The Future of Your Pocket!


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While I really cannot comment on the future of pockets, I can excitedly explain the advancement of one of our favorite pocket companions: the mobile phone. 

Earlier this month, a new idea for a cell phone was shared with the world: Phonebloks. Dave Hakkens, the creator of Phonebloks, has come up with an invention idea worth spreading the news about! Phonebloks will be a smart phone with each tech component a little 'lego' block. 

According to the most recent information"Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it's getting old just upgrade" which is, in my opinion a revolutionary and fantastic idea!

The need for a product like this comes from what we have developed over the last century: electronic waste. When our cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices don't work, we assume the whole thing is done for and it's time to upgrade. All of the discarded parts and chips and modules have been creating this problem of 'E-waste'. Has this been needless? 

One of the great things about Phonebloks is that if the phone is beginning to malfunction, you can easily take out the ill performing blok and replace or update it! You can still keep over 70% of your phone and contribute much less product to the mountain to E-waste. 

Not only is this great for the environmentally conscious, but for those of us who love to have options! Dave Hakkens likens Phonebloks to an app store;  "In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. You can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. The choice is yours!"

And don't you know I love having options! I can format and configure my Phoneblok phone to fit my needs and lifestyle! 'Choose the bloks you want, support the brands you like, or even develop your own bloks'.  How exciting!

To make this dream come true, Dave Hakkens is asking people to 'join the thunderclap'. We can easily do this by spreading it via social media, blogging about it to our science class, or donating some spare change to making this thing happen! 

Would you want to use this phone? I think it's a marvelous idea! I want to know what you all think! Is this worth investing in? Do you think the science will work? Let me know!

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I love this idea! Really innovative and definitely a plus for the environment. I'm interested in seeing what the phone actually looks like: is it Frankenphone or is it going to be a little more attractive?

I also wonder what kind of software options would be available. I'm a big fan of iPhones so I would hope the operating system would be the same as or similar to that of an iPhone.

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