In the March issue of Boston Magazine, my feature, “So Appy Together”, begins with the relationship I’ve developed with my smartphone (I love it, I need it, I can’t live without it), and goes on to explore what the future holds for all of us as our devices get smarter, more predictive, and better equipped to anticipate our needs. This was one of the most fun stories I’ve had the chance to report, primarily because of all of the sci-fi scenarios that my interview subjects kept dreaming up as we spoke.
I love the promise of technology and its capacity to help us lead toward healthier, happier lives. But I’m also intrigued by how our reliance on these tiny “personal digital nervous systems” will change us. Right now, according to one source I interviewed, we’re at a “moment of temptation.”