Wireless Life 2020

Ian Pearson, Futurologist at BT’s research hub at Adastral Park, Ipswich,takes a crystal gaze at wireless life in years to come

Mobile phones are now owned by more than half the world’s population, not bad when you remember that 5 years ago, less than half the world’s population still hadn’t made their first phone call. So where will it all go next?

Just as PDAs were first hinted at in Star Trek, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy was a superb piece of prescience by Douglas Adams. It wasn’t a scientific device like Star trek’s tricorder, it was a general purpose device that did just about everything IT. It provided fully context dependent information for every circumstance, enormous computation capability, positioning and tracking, communicated anything, with a full multimedia encyclopedia. We would take it for granted that it also took photos.

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