Father of cellphone sees dark side but also hope in new techMarty Cooper, the inventor of first commercial mobile phone, poses for the press with a Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, during an interview with The Associated Press at the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. He’s optimistic that future advances in mobile technology can transform human lives but is also worried about risks smartphones pose to privacy and young people. But Cooper, describing himself as a dreamer and an optimist, said he’s hopeful that advances in cellphone technology have the potential to revolutionize areas like education and health care. “Between the cellphone and medical technology and the Internet, we are going to conquer disease,” he said. ADVERTISEMENTWhile blazing a trail for the wireless communications industry, he hoped that cellphone technology was just getting started.