Replacing the phone will not be easy
AI can only do so much
All of the talk about the Rabbit R1 is understandable because it is new and offers the promise of a new type of device to interact with.
Since the days of the early smartphones we have become used to screens and keyboards, physical then virtual, and I don't see that changing soon. The reason is not because of pessimism over a new type of product or an inability to see what could come next, but the ecosystem we currently use our phones for.
The following list is the tip of a very big iceberg-
Payments / wallet
Photos / video
Music / podcasts
Movies / TV
Voice / text
Real-time data (weather etc)
And so the list could continue for a very long time. All of the above are important and form key areas of day to day living, and some absolutely require a screen and a keyboard. A lot of other things would need to change to allow for a more 'virtual' and natural system to become the predominant device we carry today, and I suspect that will take at least a decade.
It is possible that things could change sooner, but I just don't see it. Am I being a curmudgeon here?