I have an iPhone 3GS. It’s my second iPhone. The first one died. It was probably my fault. I was standing outside in the rain way too long. I had it inside my rain jacket, but when I got back to the hotel, it was completely dead. After a few hours, I started to think about whether I should buy a new iPhone or another type of mobile phone. A few days later I realized that I was more or less addicted to the iPhone. I was using it for so many things. I was listening to music, taking notes, playing games, using social media and managing my blog (and a lot more), every single day.
Now, I’m thinking about buying an iPhone 4S, that’s because I’m using my phone even more than I used to. And I have an iPad and a MacBook Pro. So many gadgets, so little time.
But, even though I have all sorts of mobile devices, I have been thinking about whether I should be using them all the time, and continue to work and play whenever I am awake. It feels like that’s what I’m currently doing. Remember, I’m the pomodoro guy.
Don’t get me wrong. I love what I’m doing. And that’s why I am doing it all the time, even when I’m out running.
The reason why I started to think about the mobile revolution today wasn’t something I did. It was rather something I didn’t.
It happened while I was attending my daughters swimming practice earlier today. I was on the bleachers looking at my daughter swim. I wanted to take a picture of her, or make a video, because I realized that I can do that with my phone. And I’m so proud of her. But, I didn’t.
What I did, was doing some creative thinking about my brand new business, and then, some new perspectives on the serial killer I have created. I turned my head, looked to the left, and I watched five dads on the bleachers. They didn’t look at their kids. They were all staring on their phones.
I was switching my view. Looking at the dads, then, looking at their kids swimming, then, looking at the dads. I felt a little proud. I was there, with my daughter, but at the same time, I was part of the mobile revolution.
People are different.
Technology is turning people into something I can’t explain. Let me just say that people today are not what they used to be like when I was young.
I just opened the door. I am home. I have forgot about the serial killer, and the business I am starting. I have forgot about my daughter and her face when she was looking at me, smiling. I’m still seeing the postures of the five dads and their phones. I’m not sure if anybody can explain what’s happening with people right now, or what’s going to happen to us during the next years.
We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere. And at the same time, we’re nowhere.