posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 12:38 AM
My microelectronics professor in college gave a nice speech the other day, where he predicted the future of telecommunications. In short, he said that
in 20-30 years time:
-all Internet access will be cable lines (or better)... dial-up will have gone the way of the dinosaurs
-every individual will be issued a personal cell phone number, and have their own cell phone; land phone lines for bulidings and offices would only
exist in rare places, and for emergencies only
-The networks will die off, and cable TV will become the way everyone watches TV
-Just as electricity, running water, and access to transportation (like a car or bus) are essential rights for people now, in 20-30 years time, as
they become essential to our society, having cable TV, a PC with Internet access, and a cell phone will also go from being a privelege
Pretty amazing predictions!
What do you think? What are your predictions for the future of telecommunications?