The race to stay ahead of the ‘Smart race’

The amount of innovations, updates, upgrades of this technology is beyond incredible. Till a couple of years ago, a minority of phone users were exposed, let alone reliant, on smart phones. Today, having a smart phone is a norm, a laptop is basic, a tablet is supplementary and possession of these are no longer considered a luxury. Not only are we flooded with brands drawing in customers by leveraging or forging emotional connections, we now have a huge line up of models and features to select from within a single brand. How much more confusing will it get?

According to survey carried out by cnet.com it was found that majority of tablet users use tablets in the bedroom and for social media, emails, chatting or calls. A smaller percentage fell into a category of online shopping, browsing websites and game playing. Following this was the percentage of users using tablets for reading, research, making notes, checking the weather, etc. The numbers of tablet users are on the rise but the specific uses for the tablet are still largely recreational, despite reports saying it will soon play a major

role in educational institutions and methods of study.

There is no one direction for

this analysis. Rather a retrospect into the rapidly changing timelines of the smart revolution and how it has changed the way we respond. It won’t be farfetched to have kinect-like technology to turn any surface into a touch screen (http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/stories/kinect-like-technology-turns-any-surface-into-a-touchscreen);

Or new models of portable technology that fit on the wrist of your hand (http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2010/05/24/nextep1.jpg/), and eventually maybe headsets that read brainwaves and respond to our every thought (http://www.ted.com/talks/tan_le_a_headset_that_reads_your_brainwaves.html).

What more does the future hold for us?