Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pew: Most Will Access Internet Via Mobile By 2020

by Mark Walsh: Anyone expecting 2009 to be the long-awaited "Year of Mobile" may have to wait a little longer. Wireless devices will be the primary means of connecting to the Internet for most people worldwide in 2020, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The "Future of the Internet III" study, surveying nearly 600 Internet experts about the role of technology in the year 2020, suggested that the combination of portability and relative affordability will turn the cell phone into the leading Internet gateway 12 years from now.

Ever heard someone from Manchester say "Mooooobiiiile" ?

I have. It's great. Try find someone from Manchester to do it.

This article, however, is utter shit. I think in a social frame of mind people will use their mobile phones to access the internet- but when you're sitting at work, or at home, that isn't going to happen.

Standards and all the other crap that's mentioned, is also unlikely. The big providers in the US have such a strangle hold on the industry, I doubt they would ever conform to the betterment of their service. Unless Obama makes them. Watch out for the wrath when the new US CTO gets involved.

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