Today’s cell phones are a small version of computer. With camera, MP3 player, and internet, digital phones can do more than just sending and receiving phone signals. They are capable of storing tons and tons of varied information. In fact, these modern communication devices can access internet. Meaning, the user literally have in his hand a vast knowledge resource. All this knowledge is changing how we handle information and ultimately how we see the world.
Twenty years ago, we learned how the computer system works. It functions with files, folders, memory and all that. There’s no doubt, it affects how we perceive something vague, something we don’t see. In an age wherein cellphones have become part of our existence, we start to realize that there is a new way to explore the limitless magic of web. That includes the map.
For those who are in a constant search for information, map is a necessity. Even before the internet age, map plays an important role in our lives. Today, the modern cellphone enables not just the user to find his way to his destination but also those with whom he is connected to find his location. But technology has a price. People don’t want others to know where they are all the time. It’s an issue of privacy. When others use your cell phone they can get access to lots of information about you.
Latitude, among other things, is an amazing feature of android cell phones. It is a free Google application that allows the user to connect with families or friends and find their sites. It gives both relief and yes danger. Imagine a gazillion people using Google. Imagine how many people out there can dig into a person’s account. Imagine the possibility of unauthorized sharing of information. The people who can break into a person’s account can make a mess of his personal info. Or use the same set of information to harm him.
It all started in the 80’s when Apple and Microsoft adopted windows, icons, menus and pointer or what they call the WIMP interface. It made the computer system more user friendly. Because of this, the word “personal” in personal computer is aptly used. The creators of this interface admit that they feel the same thing about the modern wireless telecommunication device.
It should be clear that cell phone mapping is not just about location and all that. Today, we can avail of smartphones that offer amazing android applications to help the user move around the globe. G1, for instance, has the ability to show three dimensional images of a particular surrounding.
For starters, the images being shown on android cell phones are just photos of the surrounding area put together so that the user would know how big or small the place is, complete with depth, width and height. Soon, however, in the future, cell phones would offer more sophisticated mapping features. The kind that would confuse people as to which one is reality and which one is just imagination.