Currently everybody’s scrambling to get his stuff mobile – moblogging is here (has been here for years), mobile TV is here, Youtube will launch a mobile service next spring, mobile phones with WLAN are the latest rage, GPS is ubiquitous, cameraphones with barcode scanners help you with your shopping.
You might find a teenager without a clue. But not without his mobile.
So the industry will keep itself (and us) entertained with mobile this and mobile that for the next couple years – five years max, is my guess. At that point, everybody and his dog will own one, if not several, mobile devices to cover every need (using the term “need” loosely) from mobile websurfing to TV to entertainment to shopping to music to GPS to dating. You’ll be able to locate the next coke vending machine in Death Valley with 1.01m accuracy on a topographical map, and pay for the Coke (if you make it to the machine) with your mobile while sending a photo of yourself to Flickr.
Whooopeee. Big deal. BUT THEN WHAT? What’s the next thing after mobiles?