Smart phones have become a large part of a majority of people’s daily routine. We use them to send messages, emails, marketing, social media, photography, reminders, talking, and much much more. At some point some people could trade in their laptops and desktops they use for work and work solely on their smart phones. This seems to be far off but not as far as we think.
According to Smithsonian Magazine there is an exhibition in the works about the Natural History of the Mobile Phone. It is hard to believe how far technology has come with the mobile phone.
“Today, smart phones are an inexorable part of our existence, a fact that isn’t lost on Joshua Bell, an anthropologist and curator of globalization at the Natural History Museum. For the past two years, Bell and Joel Kuipers, an anthropologist at George Washington University, have researched mobile phone culture, along with the myriad facets—ecological impact, cultural variability— that underlie the now-global phenomena.
Bell, who’s currently developing a new exhibition tentatively called “A Natural History of the Mobile Phone,” was this weekend’s first featured speaker at Smithsonian magazine’s 2nd annual “The Future is Here” Festival. A scholar of how cell phones shape our modern lives, Bell took cues from both science fiction and his own research to offer up scenarios on how mobile technology will change…and in the process, change us.”
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-future-is-here-whats-next-for-mobile-phones-180951479/#VbbqRcH6YtBkIi6D.99
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