While she was being confused by the salesperson (I always am), they talked her into a "free" Gizmo for Braeden (who was with her). It's a Dick Tracy type of watch that she can set up to send or receive phone calls from four special people ... Mom, Dad and Gramma so far. My heart just lights up when he calls! So far, he is calling every day. I love being connected as I know by the time he is 10 or 11 Gramma will be more of a duty than a treat!
My phone is also due for an upgrade, so I went to Verizon a few days after Kate. Since I wasn't accompanied by a Kindergartener, my sales pitch was aimed at SAFETY. My car is 10 years old, I'm old and gosh ... wouldn't I like to get a second opinion when my mechanic quotes me a price? Well .... meet hum!
Shouldn’t your car be as smart as everything else in your life? With hum, you can track your car’s speed and location, (which will save on my insurance) decode engine lights or summon help with the push of a button (or give you an estimate based on data received ... as well as tell you about mechanics in your area). It’s an easy way to get a smarter, safer, more connected car.
You buy the device and for ONLY $10/month you get all of this reassurance. I listened to it all (because I love technology) and if I didn't have AAA and a very reliable (old) car ... I might be interested.
Guess what MIGHT be coming in the very near future ...
Solar panel phone screens (so you can always be charging, even on a hike!)
A robot to schedule your meetings (it will check you calendar first, stay on hold while you wait for your cable company to answer)
Control your computer using gestures (Something the Italians will really love!)
Self-driving cars - and yes, I know the Google Car has had one accident
The suncream pill. This is is right up my alley! Instead of slathering on SPF50 every time I head to the beach, I can take a pill that could last all day or all week or even a month! Count me in.