Father of cellphone sees dark side but also hope in new tech (AP / Kelvin Chan)
94-year-old Marty Cooper, credited with inventing the mobile phone in 1973, sees dark sides but also hope in new technology
Cooper talks with the Associated Press about the mobile industry’s current and future directions and challenges.
As for his own phone use, Cooper says he checks email and does online searches for information to settle dinner table arguments. > However, “there are many things that I have not yet learned,” he said. “I still don’t know what TikTok is.”
Cooper received a lifetime achievement award this week at the international Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the industry’s biggest conference.
MWC attracts 120,000+ people. Imagine going to an event like that and knowing all those people are there because of you.