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Being Wireless

Being Wireless
Quote: “EVERYTHING you assumed about telecommunications is about to change. Large wired and wireless telephone companies will be replaced by micro-operators, millions of which can be woven into a global fabric of broadband connectivity.”
Comment: Introduces a new concept to me: “viral telecommunications” – basically where users build their own wireless structures, and the entire system is connected via “loose agreements”. The author uses the analogy of water lilies to communictate the individual, but overlapping nature of these systems…and then states that these structures will become “a major force of human development, transforming everything from education to entertainment, hospitals to hiring halls.”