Who knows, in future phones might alert you of the dangerous surroundings? Phone will act as a proactive notifier, informing you all about the people and places around you. This would surely add value to the “nincompoop device”, as many anti-technology scholars call it. But it would be better if phones do this in the most understated manner or it would ruin our chance to hang out, entertain, work, shop, watch a movie, or just grab a coffee/tea.
This would commodify the location of the consumers. Location would become center of everything, in fact, it may be juxtaposed with many new elements to give a quality experience to the consumers. In reality, location is just one part of the context of the phone users. Existence includes a number of major and minor elements. But since phone is something an individual always keeps with himself, phone will have the potential to become a device that knows where you go, whom you meet, whom you talk to, how much you travel and blab bla bla….
At such a time it would be ideal to have services based on “milieu” and these may perhaps be called “Personalized Milieu Services” , which would inform you, if you desire, about the nearest and cheapest place to eat/shop/drink coffee.
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