The Mobile Future: Now and Then

 

Tim Dunn, Mobile Director at Roundarch Isobar, shares his thoughts on the future of mobile technology in a blog post for the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange. By taking a look at past trends and innovations, Tim provides insight into where mobile is headed.

The Mobile Future – Now and Then

A few years ago, I was commissioned by the UK Government to write an extensive paper on the ?Future of Mobile?. The piece was targeted at three areas of e-Government ? NHS Choices, Directgov and Business Link, each of whom had at that point begun to progress services to mobile users.

It?s natural that whenever you look back over old work, particularly future-gazing work, you find it riddled with holes. I find the piece now quite lacking in my normal now habitual strong opinions, and equivocal of fading mobile players where normally I would be more harsh.? It?s very light on mobile media, the confluence of mobile and social. It doesn?t mention Twitter or second-screen (much), doesn?t deliver all that much on consumer insights, and so on.

But what would happen if I had to write this piece again today?

Read the entire piece here.

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