Hot topics headline agenda at ITU Telecom World 2013

Key players from across industry share views on network virtualization, Big Data and the future Internet

Bangkok, 22 November 2013 – Debates this week at ITU Telecom World 2013 spanned a huge range of topics from social and mobile apps to the transformative impact of the Internet in Africa.

Inspirational futurist Gerd Leonhard, CEO, Futures Agency, delivered a compelling, challenging, and at times chilling glimpse into a possible near future dominated by data, digital dependence and dramatic sociological changes.

Over the next ten years, human-to-machine interfaces will take us far beyond connected fridges, self-parking cars and intelligent wristwatches – and at an unbelievable pace, as real life begins to outstrip fiction. Artificial intelligence will augment our bodies and extend our personalities into devices, as chips as small as 5 nanometres across become fast, cheap and embedded in everything. 

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