With innovations happening in the space at a lightening pace, Mobility, which still is in infancy, is auto-terminating into something called Ubiquitous Computing – Intelligent and Pervasive Mobility and it’s a short distance from mobility in its current avatar to graduate into Ubiquitous Computing.
We are in the most interesting times today, the times of ‘Tsunami Transformation’ & in such evolutionary stage of transformation, it’s sometimes very difficult to pin-point the stage of transformation are we in. If we take a look at the history of Interaction, we realize that every form of human interaction is unique to the actors involved; heterogeneity is what defines us as humans!
Let us just visualize how interactions have transformed over times.
As technology has progressed, these tools have evolved into standalone devices that could support more forms of interaction—hence the emergence of the mobile Smartphone, a small computer that allows us to stay connected and to interact with people and computers in a variety of ways.
The locus of innovation has moved to the world of the consumer, which had previously been, firmly, in the realm of business technology. The opportunity to use consumer devices and other on-demand services for business purposes has given rise to a concept called the consumerization of IT.
Welcome to the world of Mobility… Here you are served everything from Snack-on-the-go to formally closing a multi-billion dollar deal… All collaborated invisibly and virtually.
Customers’ expectations of total mobility, ever-faster connectivity, personalized services and perfect instantaneous delivery seem to be growing as quickly as their data usage. At the same time, pace of change is unprecedented – cloud, M2M communications, rapidly evolving world of devices and apps, etc. Expectations and technology are feeding into each other, creating the need for faster innovation and time to market, improved network infrastructure, and so on.
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For most part, hardware peripherals will probably not see a substantial impact from mobility. The area most impacted by mobility is the network and the impact is both
Newer and faster network standards are excellent from point of view of very high throughput using Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems, in the range of over 100 Mbps.
While current mobility patterns are based on menu-driven, GUI-based tools; Ubiquitous Computing holds the promise of understanding natural human interactions such as presence, movement, or speech.
When it comes to IT facilities, Mobility will change the way employees operate. Workplaces will actually shrink to the size of a small mobile device while coverage of work itself, will go beyond the confines of physical establishments.
Some Examples of Umpteen probabilities cropping up
With all this happening in Mobility Space at a lightening pace, this Mobility, which still is in infancy, is auto-terminating into something called Ubiquitous Computing – Intelligent and Pervasive Mobility and it’s a short distance from mobility in its current avatar to graduate into Ubiquitous Computing.
Whereas Mobility sets you free to connect and use devices while on the move, ubiquitous computing lets the environment connect to you in many unobtrusive ways.
Whereas Mobility took computers from desktop and put them in your pocket, Ubiquitous computing sends information seamlessly into your environment, where numerous tiny devices monitor you, connect with you, and even think for you.
While current mobility patterns are based on menu-driven, GUI-based tools, Ubiquitous computing holds the promise of understanding natural human interactions such as presence, movement, or speech.
And some or I should say many of this is already happening:
And when many smart devices connect, you have an intelligent environment.
Welcome to this world of ubiquitous computing! Good Bye Mobility…