Why Tuesday’s Apple Event is One of the Most Important Ever from Mike Elgan is another excellent analysis worth to contemplate about:
“Social Tablet era”
“People are designed to socialize with other humans, and also to explore the world with touch.”
Great one! Touch-based tablets – especially the iPad – plays to our deep hard-wired desire to touch things and – well – play with them. Hmm, is tactile experience the most ’emotional’?
So the symbiosis of tablet and social networks will revolutionize our social experience as built-in cameras in mobile phones did.
“Artificial Experience Phone Era”
Hmm, clumsy name. IBM is ‘commercializing’ AI on the high-end leveraging the visibility of Watson winning Jeopardy!.http://www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/icons/watson/
However, bringing first class “computer assistant” experience to the consumer market shifts everybody’s experience. Voice recognition and control were around for many years – Dragon and ViaVoice are most notable contenders.
Well, PDAs were around for nearly 20 years as well but the breakthrough came when combined with multi-touch in iPhone and iPad.
I am still munching about these assessments. Definitely there is something in them. May be I am enchanted by Tuesday’s event.
Maybe companies will soon need a BYOCA to work policy: Bring your own computer assistant.
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