My Take On The Anthropology of Mobile Phones

In the TED talk, The Anthropology of Mobile Phones, Jan Chipchase talked about how in pretty much all cultures people carry three things and they were keys, money, and a cell phone. He mentioned how they all are tools used for survival and mentioned how so. Money being a source of getting food, keys giving people access shelter as well phones cutting out the middleman when it came to tasks that a smart phone could undertake. He also explored his thoughts on the future of culture and other things, touching on the importance of cellphones in connection to culture, innovation and design.
In his discussion he talked about the different roles cell phones will play in the future and I think that Jan is actually right, I think that will represent parts of our personality as well as serve as a way to preserve our culture. Just with all the information that the internet can hold, and constant improvement of technology, it’s only a matter of time before cell phones replace many of the forums we use to do everyday errands. Jan’s ability to touch on how identity has been related to traditions, norms and other things was imperative to proving how technology is making its way into culture and how it effects it.