Our world in 2013
By Kristen Anderson
Comm 303-50
More Global Internet Usage
• In 2012, the number of internet users increased by 8.8% to 2.4 billion.
• By 2023, more peopl...
Critical Mass Theory
• Innovators and early users who take a risk as being the first to use a
technology are known as the ...
Mobile Phones Will Take Over
• In the year 2023, the desk top computer will be virutally obsolete, with
the majority of pe...
Diffusion of Innovations
This theory explains how consumers go through the process of deciding they
need a new technology,...
Using GPS to Track People
• Global positioning technology will be used in the future to track people,
such as criminals an...
Users and Gratifications
• Theory gives insight as to what people do with
technology.

• Users use technology as a result ...
Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations
http://dailyreckoning.com/the-six-most-fascinatingtechnology...
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  1. 1. Our world in 2013 By Kristen Anderson Comm 303-50
  2. 2. More Global Internet Usage • In 2012, the number of internet users increased by 8.8% to 2.4 billion. • By 2023, more people and countries will have internet access than ever before. • This will have a huge impact on getting help and resources to the poorest nations; If one person from a community in need can get their story out via the internet, they can begin receiving more help. • This will affect the internet and business by the Critical Mass Theory.
  3. 3. Critical Mass Theory • Innovators and early users who take a risk as being the first to use a technology are known as the critical mass. • The more people who use a technology, the more useful it becomes to everyone. • The more global internet access becomes, the more business and economies will change.
  4. 4. Mobile Phones Will Take Over • In the year 2023, the desk top computer will be virutally obsolete, with the majority of people choosing to access the internet via their cell phones only. • In May 2009, mobile internet traffic only accounted for 0.9% of total internet traffic. Today it accounts for 15%, and the trend suggests that number will be close to 30% by the end of next year. • You can understand this by examining the theory of Diffusion of Innovations.
  5. 5. Diffusion of Innovations This theory explains how consumers go through the process of deciding they need a new technology, such as mobile cell internet access.
  6. 6. Using GPS to Track People • Global positioning technology will be used in the future to track people, such as criminals and children. • There are already watches available for retail the children cannot remove that are equipped with GPS technology, so that in the event of a kidnapping or runway situation, parents can locate the children. • In the future this could possibly be done with criminals so that escape would be virtually impossible, or as a sort of “house arrest” tool. • This could be accomplished by surgically inserting trackers.
  7. 7. Users and Gratifications • Theory gives insight as to what people do with technology. • Users use technology as a result of different needs. • For example, we have thus far used GPS for a large variety of different needs, and users will eventually see how GPS tracking could be useful to protect their children, or society form criminals.
  8. 8. Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations http://dailyreckoning.com/the-six-most-fascinatingtechnology-statistics-today/ http://thefutureofthings.com/6117-children-gps-locator/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System http://zerooderphase.tumblr.com/

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