November 28th, 2011
The Future of Mobile Devices
In just a few short years Mobile Devices have come a long way. From the early days of pagers and car phones the size of bricks, to today with smart phones that do everything from make phone calls to text and web surfing, and hand held tablets and computers that allow us to do just about anything we need to do electronically.. Literally everyday something new comes out that is smarter, faster and better than the device before it. The future of mobile devices is limitless. There is no telling what all will come with the future. If someone can think it up, there is a great possibility that it can be accomplished.
With anything new there are pros and cons to consider. At face value the technology looks great. Like there can not possibly be anything that isn't wrong with it. However, in my line of work of waiting tables, I see a glaring con for the future of mobile devices. Where once I would see a table with a family of four sitting, and enjoying a night out, now all I see is four people all on seperate mobile devices completely ignoring everyone around them.
Mobile technology has a way of making things less personable, less personal. From texting people rather than then calling them. Emailing, instead of sneding a written letter or card, to talking to people on facebook or Instant messaging instead of going out and meeting people and talking face to face.
This family of four that would once sit and talk to each other and joke and have a good time at a restaurant, now just sits and becomes so involved with what they are doing, whether it be emailing, texting, surfing the web, or playing games. To some families the family night out is now dead.
Don't get me wrong, just like everyone else I am guilty of the technology distance. Sometime while in the same room with my boyfriend, instead of actually talking to each other we will sit and text to...