How mobile is changing our society
“I have a feeling that the question we pose today is wrong. Itâ€™s not about mobile anymore. For some people, mobile means the devices that we carry around as we move, usually hooked up to a cellular network. The truth is, the activities we go through online with computers and what we do with our â€œmobilesâ€ cannot be seen as separate anymore. This convergence means our language needs to change or our culture will never understand its future.
As ordinary physical items enter the same network, itâ€™s not going to be about virtual or physical activities anymore. Both will be different faces of the same coin. Itâ€™s not going to be about context or not. Context will be the primary component of everything. The primary device will no longer be a â€œmobileâ€, but more like something that interacts with the network in a highly contextual way. Ideas, people and physical objects will be part of the same network in a very literal sense.”
(via Smart Mobs)