I submit that before too long, mice will be a thing of the past. Keyboards, too. With technology like MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Surface and AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s iPhone, these devices are getting replaced by our own fingers. Personally, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m rather excited.
With what has been demonstrated so far, multitouch technology seems to be far superior to traditional methods of controlling a computer. Or at least I think it could be one day. I can zoom on photos with a pinch of my fingers, type directly on screen, split a check in a restaurant or even play piano, all without any extra equipment. So where will this lead?
Without the necessity of extra peripherals, we eliminate the need for cables and cords. Computers will become even more wireless. And when things are wireless, we can
take them wherever we want. And so, we will, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll become more connected than everÃ¢â‚¬â€constantly plugged in (thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a metaphorical plug, of course). Although some individuals,
like Jen, enjoy a Ã¢â‚¬Å“technology hiatusÃ¢â‚¬Â from time to time, I am rather excited for the interconnectivity (back to my addiction perhaps...)