You wake up and check your smartphone. It tells you to wear your blue suit because it knows you have a meeting, and it correctly guesses that your gray suit is at the cleaners, because your home's RFID sensors aren't picking it up.
You make tea, like you do every morning, so your teapot sends a signal to your phone, which texts your children that you made tea, letting them know that you're doing fine.
Since your home knows you're brewing tea, it thinks that now is a good time to remind you to take your pills. It sends a message to your phone, you take your pills, and your pill bottle sends a message to a wireless hub that you took them. That's available now: On the Mobile World Congress expo floor, AT&T showed off the Vitality pill bottles that send data over its network. If you forget to take your pills, your pill bottle can e-mail you a reminder.
As you're preparing to leave, your smartphone tells you to wear a coat, because it's cold outside, and it tells you to get a move on, because the traffic is bad on the highway. Since your home knows your typical routine, when you close your door, your lights automatically turn off, your shades go down, your thermostat turns the temperature down and your car starts up.
Your car tells you to take the local streets because of bad traffic on the highway. And since it knows you were up late last night (your TV said you were watching Leno -- who's still on in 2020, by the way), your car orders your regular latte at a Starbucks along the way. As you approach your meeting location, your car reserves a parking spot for you at your local garage.
cool? scary? what are your thoughts?Answer Question
Answer by cdecker83 at 10:57 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
While we may have the technology for this, it won't be everyday life for your average person. Only a select few would be able to afford this.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:58 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by shoot4thestars at 11:37 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
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Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:17 AM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by JeremysMom at 12:22 AM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 2:35 AM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 6:07 AM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by May-20 at 6:59 AM on Feb. 18, 2011
Sounds VERY annoying. I hate smart phones. I have a normal cell phone. It does have a camera and internet capable but only for the provider's website. I don't even use it for that. I use the camera for new wallpapers on the phone and maybe a cute pic of my cats/dog when I don't have my REAL camera handy.
Admittedly, first thing I do when I sign on is check FB and CM, but I don't care or even think about when I'm offline. Definitely don't "tweet" every two seconds!
Aside from that, I don't need a damn phone to tell me what to wear!! I certainly don't want the damn thing to send texts about what I'm doing!! "SW just went to the bathroom!" I think NOT!!
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 7:39 AM on Feb. 18, 2011