A Phone-centric World

July 13, 2015

No Laptops

Can you picture a world without tablets, desktops and laptops? It’s only a matter of time.

SanDisk has introduced a 200 GB microSD card. That’s 200 GB in a mere 15x11mm package. With processors like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 and beyond, it’s not hard to imagine reaching a point where your phone can provide all the computing power you need. The phone has several advantages:

Tablets, laptops and desktops (as we know them today) disappear altogether, once your phone, backed by the unlimited resources of the cloud, can provide all the computing power you need. All that is missing are the interfaces to that computing power. Tablets need only provide the convenience of a touch screen interface. Laptops and desktops can be replace with commodity keyboards and monitors, drawing all the computing experience from your phone. I just hope I can get some sleep when the two-finger typist behind me on the plane is using their tray table as a keyboard.

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