Your cell-phone is part of you.
It is your mouth and ears.

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And the next generation cell-phone-computer will carry our data,
our music, our ideas. It will help us schedule our lives
and interact in the virtual world. It will be an extension of our eyes and ears, of our hands and feet.
It is an extension of our brain and nervous system.
It is an extension of ourselves.



The next step in the evolution of the cell-phone will be the adoption of voice recognition and new interface technologies. Perhaps most importantly, cell-phones will feature new projection technologies, capable of projecting an image on to a surface, such as a white sheet of paper or a wall; or on to the retina of your eye.

With the miniaturization of the computer and the development of new interface technologies, the old model – having PCs at various physical locations – no longer makes sense. The cell-phone will replace the PC because we need immediate access to data and resources, where-ever we are; because the cell-phone puts computing resources at our fingertips – anytime, anyplace.

Thus, the cell-phone model provides access to information and computing resources – anytime, anyplace – and will replace the PC as “the preferred tool,” due to portability and individual ownership. The cell-phone model also helps to resolve a number of legal questions over privacy and ownership of data, and ensures physical and legal control over our data.



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msc 10/08