Recently I saw this infographic on the trends with smart phones (click link to view the whole thing). And after seeing it, it’s easy to believe our computing life will be much different in five years. The question on my mind is how I should write for those who will do everything data-related on their smart phone?
In my latest project, a near-future update to G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday, I’m trying to project what technology will look like in 15 years. My guess is that we will be so integrated with our smartphones they will seem like a natural extension of us. If that is the case, will the simple written word be enough for this next phase of digital society? In five or ten years will novels require multimedia enhancements? Will video be required? Will audio effects be needed to make the written word palatable?
That’s what I’m wondering about today… what do you think?