Less Stuff to Carry Around

Many people are not carrying around all the stuff they once did. For example, your phone is now your camera and your earbuds replaced your old Walkman. Your phone also functions as your GPS, email and text sender and receiver, and the mobile apps function in ways that once required a computer.

The consolidation of stuff we have to carry around will likely continue. Here are some examples – you can use your smartphone to purchase items reducing the need to carry cash or credit cards. Biometric technology may soon replace the need to carry a passport or driver’s license, and it might also replace your keys. Instead of opening a lock on your front door, you would press a pad on the door and expect it to recognize your fingerprint.

Who knows — the phone in your pocket might become a watch or pendant –perhaps eliminating the need for pockets altogether.