Telecom industry mobile telephony was invented in the early 90s. First GSM communication was the invention of Finish Sonera, now happens to be part of TeliaSonera after the merger of Telia and Sonera. Happy to be one of the few indivuduals to see the revolution it brought to peoples lives. Phone calls became a tap and reach kind of experience accross 100s of miles, and then came the smart phones instant messaging. Milenials instant gratification coupled with intelligently designed user experiences made Snap, Bird huge successes.
Men machine interfaces like AI chatbots, voice enabled asistants is the next wave making ubiquitous always on end user experiences.
The mobile operators represent today roughly US$ 1 trillion industry, and about 2% of the world economy and 50% of the revenues come from data revenues. Needless to say out of country experience is very inferior to the at home country experience. You got struck by big bills or inferior network and speed qualities due to the invention of the so called roaming “tariffing”. One of the investments , I am busy managing is trying to create a complimentary model to create a better and a ubiquitous experience travelling across country borders that is trawelldata. Google and SpaceX of @elonmusk have new ways to create a better experience to enable ubiquitous computing for humanity loon or spacex satelites . Good challenges although not touching billions in the coming few years.
Let us assume these attempts fill the gap and enable abundant data. My next argumentation and questioning is along new thought lines.
Let us make these assumptions as well. Voice interface accuracy is so high almost 95% in great companies around the world. AI is improving very rapidly more meaningful results is going to be produced. The first actual connection of human brain was made about a year ago. Internet brain interfaces popping everywhere.
We have data, rapid almost always on connection to internet (abundance of knowledge) and computing power at the same time and access to billions of other brains to communicate at the speed of thought.
So is this the new evolution of humanity … what are the outputs of such a mesh network…