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The Future of Mobile is Dire

At least, that’s what I’m going to speak about at The Future of Mobile conference next month.

Dominic Travers, the organiser, just asked me for a few sentences outlining what I’ll be speaking about. Here they are:

The future of mobile is dire. Until we stop using telephones with bolted on ‘shit internet’, the industry is, broadly speaking, going nowhere and will remain stuck in an ever so slightly modified 1920s wire line mentality. We’ll have arrived at the ‘future of mobile’ when I am able to walk down the beach front in Cannes — that is ROAMING — and be able to order flowers for my mother from my device in less than 10 seconds and two clicks or taps.

Now, if you haven’t got your ticket for Future of Mobile, now is the time. The special code — MIR20 (in caps) gets you the discounted price. The entire MIR Show team will there. We’ll be more than there, actually. We’ll have a booth. With the HD camera (and two other HDs roaming the conference). It is our intent to interview as many people as possible on the day at the booth.

You can get your ticket from here.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

9 replies on “The Future of Mobile is Dire”

I agree in some respects but you need to look at what you're asking for.

Show me the flower website that allows you to buy things in 2 clicks and I'll eat my hat !! (I don't own a hat but i would buy one and you could film it…)

Part of me feels that people are not ready to do this yet on mobiles even though it can be written. There has never been any huge commercial push for ecommerce on phones by anyone.

Large companies are still dipping their toes at the moment to possibly give them case studies on the subject but no one has pushed hard yet at all.

At the moment its mainly social and not commerce thats pushing the mobile world… It will come … but when !?!

You've set your sights to low.
I want to operate the lights for a band playing onstage at Glastonbury while watching the live stream while I'm lying on the beach at Cannes!

ps. No need to buy a ticket for FoM now that I know the point you'll be making…

I agree in some respects but you need to look at what you're asking for.

Show me the flower website that allows you to buy things in 2 clicks and I'll eat my hat !! (I don't own a hat but i would buy one and you could film it…)

Part of me feels that people are not ready to do this yet on mobiles even though it can be written. There has never been any huge commercial push for ecommerce on phones by anyone.

Large companies are still dipping their toes at the moment to possibly give them case studies on the subject but no one has pushed hard yet at all.

At the moment its mainly social and not commerce thats pushing the mobile world… It will come … but when !?!

You've set your sights to low.
I want to operate the lights for a band playing onstage at Glastonbury while watching the live stream while I'm lying on the beach at Cannes!

ps. No need to buy a ticket for FoM now that I know the point you'll be making…

I agree in some respects but you need to look at what you're asking for.

Show me the flower website that allows you to buy things in 2 clicks and I'll eat my hat !! (I don't own a hat but i would buy one and you could film it…)

Part of me feels that people are not ready to do this yet on mobiles even though it can be written. There has never been any huge commercial push for ecommerce on phones by anyone.

Large companies are still dipping their toes at the moment to possibly give them case studies on the subject but no one has pushed hard yet at all.

At the moment its mainly social and not commerce thats pushing the mobile world… It will come … but when !?!

You've set your sights to low.
I want to operate the lights for a band playing onstage at Glastonbury while watching the live stream while I'm lying on the beach at Cannes!

ps. No need to buy a ticket for FoM now that I know the point you'll be making…

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