Today’s smartphone, it is often said, has more computing power than an Apollo rocket.
So it should not be surprising that is it disrupting daily life left and right. Every day or two I seem to notice another common item whose usage is plummeting, perhaps bound for oblivion.
I will likely never buy an alarm clock again since my phone can handle the job better. Are clocks and wristwatches on the way out? Has anyone bought a road atlas lately — or even a dedicated GPS system for your car?
How about a camera (still or video), a piece of “stereo equipment,” a radio?
My daughter, who is 10 and likes to spiff up now and again, doesn’t carry a pocket mirror. Rather, she turns her iPod Touch camera on herself.
What else will smartphones replace, in part or whole? Boyfriends, perhaps?
Am eager to hear your thoughts.