17 Sep '13, 3pm

Phoneblok is radical vision of what tech could be

As critics have been quick to point out, Hakkens' vision may not be practical or even technologically feasible, but I think they are missing the most beautiful and inspirational piece of his idea, which is his radical vision for changing the world. © Phoneblok So what is it? It's called Phonebloks and as Derek Markham wrote yesterday, it is a "smartphone concept [that] snaps together like LEGO blocks." That is an accurate description of the main object at the center of Hakkens' vision, but it leaves out the broader context Hakkens has also envisioned within which his redesigned smartphone would exist. See, Hakkens hasn't just sketched out a new phone design. Rather he's proposed a radical new vision for what tech could be. Watch his pitch video here: Electronics repairability is something we talk about quite a bit here at TreeHugger, especially the system of "planned obsol...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/phoneblok-radical-visio...

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