From cameras to address books, our pockets and handbags already feel lighter compared to ten years ago thanks to the rise of smartphones.

Futurist Dr. Ian Pearson believes handsets are the new Swiss Army knife because they offer users multiple tools in a compact space.

And by 2025 he claims many of our everyday essentials will be rendered completely redundant as devices become more powerful and ubiquitous.

Items we consider everyday essentials will be rendered redundant as smartphones (stock image) become increasingly more powerful, according to futurist Dr. Ian Pearson

Over the next decade it is estimated more than eight billion people will use at least one smartphone, making it the go-to gadget for our daily lives.

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