Summary of The New World of Wireless

How to Compete in the 4G Revolution

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The New World of Wireless book summary
An expert look at the coming revolution in wireless: Is your company ready for the “Digital Swarm”?


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Are you ready to become a “biological networked appliance”? That’s the next big thing, according to Scott Snyder, technology maven and scenario planner. He predicts a device-filled future, offering remarkable digital simulations, Internet “bots” filtering out data that doesn’t fit your interests, and a digital network that will surround, monitor and cater to you. Welcome to the wonderful world of 4G wireless. As fanciful as it sounds, such a future is just around the corner, for your company as well as yourself, thanks to advances in wireless technology, artificial intelligence and biotechnology. Snyder explains how organizations should plan for 4G and what it portends. getAbstract recommends Snyder’s thorough report and analysis to CEOs, information technology executives and anyone who wants to prepare for the radically new world of wireless.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How wireless innovations and changing user behavior will form the “Digital Swarm”
  • How the wireless revolution might unfold
  • How your company can prepare


Your Networked Life to Come
Picture yourself in your office or home. Information streams flow around you. Using your mobile device, you coordinate a variety of activities from your chair. Your “bot,” or Web robot, filters out irrelevant information and ensures that what you see or hear...
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About the Author

Scott Snyder is president and CEO of a scenario-planning consultancy. He is also a senior fellow at The Wharton School and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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