MeeGo conference: Intel's and Nokia's visions of MeeGo
Posted Nov 18, 2010 20:44 UTC (Thu) by jzbiciak
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Right, but the original statement said 1 billion new users to go with those 15 billion connected devices, not 5 billion total users:
Over the next few years, there will be one billion new internet-connected users and 15 billion connected devices, Fisher said.
The assertion was that 15 billion total devices is comical even if you add 1 billion new users. To get to 5 billion total users adding only 1 billion new users, that means you need 4 billion users today, which sounds a bit high. Even if you assume there are 1 billion users today (which I don't think there are), that only gets you to 2 billion.
Suppose we round it to around 10 connected devices per person. (This assumes 1.5 billion people connected, new and existing. It's also a nice, round number.) That's a lot of devices. Per person, you'd need something like this to get to 10 devices: a cell phone, laptop, office phone, TV, automobile, dishwasher, refrigerator, game system, home management system (ie. lights/security/temperature) and utility monitoring system (ie. smart meter). Per person. That seems a bit much.
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