Pamela Fraser Re: IT'S AN ONLINE WORLD...

NOT for me this one...
Posted: 27 May 2010 at 17:13

Neil Jacobsohn RE: Re: IT'S AN ONLINE WORLD...

Ah, but that's the whole point of how the future changes the present! What we regard as horrifying today is seen by the kids of tomorrow as "cool" - witness the experience of hundreds of youngsters in Spain who have had microchips shot into their arm to access the VIP areas of the Baja Baja nightclub in Barcelona!
I'll bet microchip against yours that there are MILLIONS of young people out there who think that PeopleNet is a COOL idea!!
Posted: 27 May 2010 at 17:30

Doug Vining You are the network

Do you know the trick of placing a car remote against your temple to get a stronger signal in the parking lot? It actually works, your body acts as a boosting antenna.

Microsoft reckons it can be used for many more things in the home, like activating lights and appliances. How long will it be before the scenario envisioned in this MindBullet comes to pass, and we actually transmit data through our bodies?
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Posted: 23 May 2011 at 11:47

Anton Musgrave Amazing...whats the future of data transmission?

Just when the mobile phone operators thought that data transmission would save their business model, this new technology comes along!
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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 15:56

Anton Musgrave Massive price disruption!

I love the quote 'for my whole life I have sought 10% improvement to drive 100% price increases'... And perhaps that's part of e global economic sustainability problem. Now, new disruptions will increasingly threaten these unsustainable practices, industries and business models.
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Posted: 16 September 2011 at 08:47

Anton Musgrave The future of the mobile carriers...relevant or dead?

As we depend increasingly on our mobile smartphones, it would seem that the future of the mobile carriers is lined up for certain success. Really? Recent past track record suggests that they will have to move faster to stay relevant in the future. First real smart phone did not come from inside the industry...it took Apple to do that. First real VOIP was from outside the industry and Google launched the first mobile wallet...where was the mobile carrier industry?
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Posted: 27 February 2012 at 17:25

Doug Vining It's good to share

You can save money and change the world by sharing what you've already got - your unused wireless broadband. That's the message from KeyWiFi at NYC2012.

Who would have thought that by simply sharing your hotspot you can help the world get online? It sounds too simple, but just think how people in the future will be connected with each other, as this MindBullet suggests.

Carriers and all their funny rules about how you use your connectivity are still labouring under the delusion of control!
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Posted: 3 April 2012 at 08:07

Neil Jacobsohn The state of the Internet world

Everyone probably knows that China already has more Internet users than the United States. But did you know that the number in China is now DOUBLE the US?
The latest report from Internetworldstats.com tells us that China has 513-million online users, compared to 245-million in the US.
On the other hand, Internet penetration of total population in the US is over 78%, while in China's it's a mere 38%.
India is third with 121-million (only 10.2% penetration), followed by Japan 101-million users and 80% penetration) and Brazil (81-million users and 42% penetration).
So three of the five BRIC countries are in the top five. Makes sense, doesn't it?
Of the remaining two BRIC countries, Russia comes seventh in the world with 61.5-million users (44% penetration), and South Africa, where access prices are still outrageously high, comes virtually nowhere, with 6.8-million users, a penetration of 13,9% out of a population of 50 million.
Globally, there are now 2,26-billion people online, out of total of 7-billion. That's 32,7% penetration - a growth of 528% since the year 2000. The game ain't over yet!
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Posted: 2 May 2012 at 13:03

Neil Jacobsohn New opportunities from the networked world

How's this for a fascinating example of the impact of our increasingly networked world? What else could we do by sharing data from our mobile phones? There are now more than 6-billion mobile subscriptions in a world of 7-billion people, according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Already mobile phone data is being collected to help health authorities identify and respond to outbreaks of diseases. They're being used in crises like earthquakes and floors to share information about victims and rescue efforts.
What other business applications are possible? How could you harness the masses of data flowing over the mobile networks to build applications and services to enhance and grow your enterprise?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "New opportunities from the networked world") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=60d58f04-a0fc-4d31-8d48-ba392c4bc550
Posted: 1 February 2013 at 09:50

Neil Jacobsohn Now your fingers can talk!

How's this for a bizarre technology? So who can come up with the weirdest ideas for how it could be used? Maybe our 2010 MindBullet wasn't far off the mark!
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Posted: 12 September 2013 at 06:19

Neil Jacobsohn 'Li-fi' transmits data at 10Gb per second!'

We first wrote about the promise of "li-fi" when Professor Harald Haas demonstrated his ground-breaking technology of transmitting data over a light beam at a 2011 TED talk. And as this latest BBC article explains, the technology - and its [promise - has significantly progressed since then....transmitting data at 10Gbits a second!
Just think of the industries that will be disrupted if this becomes mainstream...
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Posted: 29 October 2013 at 11:33

Neil Jacobsohn Chat on your smartphone without the Internet

The desire to communicate is fundamental, and people will find ways to do it. And the cost will go down and down until its free, and even beyond free! This is an unstoppable trend!
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Posted: 1 April 2014 at 10:34

Doug Vining No internet, no problem

In a world where we depend on wireless signals to be connected, it's good to know that there are personal alternatives emerging to the monopolistic mobile operators and internet providers. The are apps like FireChat and OpenGarden that allow smartphones to connect to each other by WiFi and Bluetooth, but they have limited range and only really work in an urban environment.

GoTenna is a long range wireless device that allows phones to connect to each other for simple messaging, no other signal required. A great idea for outdoors and in remote places, and even a way to stay connected without paying fees to your operator or being recorded by the authorities. It's like walkie-talkie texting for your phone.

Power to the people!
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Posted: 18 July 2014 at 09:29

Neil Jacobsohn Cellphones without the network!

It's so easy for a successful industry to think its future is safe and secure, Think of the answering machine business, or the VCR industry, as just two examples. Suddenly a dramatic technological shift occurs that turns your business redundant overnight. It can happen to anyone, for example, the cellular telephone networks....
Really? Surely cellphones and the networks must be the most secure of businesses? But innovation never sleeps. This new App offers the ability to communicate on your phone without using the networks or wifi. Scary stuff! Reminds me of the MindBullets on 'PeopleNet' we published back in 2010.
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Posted: 17 December 2014 at 15:48

Anton Musgrave Mobile is. It only about phones

Businesses are still behind the curve on creating truly great mobile experiences..... but mobile is about to expand beyond the phone! The potential is enormous!
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Posted: 28 July 2017 at 17:04
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