The advent of the internet was one of the largest technological shifts of our time but another significant shift is only just beginning: the growth of mobile.
Mobile data growth has been doubling each of the past two years. A report from Cisco said that global traffic on data networks grew by 70% last year alone.
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Traffic on mobile data networks in 2012 was almost 12 times that of total global internet traffic in the year 2000, just when the internet was taking off.
Growth in wireless data traffic is predicted to grow 66% per year for the next five years. By 2017, it will be 13 times what it is now.
But as hindsight would have it, growth predictions for technology are an educated guess and rarely are accurate due to unforeseen changes.
What can truly be gleaned from these predictions, however, is that the current data indicates the era of the mobile web is still in the early stages and that it promises to change our daily live
even more radically and in ways we cannot anticipate.