If you could travel back in time to just ten years ago, you'd see a very different market for digital devices than the one we have now today. Ten years ago, the iPhone was a very early work in progress, people were just getting used to the internet, online app marketplaces hadn't caught on like they have now, and Nintendo's game boy advanced was the only way to go if you wanted portability in gaming.
The 'OS Wars' hadn't happened yet, and Microsoft had everyone running their Windows operating system for the most part. Business owners were content to develop software for Windows and use a Mac to draw cartoon illustrations in their free time.
But then people looked to the future thinking that we'd have our own robotic servants at home by now, and whatever president that came after Bush would lead us into a space age that Kennedy couldn't dream of.
Now we are in what was 'the future' to us then. So, how did it all turn out? Pretty good, although the constant bickering between Apple Tech and Android users could be done away with. Technology has made a jump over a large crater in terms of complexity and design.
Although we aren't in a new space age and we don't have our own robotic servants, the 'star trek' generation would have their minds blown to see the paper-thin computers we use these days. It would make anyone say: 'I'm picking up an anomalous reading from a rogue app running in the background.'
So, now that we're in the future where do we go from here? Let's face one fact before moving forward: mankind hasn't changed or improved. Even though you may own a iPhone and use it often, you didn't make it, Apple did. But devices like those couldn't be built by one person alone, teams of very smart human beings always come forward to make your phone a reality, your TV sitcoms more enjoyable, and your car run on hydrogen. Wait, forget that last one.