All of this now fits in your pocket

30 Years

Technology is amazing and we all know it. What we may forget or even take for granted is that there was a time around thirty years ago when we needed dozens of different devices to do the things that we do with our current smartphones.

As they put it at Gather, “The smartphone that’s currently sitting in your pocket right now is hundreds of times more powerful than the massive computer components that once filled entire rooms.”

Now we have to wonder what will fit in our pockets thirty years from today.

Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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Steve Siverling
May 8th, 2012 at 5:10 am

Yeah but for some things it’s good to have a different device.  Take for instance a keyboard, it’s hard to type on my phone.  Some games it’s hard to play on a cellphone also.

Tim Fuller
May 8th, 2012 at 11:31 am

Missed opportunity.  Should also be a huge early model brick cell phone to compliment that big.ass VHS camcorder.  I don’t see a stand alone GPS in that picture anywhere either.  What else is it missing?  Enjob.

May 8th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

That is actually a Betamovie Camcorder.  I think all the video stuff there is Beta.

Tim Fuller
May 9th, 2012 at 8:12 am

 Good catch.

May 9th, 2012 at 7:48 am

 Also missing:  Game Boy, pager, telegraph (replaced by sms), modem, movie projector (there are a couple of phones with pico projectors in them)

Tim Fuller
May 9th, 2012 at 8:13 am

 Calling Shenanigans on the telegraph, but the others are good.

JS Beckerist
May 9th, 2012 at 7:39 am

I think the question itself changes. Not “what will be in our pockets in 30 years” but “what do we use now that will ultimately be implanted in us.”

Wes Richards
May 10th, 2012 at 9:00 am

pockets will be obsolete in 30 years.


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