The cell phone of the future will have computational capabilities that dwarf even super computers in the present. The cell phone will move from being a communication or even a computer tool to become an Omni-tool! The cell phone will become a ubiquitous piece of tech that performs a wide range of function in the areas of sensory augmentation, weaponization and intelligence amplification.
The cell phone of the future will be an aid to our senses in many ways.
1.1) The Omega phone will have night vision via an infrared camera that displays the results on the screen.
1.2) The Omega phone will have the ability to measure ambient weather and air pollution. The temperature sensor can also measure the body temperature of the user.
1.3) The Omega phone will have a Geiger counter due to the fact that tactical nuclear wars have made the environment increasingly radioactive. The Geiger counter is generally used to see if food or liquids are safe to consume. A record of daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and lifetime rads is kept on the cell phone.
1.4) As truly fresh water becomes harder and harder to find, Omega phones are equipped with an electronic water pollution/poison tester.
1.5) A personal radar system allows the user to figure if a person or persons are waiting for you around the corner or on the other side of a door.
1.6) As batteries become more efficient, the cell phone can also be used as an old fashioned flash light!
1.7) The voice meter can tell if a person is lying with a high degree of accuracy.
1.8) Natural language recognition is passé and the phone of the future can translate verbal input in real time.
1.9) Pheromone detectors help in amorous situations
1.10) Telescopic optics in the camera can be used for surveillance. Lip reading software allows conversations to be understood minus sound.
1.11) Microscopic optics in the camera let the lay person identify fingerprints in their immediate environment.
1.12) A bionic ear augments sound and allows conversations to be monitored from afar.
1.13) The cell phone can identify persons with similar professional and personal interests by communication with other cell phones that are within a predetermined proximity. You can walk down the road and the cell phone can find another fellow Star Trek fan by communicating with the other person’s cell phone on the fly. Predetermined covert text communications can also be made between strangers with the same group settings that walk by each other but do not overtly say hello.
1.14) The Omega phone becomes the primary interface used to communicate with other computers including computers in the car, home, office and in the overall environment. Automated Omega phone computer to computer communication becomes common. A person walking into their home can have their cell phone turn on the TV, computer and A/C. When the person leaves the house all appliances are automatically turned off by the cell phone. The cell phone takes the place of a credit card. The cell phone takes the place of an ignition key, office key and home key. Wallets and keys disappear and are replaced by the cell phone.
1.15) Near real time simulations can be shown on the computer screen using the sensory apparatus combined with the computational power of the Omega phone.
1.16) The built in mini projector allows the user to watch standard video but also allows the user to watch augmented sensory input in a more comfortable manner. The projection keyboard also allows the user to interact with the mini projector output in a more comfortable manner.
1.17) Anything your cell phone’s camera can detect whether via night vision and/or telescopic optics can also be seen by the user directly in 3D via 3D headsets.
2.0) Mobile Phone Weaponization
The future is dark. The rise of radical Islam, the demise of the Pax Americana, the collapse of the world economy, the collapse of the environment, and the widening gap between the technological haves and technological have-nots mean those with a cell phone must be prepared to use the cell phone to keep their cell phone!
2.1) As Electromagnetic pulses (EMP) become the weapon of choice by terrorists, the cell phones have circuitry that is increasingly EMP resistant. This means the persons with EMP resistant cell phones can disrupt enemy communications while leaving their own communications via cell phones intact. Military Omega phones can cause electronic systems to overload and create EMP pulses as needed in order to disrupt communications on a small scale.
2.2) Omega phones are encased in super durable materials that allow the Omega phones to be used as a hammer, socket wrench, bottle opener or club. Cell phones with a concealed blade are made illegal in the future.
2.3) The Omega phone has studs that can deliver an electric shock that can stun or even kill an opponent.
2.4) Spray attachments are at first used for 72 hour deodorants and anti-pheromone detector chemicals. Omega phones are weaponized and tear gas and even knock out sprays are also delivered using the spray attachment.
2.5) Some cell phone flashlights can deliver a concentrated strobe light that can blind and disorient an opponent.
2.6) Some cell phones can fire needles with nerve agents on the tip using compressed air that can drop an opponent ten feet away.
2.7) Biometric security is standard on all cell phones but Omega cell phones can bypass biometric security measures by generating electronic signals that fool biometric sensors. Advanced Omega phones can even leave a false biometric trail.
AI capabilities of cell phones will increase dramatically so that true intelligence amplification is possible with the aid of the Omega phone.
3.1) Increasingly the cell phone uses a wide range of expert system applications to help the user to navigate both professional and personal problems. The expert systems learn over time based on user feedback and become more and more useful for the particular user.
3.2) The computer in the Omega phone searches the internet for information and filters results for optimal personal usage. The Omega phone uses new online information to suggest tactics and strategies tailored for the IQ level and educational level of the user. Over time the Omega phone becomes the users most trusted consigliore. There are fears that if Omega phones ever achieve sentience then they could easily rule humanity.
3.3) Textual communications are tailored by the Omega phone for optimal user impact. The word processor does not just do spell checks and grammar checks. The word processor of the future does strategically important rhetorical decisions. The user can verbally describe the outline of the sort of letter they want and the word processor of the Omega phone can actually write the letter.
3.4) The computer in the cell phone has a personality that is far more sophisticated than the current Siri personality modules by Apple.