Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Do mobile connected things need users?

Cisco Systems has today released their  latest version of Visual Networking Index. Overall many interested predictions and view points to take and look at the near future of mobile connected industry.

Interested Tab.3: Users growth 2011-2016 (CAGR figures): tablets and portable gaming above 50% followed by M2M (machine-to-machine) devices with 42% growth. Does "smartphones growth at 24%" indicate nearing saturation?

Nevertheless smartphone and tablets are predicted to generate the biggest mobile data traffic growth.

Also between 2011 and 2012 it was non-smartphones (assuming featurephones), smartphones and M2M devices to see their data traffic growth more than doubled. 

We might be nearing a world where machines start talking to each other more and more while learning from users analyzing and controlling their behavior via their personal small screens (smartphones/tablets). Once these connected things get smarter and more context aware, they might need our control less and less. And we will in fact start enjoying how they keep automatically adapting to our needs.

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