The Wireless Future

An Overview of Potential Outcomes and Trends

Scott Snyder

Let’s take a look at a possible scenario for the unwired future, in which a wholesale transformation occurs in the wireless ecosystem. Humans are nodes in a vast and rich network, and enormous opportunities exist for value creation around new applications. Scenario planning is a powerful tool for exploring the range of alternative futures for the Digital Swarm (wireless networks connecting a virtual mass of users and networked objects, allowing them to converge around specific places, ideas, or activities, in a semi-coordinated fashion). It helps leaders challenge existing assumptions and inform critical decisions. These scenarios represent potential boundaries or extremes ...

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