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Talking on your mobile is so 20th Century

November 16, 2013


Flexible screens, face recognition security, thumb print technology, NFC payments, wrist watches that double as phone, eye wear linked to your mobile handset. All touted as the future of mobile communications. But to what end?

When you look at communication development over the last 1000 years or so we see the development of swift, exegetic communication – often the most popular being the non-returnable message.

The Bayeux Tapestry does a wonderful job of articulating pretty clearly what 1066 was all about. We moved from tapestry to letters and printing in the Middle Ages then waited nearly 500 years for the next major leap forwards, the arrival of telegraphy! For the more pretentious among us that’s derived from the Greek for writing (graphy) at a distance (tele). Since then the pace has picked up and communication mechanisms have evolved rapidly from the phone call to e-mail and that most wonderful of…

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