The Future of Mobile — Lee Epting

The best comment came at the end, a Brian Eno idea claiming that Genius is being replaced by scenious. This lead me to Kevin Kelly’s blog http://kk.org/, and we will revisit it in “Where good ideas come from” in a future post.

KK quotes Eno’s definition of scenius as:  “Scenius stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius.”
 

Lee is head of content for Vodaphone. She talked about M-Pesa, small-change mobile banking for Africa (transactions less than 10$) and how it was transforming things.

Also mobile health, which allows low-trained caregivers to do routine medical tasks, but use their mobile phone to deal with anything serious which they run across.

This reminds me of the people who developed the microscope to attach to a cell phone camera, alowing fieldworkers to pass along diagnostic details to physicians.

From the commetns part: 3g is better than wifi since it doesn’t drain the battery so hard. The digital wallet would be nice.

Facebook moves privacy forwards (or is it backwards) by continually crossing the boundary by two steps and then retreating by one. Just like Google and copyright.

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Posted on May 21, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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