Every once in a while I read and article that seems to be a April Fools joke that isn’t taking place on April first. One of those articles that hit me as technology changing is suggesting that phones will start containing operating systems similar to laptop/desktop computers. This new technology release implies you will only need some sort of docking system that allows you to plug a mouse, keyboard, and monitor into your typically sized modern phone that will allow you to complete nearly any task you would on a regular less stationary computer.
Of course who would try to make this momentous step? None, other than the makers of Ubuntu an offshoot of Linux. Being open source similar to phones currently using Android, any phone manufacturer can pick up their software that is in development and integrate it into a new phone design. The exciting part to me is that they are actually looking for phone makers to do that here with more information about possible outcomes.
Do you think the step of virtually turning all cellular phones into personal computers is as ground breaking as I do? There is already a movement to create tiny low cost energy efficient computers to make them more available world wide, but I feel like this could not only improve current phone designs but better integrate technology.
What do you think about this movement? Do you think it would be helpful and beneficial to mankind to have everyone plugged in all the time or do you think it would contribute to the feeling of never being able to get away from the ever increasing demand created by technology?