The market is boiling with new tablets, phones, apps and concepts from MWC.
So it’s a good time to look over the shoulder and remember what futurologists and technology companies were forecasting.
I find this video from 2006 really lovely and refreshing. It is at the same time old fashioned and visionary.
- Old fashionned as the devices (UMPC) are bulky and ugly
- Visionnary in the way people interact with apps and each other
They just missed the Social Network thing and focused on the ‘every person is a (dumb) consumer’ concept. Enjoy:
By the way, a 2006 UMPC would be called today … a smartphone, wouldn’t it?