The term ‘selfie’ takes on a new meaning when you consider the new technology philosophy that you are your phone. OK, you’re not actually a phone, but recent developments are showing that your smartphone is becoming intrinsically-linked with your identity. Who needs ID when you have a smartphone?
Currently if you want to check your email you type in your username and your password. Now the email server knows it’s you trying to access your mail. But is a password really necessary in this modern world? Everyone already carries around a smartphone that’s as personalized as you can get. This was Yahoo’s thinking when they created Account Key, a way to access your email without needing a password on your smartphone. Because, let’s face it, it’s going to be your accessing your email once you’re accessing your phone.
Here’s another way to think of it. In the old days you didn’t call a person, you called a location and hoped that person would be there to answer the phone. Now you call a person directly on their cell phone. Their cell phone is an extension of themselves and is the way to access them as a person. A new startup called Shyp is taking that idea and extending it to your address. Instead of meticulously typing out the exact address of a home, all you have to do is type in the username of the person you’re shipping to. Because, again, you’re shipping to a person, not a place. It’s a modern idea that’s finding some solid footing.
Lastly, Audi has a new service called Audi On Demand that allows you to rent a car, have it dropped off to your location, unlock it, and start it all with your smartphone. Forget about keys! Simply open the app and with a couple of button presses you’re controlling the car with the smartphone.
Smartphones are allowing your identity to be intrinsically-linked with the devices you’re carrying. Technology is finally starting to catch up to the idea that you really are your smartphone.
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