Ambitious vision, perhaps too ambitious, perhaps ahead of our time. Is Lego-style phones are likely to occur?
phone market is significantly accelerated. We want to have the latest phone, the fastest, the best display and processor. Often, however, improve the older generation back to one or two parts, and the rest, in addition to design, especially no different. As a result, we buy "a little better" phone, especially if the old man had in the meantime become corrupt – encapsulation or expensive maintenance costs make it something you just throw away what does not work. Electronic discards are now the fastest growing waste deposits. This could be easily avoided, however – "just" change the policy manufacturers. These are the conclusions anyway designer Dave Hakkens creating a vision of phones that will reverse the current situation. Phonebloks is the case in a very ambitious ideas and collecting interest. It is about creating a system similar to Lego bricks, but as a whole make up call. Blocks are modules – Wi-Fi, GPS, CPU, camera, memory, SD card slot, audio output, and the like – in short, every part of the current phone is enclosed in a separate enclosure. Everything plugs into the plate, which connects the modules, and ready the phone lock our two screws to prevent accidental disconnection to any of the parts. Let us pause here for a moment. The idea seems to be brilliant at the moment. Need good battery life and fast processor, and an SD card is useless to you – the reader replace bigger battery, you value most in the phone camera – take a block with better optics, like a QWERTY keyboard with a smaller screen – make yourself the front panel, you want a big IPS Full HD – decide on it. So you can freely configure the phone so that the most important thing for you which functions are top-class, saving on less important – so that you can afford it. All the components you purchase in block-store, store the parts in which you can even invent their own solutions, such as solar panel. When introducing new blocks, you can keep upgrade'ować, and if you break down one of the items, just buy new – repair costs as much as a broken part, who have performed as a child by her.
The idea of the world will not change, only its implementation.
Consider the account of the cost of implementing such a system. Producing the same parts in a million configuration is not profitable for manufacturers, so they decide to mass production. Imagine how she had to look the production line, where each tape is produced other equipment – have yet to be huge. For this, Phonebloks from the start to compete with all segments of the market at a time, and this is the task extremely difficult, even impossible. Of course, if any of the current manufacturers would support the idea, and the production of phones has replaced traditional manufacturing the same components, blocks to reach success. It seems to me that the change of the whole production line mobile giants are not on their own, in the initial phase after the fight to its own products. This revolution is therefore rather unlikely, but anything is possible.
Chances are, however,
In just three days after the publication of the film on YouTube, accessed by over five million times, which seems to be quite optimistic for the project. We Encourage him to 29 October on the website Phonebloks.com, which, however, for the sake of a large number of visitors was closed and was moved temporarily a different address. Within 24 hours, the project has supported 100,000 people, and the number now stands at more than 300,000, by the end of October is still a lot of time. According to Dave, with appropriate community engagement, showing demand for the Units may be interested in them and, consequently, the right people will see the light of day phones. That is his wish.