BBC News – Web economy in G20 set to double by 2016, Google says http://bbc.in/AuFJxR
The two factoids that sprang out at me on this page were
“The study, supported by web giant Google, assumes that in four years 3bn people
will be using the internet, or nearly 50% of the world’s population.”
“The rapid fall in the cost of smartphones – with cheap versions now costing
about $100 – means that by 2016 about 80% of all internet users will access the
web using a mobile phone.”
So that means 40% of the worlds population of 6bn people will be using mobile technology by 2016! Thats 2.4bn people! What does that mean for an industry that is still reliant on high powered desktop technology. To me, it means the cloud/distributed computing is going to be inevitable. As well as our pocket devices becoming more and more powerful and with potentially new interfaces as those small screens become too small to really see all this data. Step forward augmented reality.