Future Visions: Blackberry

Written on November 02 2011 at 00:20

(Part of a short series of commentary on the future visions that technology companies produce.)

Blackberry’s future revolves around the power of the Phone Administrator:

Behold, as the Phone Administrator graciously installs a bunch of corporate shit on your phone! Marvel as they upgrade your security level to “Level 5”! Bow in humble gratitude as they authorise the installation of an app! Sigh in relief as they remotely brick the phone you lost!

In a Blackberry future, you can’t do anything – not even find your own desk – without your phone, and the Phone Adminstrator will be the benevolent, silver-haired gatekeeper to your phone-dependent life.

Well… great.

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