The post social age is not the age built after the age of social media, it’s the age built on top of social media.
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CNN has a great special section all about mobile phones and our society. It’s basically an aggregation of a lot of reports, but it’s really good. You can see all the stories here.
The first one that I stumbled on was, Smartphone of the future will be in your brain. It’s an interesting look at the future of mobile computing from our current devices to micro-disposable phones brain implants, back to post apocalyptic carvings in stone.
But within that post was a link to another story: How smartphones make us superhuman. The post is a bit meandering ranging from examples cited in the book The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything and how they imortalize events to how they extend our capabilities which, as I’ve argued before, makes us cyborgs.
This is also inline with Howard Rheingold’s new book (Kindle single actually) Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter? While not just specifically about mobile and more generally about computing, mobile has always been a big part of Rheingold’s thesis, ever since is seminal 2007 book,Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution.
Put all of these together and the future is pretty clear: we’re destined to be cyborg super-geniuses.
I’ve obviously been fascinated with the concept of cyborgs and the Olympics. Today’s Blog Posts From The Future post, Superlympic Events Bring In More Money Than Their “Non-Super” Counterparts, was directly inspired by my previous posts here:
I’m curious if anyone else is as fascinated by all of this as I am?