Feld Notes

Aug 2018

The Big Phone!

When I first made a phone call Dick-Tracy-style (and through AirPods) with my Apple Watch, I thought that felt futuristic. There’s something just as cool about conducting a phone call with a HomePod in your lounge room. I do love the nice touch of the flickering green light as you speak to it. The stuff of sci-fi is really here today and when people whinge about certain aspects of tech, I am often a little bit flabbergasted. Look at what we can do!

Also, on the watch topic, I rewatched a bit of Batman Forever on TV tonight (a childhood favourite) and was amused to see Bruce Wayne having a video call with Alfred on his watch. I had forgotten that part of the film and was amused when I noticed that the watch had no front-facing camera, yet Alfred seemed to be able to see Bruce. The crown was also pointing to the left, which suggests that if Batman had an Apple Watch today, he most likely would flip the orientation. This whole segment seemed somewhat prescient but also quite wrong.

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