Doomed to fail miserably I'm afraid
for these reasons
1) Networks will continue to charge by the bit for data.
2) There are gaps in the networks (viz from one side of my house to the other)
3) People won't be able to afford the data plans (in the USA because their networks are already creaking and groaning.)
Intel is living in its little 'Always on, always connected bubble'. The real world is not like that I'm afraid. Perhaps in 2050 this might be a reality.
Then what about the crowded city centres then? You often struggle to get a Phone connection let alone any data rate worth using the device...
On my 25 mile journey to work 8 miles of the journey are out of mobile phone signal(O2 & Orange) and I'm less than 40 miles from central london.