We have been outnumbered by grains of sand, litres of water in the oceans, number of birds (avian variety) for many years, why should this make a difference?
The number of mobile devices will outstrip the global population in 2012, according to Cisco’s latest Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast. The company predicts that the number of mobile devices, including those for purely machine-to-machine contact, will pass the human population this year – and there will be over 10 billion …
An unfounded prediction by a company who stand much to gain if telco's decide to upgrade their infrastructure to adapt to the predicted rise in bandwidth required.
If they were selling pigfood, they'd probably predict a tenfold increase in demand for pork by 2013. That doesn't mean it's going to happen.
All this says is that Cisco would like to stay in business.
"...including those for purely machine-to-machine contact..."
I was sort of wondering how we could get more mobile devices than people, 'til I saw that. Which begs a question: Why are we building machines to carry mobile devices around?
More importantly, do machines prefer iOS or Android devices? Are we fitting mobile carrying machines with flamethrowers so that they can discuss the merits in the approved fashion?
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