This is a little bit of a rant, but it’s very evident as of late and wanted to share my opinion regarding this matter.
I have fully realized we are now desensitized by technology.
This became very evident at the Apple Event on September 12th. While yes, I am an Apple fan, but I’ve heard quite a bit of criticism on Apple’s launch event.
One thing amazed me was the release of the Series 3 watch – Apple has introduced LTE inside of the new Apple Watch. This is definitely a natural evolution of a product, but amazing that this fits now in a computing device that’s about 28.7 grams and has the height of 38.6mm.
What grabbed me was the live demo of Jeff Williams calling one of his associates (Deidre) while she was paddle boarding in the middle of some body of water.
Now this was without any phone attached and it sounded crystal clear.
Let’s think about this for a moment. We now have the capability of calling someone from a device that’s as small as a car fob and people were expecting more from this event.
Jeff even went “rogue” for a minute and spoke about how some people take technology for granted.
At VMworld this year, Pat Gelsinger spoke about our “frame of reference” continues to change based on technology. Is this a nice way of saying we are taking this type of technology for granted? That we expect dramatic change at every product release? Do we have overstated expectations?
Cloud Computing and this field has changed how we think of Data Centers today and will continue to dramatically change the landscape we know over the next several years – I can’t imagine what it’ll look like in 10 years.
However, I think sometimes we need to take a step back, sit down, and appreciate how far we’ve come in the past several years. There are some incredible companies that have changed our “frame of reference” and how we engage with others on a daily basis.
But where’s those dang flying cars?? 😉