In 2001 our phones could make calls and texts. Some had Snake.
In 2021 they have cameras and apps. They have social media and payment methods. We learn, entertain and record with them.
What’s the prognosis for 2041? Have we reached peak phone and will it stabilise? Or will the next twenty years see us become even more at one with our devices?
In 2021 I'm using my phone more like I did in 2001. No social media, no banking or news apps, nothing that isn’t essential or could be done on a laptop instead.
Before mobile phones we used landlines with a cord. Now there’s no physical cord but the invisible one has never been stronger.