[This post contains text I’m trying out for a new writing project on cybersecurity in the mobile age. I might be posting more such stuff in the future]
In an ideal world, we share with other people directly. We speak quietly face-to-face, gesture, and draw occasional images.
In the real world, most people are too far away to hear our words. We use cell phones and other mobile devices to carry our words farther.
Today’s mobile devices try to solve the deceptively simple problem of sharing text, images, and words. The natural world restricts the power of our voices and the range of our messages. Misunderstandings that already happen face-to-face are multiplied when we restrict our messages to text, images, and sounds.