Dings Will Replace Rings
by phil on Thursday Mar 5, 2009 1:08 AM
a new kind of futurism, observant about technological minutia
Ten years from now, there will be no more phone rings. Instead, everybody will live in a world of dings. Dings for emails, txts, tweets, wall-postings, voicemail. Phone will probably just go straight to vibrate for most people, if even that.
This thought came to me when just now, I received three beeps that I received a new email. One from my Mac Gmail notifier, one from my Windows Gmail notifier, and one from my iPhone.
In Saudi Arabia, cell phone penetration is at 170%! If you sit in the car of a local, you'll find their deck filled with cell phones, each for a different purpose.