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The desire to bond to others is natural and for growing youths it is a very strong propelling force. The handphone provides exactly that send/save/delete anywhere-anytime mobile connectivity, further personalized with ringtones and all manners of special shortforms. It's the embodiment of the ear/eye paradigm.|
In later years, the handphone will become even more useful; not just with 3G/3.5G/4G for moving images, but also with other mobile applications; for instance, what if one can fit a RFID chip inside someone's handphone that can trigger sensors in shopping malls as someone walks by, which can then relay the person's buying profile to the outlets along the aisle that he's walking along? tekvicious' profile, for instance, will be widely read, and the sales assistant will be waiting outside to welcome him.. to "that" special type of shop (just half kidding).
Nowadays it's always useful to be able to know and call someone, because with expanded transportation, people tend to move a lot; the handphone helps in coordinating meetings and relaying business information.
With tracking reception, it can also be used for personal safety.
However one thinks the young ones don't see it as it is - a tool - but more as a personal friend. Perhaps, with more types of applications centered on the handphone as coordinating tool, they will be able to use it to increase their productivity as well; that would depend on market forces behind investing in mobile development. There are at least fifty nifty mobile applications which can be activated on a global basis right-away.
Anyway, to get an sms first thing in the morning, like 'i love you' is better than drinking any caffeinated beverage.