At a recent LUEG Green ICT event there was discussion at the lunch table about what the “next big thing” might be in ICT. As we reminisced about our earliest communication technology experience we laughed about how amazing we thought e mailing was when it first became mainstream.
I still remember back in 1987 using a “wireless portable phone” for the first time that allowed me to call anyone from anywhere. Eventhough it was the size of a brick, I thought “imagine if all your friends and family had one, you could just call them anytime from anywhere, never having to rely on just bumping into them.
Now that in 2011, we can access e mail from our phones and are contactable 24/7 by devices that are so small they can fit in your to pocket, what is the next big thing in ICT, how long do we have to wait for is launch and more importantly how will it impact our lives ?