Could the death of the smartphone be imminent? Writer Barbara Hudson believes so. On LinuxInsider Hudson opines that within 20 years, today’s hot smartphone and tablet technologies will be obsolete, with telecom companies being the big losers.
Hudson points to 1991’s hot technology, the fax machine, and how telecom companies heralded it as the technology everyone will be using. By focusing on phones and phone numbers, Hudson says, telecom companies got out of the business of figuring out how to get people to communicate, which could mean imminent doom for their business models.
The implementation of IPv6 will pave the way for further change, says Hudson. In 20-years we could all experience technology in a whole new way, where all of our devices talk to each other and interact with “video SPEKZ” to create complete interactive experiences in every facet of our lives.
Passwords will also go the way of the dodo. Instead, your watch contains a small camera that does both facial and fingerprint identification as well as other biometrics, and your SPEKZ do retinal, iris and voice ID.
In getting to this new world, Hudson says that change will happen, even if the telecom industry drags its feet and tries to prevent it. Whether or not these companies weather the imminent changes remains to be seen.
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