What is the next wave after Mobile? Services beyond devices

I've spent 33 years in the tech industry.  Working at HP, Apple, and Microsoft was great to ride the wave of desktop computing.  In the world of Mobile there is so much going on I find it much better to figure out what is going on being independent.  Last night I spent a few hours with some of the thought leadership folks going to GigaOm Mobilize, chatting about new services.

Microsoft had a vision of a computer on every desk.  The new vision is a mobile device on every person.  You can continue down this track to think the future are google glasses, implants and more hardware stuck to you.  I don't.  Although I am sure we will see plenty of people who will think they are so much better than the rest based on what mobile gear they have.

Every week day, I spend an hour in an aerobic workout and reading a book on a Kindle Paperwhite.  I've been doing this for about 2 months now.  At first 45 minutes, and now an hour.  At the beginning I was using my Galaxy Note, reading with the Kindle app.  This setup though had me reaching to check e-mail and surf the web.  No. I am going to spend an hour a day just reading.  No distractions.  This turns out to be a good aerobic workout routine and a good exercise for my mind to focus on learning something new.  It is well documented that contrary to popular belief multi-tasking is less productive. Juggling a bunch of different things may feel better, but it is an illusion of control.  You can't see your mistakes.  The things you drop and don't do as good as a job.  Or things you completely miss.  Opening your mind to see every day you are making mistakes recognizes you are human.

So, what is the next thing after Mobile?  Services that help you see you focus and see your mistakes.  With everyone having a mobile device connected to the cloud, new services can be created that let you know where you stand in relation to others.

There are so many people who did not have the benefit of an education in math or science.  They may take this statement as saying they need to live the life of Mr Spock.  No.  They would find it much easier to face the facts.

Here is one article on where Astrology is Science.

Astrology is not a very scientific way to answer questions. Although astrologers seek to explain the natural world, they don't usually attempt to critically evaluate whether those explanations are valid — and this is a key part of science. The community of scientists evaluates its ideas against evidence from the natural world and rejects or modifies those ideas when evidence doesn't support them. Astrologers do not take the same critical perspective on their own astrological ideas.