When one uses the term “mobility,” it often conjures up images of smartphone technology. However, recent innovations in mobility aren’t constrained to one device. This represents a global push toward highly mobile living and working—a marriage between our migratory roots and the technological future.
As long as humans have had legs, we have been itinerant creatures, seemingly genetically programmed with the desires to explore and to multitask. It is no surprise that the desires for movement, access, and active engagement have permeated the technology sphere.
In the business sector, Enterprise Mobility Management is a perfect example. This approach combines all of a user’s mobile devices into one linked set of tools. Employees can therefore be highly productive from any location. I expect the next decade will find us without a need for traditional offices—work, doctors, teachers, and more will all be available from a distance. Thanks to the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT), most professionals will have all the relevant information to teach, administer patient care, or conference without meeting in person.
As the world picks up speed, the desire to keep up has certainly contributed to the mobile revolution. There is a drive to be exceedingly time-efficient no matter the circumstances. Whether watching videos, processing data, or compiling a presentation, time and space are of the essence. This is a constant cycle. As communications become faster, we are more concerned about missing something important, so we design faster technologies.
Humankind’s insatiable need for speed and efficiency are leading to some fascinating developments in the public and private sectors.
Movement: Don’t Drive Yourself
Driverless cars have been in the news for some time. Google’s version has logged over