Ever heard of Moore’s law?
The amount of processing power that can fit onto a microchip is constantly getting larger, while the price tag gets lower. In a decade or so, we max out the power of silicon and move on to other mediums – organic polymers, oleds, etc…
Now take that principle and apply it to communications technology in a broader sense:
The world is getting exponentially smaller with every advance in technology. Distance matters less, class matters less (as long as you have access), language matters less.
Check out the following recent leaps in communications technology. Some of these were announced in the last week:
- Microsoft rolls out their Web 2.0 interface with designs on the online Office, but the Om Malik says the big hit is the mashup of Maps and VoIP: find what you want on an online map and click to call.
- Rupert Murdoch’s DirecTV intends to beam satellite TV to your mobile device.
- Om also passes on some hints about Murdoch’s broadband plans in the U.S. DirecTV + WiMAX = lots of ready-made customers.
Maybe it’s time to pick up that last Ray Kurzweil book…
[tags]voip, wimax, web 2.0, microsoft live, virtual earth, directv, singularity[/tags]