One of the conquest of the twentieth century was the break of the geographical barriers through effective and fast transportation. Especially with the advance of high speed trains and airplanes. The all world has shrunk. The New Century is promising a new breakthrough, but this time in the virtual space.
The virtual distance is almost non-existent nowadays and it has mixed together space and time. We can be online with almost anybody, anywhere in the planet. Even beyond!
These new thresholds of communications, have been taken up really fast; they are a real breakthrough for human contacts and relations.
The interaction among services and gadgets is growing so much that they are changing our use of the mobile phones.
Clearly we will keep using them to talk but most of the time we will be using them for something else. They are becoming part of our way of living not only as a device but as a complex ecosystem of services and products. That can be seen in this Nokia Mix Reality Demo.
If in the past the velocity increase was due to better tracks, faster trains and planes, today the speed in exchanging information relays on the better quality of computer systems and faster communications links, thanks to optical fibre. In biz, but also in our daily life, communications and processing are but two sides of the same coin. Without a good connection one’s can’t fully appreciate good equipment, nor experience good service.