- On the flight, I get to watch lectures on iPhone development from Stanford, along with talks from a conference in California.
- Catch up with family and friends in Singapore, as a result of sharing my location on Facebook.
- Photos I took of Singapore are instantly shared with other friends and family around the world.
- I keep in touch with my girlfriend back home using free telephony via the internet (thanks Skype).
- A friend at work recommends a book to me, and I order it from America to arrive at my Melbourne office, along with some other recommended books to read.
- Reviews, freely published on the internet, guide me through a tricky lens purchase. Global warranty allows me to haggle in Singapore’s Chinatown for a lower price than back home.
- Hear about a new album by Fat Freddy’s Drop, a New Zealand band, on Twitter on my phone, purchase the album and instantly(ish) download via wireless internet
- My camera (5D2) gets updated with new features today, via the internet, making it more video capable.
- Subscriptions via NetNewsWire and Tweetie on the iPhone guide me through the bankruptcy intricacies as two 20th Century car companies fall apart.
- I can share this with you, as publishing is freely available.
Thinking back only a few decades, most of this would seem science fiction. I’m looking forward to the next few!
ps. I still hold out hope for personal flying devices in my lifetime.