The smartphone industry (Apple included) is suffering from innovation fatigue and the law of diminishing returns is fully on display. In practice, Smartphones are over. The marginal increases in capabilities and features offer only marginal increases in productivity. This trend is likely to continue until the industry reinvents how we connect to our devices, and how the devices connect to each other.
Mobile & Wireless
Even though my phone number is listed in the National Do Not Call Registry, I've started to receive Robocalls on my mobile phone. It's more than a mild annoyance. On a bad day I'll receive two or three of them, and about once a day I receive an unwanted Robotext.
In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society. But all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.