Telephony magazine just published a fun interview senior editor Kevin Fitchard did with me a couple of weeks ago. Titled “Sprint’s McGuire on Frolicking in the Social Grass,” the subtitle of which is “Sprint strategy chief lays out his vision of an interconnected world, in which context is just as important as wireless connectivity” (free registration required). The basic question I was asked to answer is “how will the world be different in 2025, thanks to wireless technology?”
You can read the whole interview online, but basically I tie my answer back to five trends that are well underway today, but which I believe will take decades to be fully integrated with each other and with the lives of everyday citizens:
- Increasingly capable mobile devices
- Radios embedded in specialty devices
- All of our data in the cloud
- Automatic synchronization across cloud and devices
- Context awareness
If you’re wondering about the title, so was I until I got the third page of the interview. Apparently, along the way I coined a new term. I kind of like the imagery, the grass roots, the weaving together, the blowing in the wind… But maybe I just need to work on my enunciation.