Future Phone

February 5th, 2010

It’s not often that someone comes up with an idea that will revolutionise the very core of telecommunications.

Strangely I have just done exactly that. Rather than keep my idea a secret I thought it would be useful to write it down here. Many people would think this is an odd thing to do. After all if it is so good won’t I make a fortune?

The problem is that my overwhelming apathy means that the odds of me even remembering this let alone finishing it is slim.

So what is this idea?

It came to me when someone recently called me. New phones obviously tell you who is calling. That’s all very well but sometimes you need just a little bit more information.

My idea is that before you accept a call the caller must provide additional extra information.

For example many people call me at work with questions. I’d like to be able to pick the phone up knowing how many questions I need to answer. That way we avoid conversation drift.

Equally it would be really handy to have a ball park figure for how long they estimate the call will take. How often have you embarked on what you think is a brief chat only to be still talking as much as fifteen minutes later?

In an ideal world a written outline of the all topics to be covered would be handy but that’s essentially just an email. Someone has already invented email.

The only thing I haven’t figured out is which letter needs to go in front of the word phone and what colour it would be.

That’s my plan and it could well change the world.


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2 Responses to “Future Phone”

  1. Shel Says:

    I still think a mobile phone that doubles as an electric shaver would sell like hot cakes perhaps the Motorola SHAVR?

    Can you imagine how many execs would treasure such a life saving device? Oh and there would be one for ladies too, so that they can keep their legs smooth anywhere, any time.

    You know it makes sense. And it’s much better than your idea.

  2. Daz Says:

    You’re right.

    It is better than my idea.

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