I don’t know about you but growing up I remember watching a few episodes of Dick Tracy. There was an animated series as well as a TV series.
He was a crime fighter and you always saw him talking into his watch.
To me that was the most fascinating thing about him. I would have loved to have one of those watches!
But wait I hear some interesting rumors!
It appears my super hero Apple maybe doing something similar to that!
From what I’ve read they have assembled a team of 100 people to work on the IWatch!!
In my opinion Apple is always coming up with great products.
Will it have all the capabilities of a mobile phone? Who knows but it’s worthy of keeping our eyes open for it.
When you think about what our phones are currently capable of doing we are in many ways like Dick Tracy.
Here are just a few things our phones can do:
With a simple app we can track where our children are.
Mapping out a route has never been easier.
We can talk into our phones ask questions and get Siri to answer us back.
With that thought in mind you can use your phone hands free by using such things as a wireless earpiece or you could even use your phone through your car radio.
Have you ever heard the commercial where it says “there’s an app for that”?
It’s getting to the point where almost anything is possible when it comes to our smart phones.
They are our communications devices. Remember Captain Kirk on Star Trek flipping out his communicator and talking to Scottie? At that time it was a mere dream that we could ever own much less afford a device like that and yet we do!
In many instances we take our phones for granted and yet if we are out with friends and a question pops up what do we do? We google it with our phones.
Our phones can be set to remind us of appointments or other things we need to do.
With our phones we can set up our calendars so that at a glance we can see what our day or month will be like.
How could I not mention the fact that our phones can now record video in HD no less and that video can be edited in our phones (there’s an app for that!) so that it’s immediately available?
Oh and yes we can’t forget that it can also take photos for us to share events or whatever we choose.
I could really go on and on with what our phones can do.
While we are talking about Dick Tracy I couldn’t help but mention agent Maxwell Smart from the show “Get Smart”. Do you remember him? One of the things Max did was talk into his shoe phone. Max always had some really cool gadgets.
My point being it was technology. So, when you really think about it like Dick Tracy, Maxwell Smart and Captain Kirk we have technology at our finger tips in ways they did.
I think that’s pretty amazing! To go from watching shows like Dick Tracy, Get Smart and Start Trek (yes I love Start Trek) to our present day technology it’s nothing short of incredible.
Our children are growing up with all these super cool gadgets and couldn’t live without them but for those of us who didn’t grow up with them I think we appreciate them even more.
We haven’t even scratched the surface of what apps are out there but we will go further into them in the future.
After reading this do you feel a little more like Dick Tracy, Maxwell Smart or Captain Kirk?
Share your thoughts and comments below.
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Toni Nelson – Author, Online Visibility Strategist, Award Winning Videographer & Photographer