4. The Swarm Effect: Implications for You and Your Company

“In the future, the learners will inherit the Earth, while the learned will find themselves beautifully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”

—Eric Hoffer, philosopher

This chapter examines the implications of the alternative unwired futures discussed in Chapter 3 for both individuals and organizations. The implications are evaluated by geography, industry sector, and segment of the wireless value chain. Examples are given of companies that are at the leading edge. This chapter looks at where value is likely to be created and destroyed, and who would be the likely winners and losers in each scenario. The disruptive potential of different emerging technologies and business ...

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