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Old 08-02-2013, 23:15
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...tnumber-people

There will be more internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones and 3G tablets than people in the world before the end of the year, according to new research.

A growing category will be internet-connected monitors for "smart metering", video surveilance, maintenance, building automation, healthcare and consumer electronics a class of device known as "machine-to-machine" (M2M) systems which communicate directly to other computers over the internet without the mediation of humans.

The forecast by the networking giant Cisco says that the growth in the use of smartphones and tablets will see more than 7bn the world's current population in use, with huge growth in use in Asia, the Pacific and Africa.
They're taking over .......its SkyNet: Phase 1.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:19
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Well, it's not that surprising really, is it.

Almost everybody, in the developed world anyway, owns a mobile phone - many people own another one for work as well. Now that tablets are growing in popularity (and becoming more affordable) I suppose it was inevitable.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:19
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They can't do much worse at governing the planet than we have done
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:11
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Not long now until Skynet becomes self-aware.
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