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11/02/2014 by

The Future Of Mobile & The Internet Of Things (Infographic)

The mobile handset has shifted from second screen to first screen, and now it seems to have become our second brain? Welcome to the mobile revolution.

The Future Of Mobile & The Internet Of Things (Infographic) - By Igor Beuker for

Yes, there are more mobile phones than toothbrushes on this planet. But how will the future of mobile and the Internet of Things shake up our lives?

Discover the stunning mobile trends and their impact here.

Infographic: The Future of Mobile

This infographic from the guys at Three UK gives us a glimpse into the near future of the impact of mobile:

The Future Of Mobile & The Internet Of Things (Infographic)


The key take-outs or tweetables?

  • Global number of internet users will be 3.4 billion by 2016 and 5.4 billion by 2025
  • Internet connections via a mobile device: 17% in 2013 but will be 80% by 2025
  • Global mobile 4G connections: 60 million in 2012 but will be 992 million by 2017
  • Number of mobile apps downloaded in 2013 was 814,420,009,000, this will be 309,606,000,000 by 2016
  • Mobile payers: 450 million by 2017, with a value of $721 billion in transactions
  • Things connected to the Internet? 10.5 billion in 2013, rising to 50 billion by 2020

My Opinion

I am convinced that revolutionary Internet technologies will keep shaing up our world. In a pace that will make you dizzy.

Mobile is the next big gateway to: content, friends, brands, communities and commerce. And CMOs should embrace mobile now!

As a result of the growth of mobile 4G, Cable companies, Telco’s and TV networks will have to hire non-linear minds. This will be there only way to adapt in time.

More interesting is to see how mobile is taking over creditcard and other wallet payments: By 2020 over 50% of our transactions will be made via our mobile devices.

Mobile technology will also fuel mobility: By 2040, 70% of the cars will be driverless thanks to mobile Internet technology.

Exciting times, especially knowing that Singularity is getting towards its tipping point. In this new era technology will show us true revolutions.

Meaning, we have seen nothing yet. The only constant will be change!

What About You?
What do you expect from mobile or the Internet of things? We all get smarter from peer discussions, so share your opinion.

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About the Author
Igor Beuker is an acclaimed trendwatcher & pro speaker, serial entrepreneur, marketing consultant and board member at several disruptive media, technology and entertainment firms. Book Igor as keynote speaker, follow Igor on Twitter or contact him via LinkedIn.


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