50 years after making New York City’s first ever call from a cell phone, cell phone dad Martin Cooper talks about what the future of the phone could be…if the we still call it that.
94 years old and a fairly clear idea of what the future of mobile telephony would be like. Martin Cooper, American engineer known for being the inventor of the mobile phone, was interviewed by CNBC during his visit to the halls of the MWC, in Barcelona, for the awarding of a prize. The interested party believes that telephone calls can in the future be made directly through a chip implanted under the skin, at the level of the ear.
“Your body is the perfect charger”
” Your generation, or maybe the next, will have the phone embedded in the skin of their ear “, in particular predicted the engineer at the origin of the first mobile call in history, made from Sixth Avenue in New York using an emblematic Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. The interested party believes that this solution would avoid the discomfort of wearing a device in the ear, but also that it would be able to supply energy directly through the human body.
” Your body is the perfect charger “, assured Martin Cooper. ” When you eat food, your body makes energy, right? “, he added before explaining that he and his colleagues would never have imagined that a telephone could one day “ also become a camera and an encyclopedia “. As reported Neowinthe person concerned, however, believes that current smartphones are not sufficiently suitable for voice calls.
Unwavering faith in humanity
” When I make a phone call and I don’t have earbuds, I have to press this flat object against my rounded head [et] raise my arm in an awkward position “, he rightly points out, adding that this position is far from optimal to speak.
As for the questions of privacy and smartphone addiction, Martin Cooper shows a rather comforting optimism, emphasizing his ” unwavering faith in humanity » and specifying that « somehow people made it to find solutions to the problems encountered so far. ” Humanity is progressing “, he concluded.
Source : Neowin/CNBC