Prepare for a Smartphone Revolution

January 11, 2017

This statement by Peter Thiel cheered me up enormously:

We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not the fault of Tim Cook, but it’s not an area where there will be any more innovation.

The gods of technology (deus ex machina?) take offense when mere mortals make such statements. Remember when Microsoft was supposed to have a monopoly on computing? Or when we’d run out of oil? Or that other time we’d run out of oil?

If Thiel feels confident enough to declare that innovation in smartphones is dead, the gods of technology will prove him wrong. I look forward to the results.

3 Responses to Prepare for a Smartphone Revolution

  1. Pluto on January 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Poli reads the NYTimes Fashion and Style section.


    • PoliPundit on January 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Because Maureen Dowd seems to have been chastened by the president-elect. She let her brother write a pro-Trump column, and now interviewed Peter Thiel.

  2. Mach999 on January 12, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I think you are missing Thiel’s point. The more relevant quote was when he said that our cell phones distract us from the fact that our subways are 100 years old. We have a lot of innovation in computing yes, but little anywhere else. That’s Thiel’s big point. We don’t try big things anymore.