Technology. Innovation. Evolution. Does it always get better? Yes, in a sense that nothing remains the same too long and significant discoveries are made almost everyday. But are we truly going through evolution or yet another cycle?
It is a far too big a scope to discuss technology of the world today here. I am not writing an essay of a 1000 words here afterall. However what rather gets my attention lately was that the evolution of mobile phones.
Mobile phones used to be rather a luxury back in my adolescent. I remember bringing some colorless phone to my tuition class and someone proclaimed that he must have a mobile phone too since even i had it. Mobile phone was not common in the good old days. I remembered mobile phones the size of my face, even bigger. I remember when mobile phone with camera was first released. But what i remembered most was when i get my first phone for the very first time and i was so happy that i carried it around with me everywhere and checking it every 2-3 minutes or so as to not miss my best friend's message. I remembered clearly it was a blue colored casing phone with sparkles. It has Doraemon ringtones...
|do NOT mess with "Thor's hammer"|
And then like everything else, evolution takes place. Phones evolve into smaller, much compact phones. The smaller it is, the more expensive it gets. Apparently carrying around a big ass phone is shameful. Polyphonic ringtone came into the picture, then mp3 supportable followed by colored display, camera and suddenly BAm, out come the touchable screen smartphones with big ass size. Impressive. But what happened to the race for "smaller the better" phones. And all of sudden phones are getting bigger and owning a bigger screen phones is something to be proud of. Phones with 8-10 megapixels camera, quad-core processors, and 4g. Impressive... but i think we are missing something very important here.
|squares, spongebob everywhere|
Man, phones nowadays are ugly like shit! Go around and checkout any phone and what you will get is the excessively mainstream rectangular shaped phone. Manufacturers are no longer bothered with innovations and if not all but most phones are big ass rectangular phones. What happened to the effort to create elegant sophisticated shaped phones? I guess it all went down the drain since the day where the term "smartphones" was used. And all of the sudden, people are just concerned with how fast can their phones surf the internet, how many megapixels do their phone have and how fast is their phone processor is.
|"Good Job", Mr Jobs... zzz|
I bought a phone recently, a clamshell phone- something i used to longed for when i was younger... and i still loved it until now. Nope, its not a smartphone, it doesnt have impressive high resolution touch screen, 8 megapixels camera nor even a quad-cored processor. Just an old fashion black and white display phone but man, i am so attached to my phone now. I simply admired it. Small, compact, light weighted, and most of all cute and elegant. Well, its not much, but i love it. That's then when i realized the chase for all the smartphone technologies has left out the aesthetic values of a decent phone.
Well, it is not that i don't like touchable screens, but it does get on your nerves when the phone gets laggy, the os hangs and worse of all is when your heart skips many many beats when your phone drops to the floor. In most of the cases, you can kiss your phone goodbye as well as your paycheck and start hunting for a newer phone. It is maybe a blessing and a good reason for you to buy a new phone on the bright side.
But then again, nothing stays the same for a very long time and i only hope that innovations gets better and we will eventually have evolution and not cycles. Please bring back the creativity and restore faith in humanity! haha...
I guess im done ranting here as well...