When thinking of mobile and cellular technology, consumers typically think of their laptop with WIFI, their phone, and possibly tablets like the iPad. However, technology trends all point to mobile capabilities creeping up everywhere leading to a new generation that will never know a life that is not ultra connected to the rest of the world.
Technology trends in every sector
This years Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was all about the vast expansion of mobile technologies into every aspect of life and how the next generation will rely on mobile connectivity like never before. Keynote speaker for the event was chief executive of Qualcomm, Paul Jacobs. Qualcomm has produced chips for 11 billion devices but is hardly the household name like Microsoft, which handled keynotes in the recent past.
Mobile life is now not just about the mobile phone or the iPad. Technology trends already see this type of technology and connectivity in the workplace, healthcare, cars, movies, and televisions. Gaming uses it, as many game consoles connect to the internet and are used for more than just playing simple video games. Some believe that mobile will even some day play a part in our bodies. Mobile commerce is also on the rise, making paying for everyday items without cash something anyone with a smartphone can do.
Mobilizing the young
CES started out with actors playing the roles of some of the people society may find most annoying whether in line for coffee or waiting for a subway. Some roles included the geeky gamer with a surfer dialog, the young girl that believes everything that happens deserves the “OMG” treatment, and many more. They seem unrelated, but they all shared the same trait, being born into a world where mobile technology trends are here to stay.
With close to 85 percent of people around the world stating that they could not see a day through without accessing their mobile device, it is clear to see this is not just in the U.S. but everywhere. Smartphone technology is so common that consumers will see it in more and more aspects of their lives, as in things like Google’s Project Glass smart glasses, digital cameras, and smarter TVs.