It was inevitable that someone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week would float the notion that mobile communications is set to save the world from the evils of recession. The announcement, when it came, was direct from the GSMA and early in the news cycle suggesting that the mobile industry sees its role as one of helping enterprises accelerate out of recession.
I've been writing about technology for nearly 20 years, including editing industry magazines Connect and Communications International. In 2002 I co-founded Futurity Media with Anthony Plewes. My focus in Futurity Media is in emerging technologies, social media and future gazing. As a graduate of philosophy & science, I have studied futurology & foresight to the post-grad level.