For as long as any of us can remember, people have been on a quest for the best in mobile communication.
From the huge Motorola "brick" phones of the 1980s to extending antenna various branded "filp phones" of the 1990s to the "who's phone is smallest" competition of Nokia and Sony Ericsson of the 2000s to the "who's phone is biggest" period of Samsung and iPhone we're currently in, mobile phones are a major part of everyday life.
The ture question though is always,"what's next?"
I want you to imagine a world with a mobile phone that isn't bound by screen size, interface or OS.
Instead of a typical screen, it would use holograms to display images in mid-air or on a surface.
Instead of typing your text messages, it would use voice recognition to transcribe the messages or send voice-to-voice messages.
Instead of being rectangular, it would be cylindrical or free to take any other form.
Now before you tell me I've seen Star War one too many times, you should know that this is not a joke, not some Sci-Fi fan's wet dream but rather something being pursued by French designers Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet.
现在，你告诉我之前我已经看过很多次Star War one，你应该知道这不是一个笑话，不是科幻迷的一个臆想，而是法国设计师Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet一直追寻的东西。
Codenamed "Alo", the two designers imagined this as challenge to a mobile phone market that is currently dominated by purely touch screen phones.
Though the technology for the Alo to turly become a reality is a little ways away, the recent release of the bezel-less, edge-to-edge screened Xiaomi Mix (designed by Philippe Starck) could indeed be a peak of things to come.
尽管Alo技术能成为现实还有一段距离，但是最近发布的无边框，边对边的Xiaomi Mix（Philippe Starck设计的）一定是未来的巅峰。