Thing's have changed a lot since 2010 ("The old days")

Ok, so I need you to think of your last 24 hours. I'd bet that you’ve spent more than a minute or two connected to information, apps, services, devices and other people. We call this ever-growing list of smart objects, sensors and digital things the “digital mesh.” The digital mesh surrounds us and has the potential to create an immersive ambient experience that is redefining what mobile means. Big data drives the details but the end-points are connected to the user via mobile.

Yes it's true. Our lives are increasingly connected to our devices. Love or hate it, the mobile world has disrupted everything around us. Smart machines get smarter, and a new IT reality forces us to adapt with new technology architectures and platforms. Mobile 2017 is now a vast and complex conversation in our digitally connected world.

Mobile 2017 has become a vast and complex conversation in our digitally connected world.


The device mesh 2017 moves beyond the old-school desktop computer and mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) to embrace the full spectrum of endpoints with which humans might interact. As the device mesh evolves, one should expect connection models to expand and greater interaction between devices to emerge. We will see tremendous development in augmented reality and wearables. This is especially true in the world of virtual reality.

mobile in 2017 encompasses much more than just smart phones

MOBILE payment REVENUES boom as the device mesh grows

As the device mesh broadens, revenues continue to grow with it. Consumers and businesses are increasingly using mobile payment options despite wide spread fraud and data security concerns. Clearly, this confirms that the mobile market place is alive and well.

follow the money... and generational trends :)

This simple stat is a good indicator of how the future of mobile will evolve. Millennials are big spenders and are increasingly using mobile payment options for their financial transactions.

Small Biz strategies must address the new reality of an ever-changing mobile customer.

Products and services they use and where they use them

How they pay

Ease of access to products & services

Pricing models. Upfront payments vs. subscriptions model

Security of business and customer data

4. Remote Presence Robotics

Healthcare, IT, Industrial, Manufacturing, Law Enforcement, Military

Space Exploration or a self-driving to the super-market (Ford expands it's investment in autonomous vehicles)

Using the most advanced technology available today, the da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control.

WiFi Standards

Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11ac (Waves 1 and 2), 11ad, 11aq and 11ah increase Wi-Fi performance, “make Wi-Fi more relevant to applications such as telemetry, and enable Wi-Fi to provide new services. Over the next three years, demands on Wi-Fi infrastructure will increase as more Wi-Fi-enabled devices appear in organizations, as cellular offloading becomes more popular, and as applications such as location sensing demand denser access-point placement. The opportunities enabled by new standards and the performance required by new applications will require many organizations to revise or replace their Wi-Fi infrastructure

Autonomous Agents and Things

Advanced machine learning gives rise to a spectrum of smart machine implementations — including robots, autonomous vehicles, virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and smart advisors — that act in an autonomous (or at least semi-autonomous) manner. This feeds into the ambient user experience in which an autonomous agent becomes the main user interface. Instead of interacting with menus, forms and buttons on a smartphone, the user speaks to an app, which is really an intelligent agent.

Amazon's Alexa Device connects with all amazon services by voice, plus can talk with your lights, alarms, smart enabled devices and sensors. Small biz can benefit from it by using it to re-order supplies, control ambient environments, HVAC etc.

Frictionless Transactions

Consumers are increasingly making purchases straight from their phones.According to a recent study by GPShopper, two-thirds of shoppers have at least three shopping apps on their phones, and seven percent of shoppers have more than 25 shopping apps downloaded. With the holiday season around the corner, almost half of consumers involved in the study admitted that they would use their phones to shop for Black Friday deals. Internet companies like Google and Facebook are aware of this growing trend and are offering services to meet consumers’ needs.



Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is made up of specialized components that together enable holographic computing. The optical system that works in lock-step with advanced sensors. The HPU that makes light work of processing a large amount of data per second. All those components and more enable you to move freely and interact with holograms.


Oculus radically redefines digital entertainment. Immerse yourself in games or go inside your favorite movies. Time travel, space travel, or hang out with friends in VR.



The Rio Project | Olympic Games

Android Instant Apps Will Begin To Emerge


Instant apps are the solution to abandoned apps. Google’s new technology will allow apps to run instantly when they are needed—no downloading, no installing. Simply search, have your app turn up and do its job, then move on. Instant apps are the perfect solution for a quick mobile experience.

Electrovibration Technology: The Touch and Feel of It

Electrovibration technology will change the mobile touchscreen experience dramatically. You will be able to feel different kinds of texture. I know what you are thinking. The online shopping experience will go notches higher. Imagine shopping for clothes online without worrying about the texture and quality of the cloth.

Speech-to-Speech Translation: Communicating with the World Through a Fingertip

In 2012, Microsoft demonstrated impressive speech-to-speech translation and now, real-time multi-language conference calls may finally become a commercial reality in 2017. IBM has also mentioned that it will open its Watson supercomputing platform to third-party developers. This will allow natural language processing features to be built into apps. Imagine discussing important matters across the globe with just a tap, in multiple languages without the aid of a translator or a mediator.

The Brain-Computer Interface: When Your Thoughts Become Commands

Every thought that occurs in our brain has its own brainwave pattern. Hence, no two electrical signals are the same. These unique electrical signals can be mapped out to carry out specific commands. So basically your smartphone with its brain-computer interface can detect the brainwaves emitted with your thoughts and execute the set command.

Wireless, Speedy Charging Becomes a Reality

Running out of battery power is one of the most persistent and frequent complaints of most smartphone users. We use our smartphones for multiple purposes simultaneously. The result is a drained battery. Most users reveal that they need to charge their device every day. However, there has been a buzz in the tech world for some time now that smartphone users will be able to charge their cellphones through day-to-day motions like walking or tapping the screen. Your body heat could also aid in charging your phone.

Flexible and Wearable Smartphones

Today represents a new era in which flexibility and wearability are becoming keywords in the dynamics of mobile phones. Screens will soon be able to be folded and unfolded, owing to Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology. So you can watch your favorite movie and game on a large screen and the fold it to pocket size and put it away without any hassle. This technology will also enable the prevalence of paper-thin screens that can project from both sides of the screen. What this translates for users is the ability to show pictures or videos to your friend on one side, while using the other side as a control to maneuver videos and images as you like.

Rumors claim that a Galaxy X flagship smartphone will join the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines next year, sporting a flexible display.

Augmented Reality

The future of mobile technology closely revolves around two words: “augmented reality” (AR). AR in simple terms means an advanced and unseen version of what we can see with our naked eyes. A regular sight when perceived through our smartphone infused with the AR technology will be enhanced through the use of computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics and GPS data.

A surgeon performing a complicated procedure or a firefighter trying to find his way out of a burning building can visualize a much more accurate and safe course of action with the help of augmented reality.

Artificial Intelligence Has Officially Gone Mobile

More and more developers are starting to embed AI into their apps. This technology could be groundbreaking for the educational industry. Apps that can teach kids to learn based on how they learn could easily skyrocket test scores across the globe.

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