>Smartphone Singularity

17 Jul

>Eric S. Raymond points out the Smartphone Singularity: that is a tricorder in your pocket and with every new model, it does more of what other things used to do.

Who knew we’d back into that ol’ SF trope, the pocket computer, via portable radiophones? The Future: usually weirder than predicted.

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5 Responses to “>Smartphone Singularity”

  1. Alan 17 July 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    >It's interesting how little phone there is in a smartphone.

  2. D.W. Drang 17 July 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    >There is actually a "Tricorder" app for Android phones.

  3. Jeffro 17 July 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    >And cameras, too! They're even getting better as time goes by. I take more pics just because the thing is handy and there. Who knew?

  4. D.W. Drang 17 July 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    >So, I was not going to download the thing, but I had to go lookl it up, and it really works. Well, it really does "stuff." "Tricorder: Functional Nerdity, at it's best"

  5. Standard Mischief 18 July 2010 at 9:57 am #

    >And hey, it has a calculator too! The only thing wrong with esr's post is that 1999 called and wanted their palm pilot back.

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