In 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer, made the 1st call from a portable mobile device. Today, smart-phones have become a necessity in our everyday life. Anthropologist Joshua Bell, studies how cell phones shape our modern lives.
Bell predicts that in the future, cell phones will become a part of our body using nanogenerators harvesting movements and bio-electronic currents.
Intelligent operating systems will be designed (like Samantha from the film “Her”) and they will make us question what it means to be human.
Lastly, cell phone owners will acquire basic technical literacy and will learn to rewire, turn off and repair their devices. Bell thinks that one day we’ll be able to “amend” our own technology instead of constantly buying new models.