I’m currently enjoying in-flight wireless access on United Airlines on my way from San Francisco to New York City. I have work to do, but now I can be connected and do it. Technology enables me to be more productive and I appreciate that and I know my employer appreciates that.
Twenty five years ago the idea of having communications connectivity while in flight was preposterous because we didn’t really even have connectivity. Heck, 25 years ago, Cisco was just founded, so network connectivity at that point was largely reserved for research universities and defense departments. The Internet and web browsing as we know them now did not exist.
What will technology bring in 25 more years? Cisco has some ideas around quantum routing (follow @DaveTheFuturist for more on this), holographic TelePresence (see: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Star Trek), and, in general, a smaller, connected, efficient, productive world brought together by the network for the betterment of society.
We want to hear (and see) what you think technology will bring 25 years from now. As a part of our 25th anniversary, we have a video contest that asks you to submit a video with your thoughts on the future of technology. See here for more information. We look forward to hearing and seeing your ideas.
Video inviting you to Enter contest (ends October 30th)
Now, back to work.