Mobile phones to be primary Internet device by 2020, experts predict

The Web will not increase social tolerance, despite increased exposure to different cultures according to Pew Internet & American Life ProjectBy 2020, mobile phones will be the primary Internet devices for most people in the world, according to a panel of experts, who also predict that Web technologies will probably not lead to increased social tolerance.”The mobile phone – now with significant computing power – [will be] the primary Internet connection and the only one for a majority of the people across the world,” the Pew Internet & American Life Project writes in a new “Future of the Internet” report. “Telephony [will be] offered under a set of universal standards and protocols accepted by most operators internationally, making for reasonably effortless movement from one part of the world to another.”To read this Network World report in full, see www.networkworld.com/news/2008/121508-pew-report.html.

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