But No Button?

“How do you play it? There’s no buttons.”

The button world is gone and it’s not coming back.

The touch and wireless era has begun and they’ll get more advanced so that one day, I can instinctively play Fifa or Madden on my mobile or tablet. Right now, a buttonless experience makes a game hard to play.

Fast forward a decade from now and anything computer operated, maybe besides elevators and household products (stuff that doesn’t get updated as often) will lose the button.

Everything else will be touched, voice controlled or “sensed.” IBM predicts that a simple thought can produce an action. Think “turn on the lights” and your house will be programmed to do so.

The button is dying slowly. Your hand, mind, and voice are the controller. Long live the button!

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.