April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper made the first real cellular phone call outside Motorola offices in New York City.
That was 40 years ago. Hard to believe right? I vividly remember a time when my cousins from Michigan were visiting us in N.C. and my uncle had a bag phone in their van – that was 16 years ago.
We have come a long way since Cooper’s first cellular phone call. Now we are constantly connected via our mobile devices. We are constantly using our Android or iOs devices for either text messages, internet access, Skype, Apple’s iMessage or phone calls.
In the short six years I have had a cell phone the advances in technology have been amazing. Today there are millions of individuals who can not imagine a day without their iPhones and this is thanks to the millions of apps available on both Android and iOs operating systems. These apps have made our lives easier and more efficient.
But what is coming in the future? Wearable devices like Google Glass and smart watches, to mention a couple. The introduction of these devices are going to change the way we communicate with each other and the world around us. These future wearable devices are going to become integrated into our lives, creating an “always-on” world and extending the connection even further.
How we choose to integrate this connection in our lives will be left up to personal preference and lifestyle. It will also depend on your acceptance of new technology and how quickly you are to adopt innovative technology. The advances technology has made in the past 40 years have been amazing and the future of technology to come will be even more impressive, innovative and forthcoming.