Civilization 2.0: What can 50 Billion Connected Devices Achieve?

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Civilization 2.0: What can 50 Billion Connected Devices Achieve?


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Technological innovation is changing how we interact with the world. The definition of what mobile technology enables is evolving. From video chats with friends around the world to turning down the heat when leaving the house, so much is possible through the wireless devices in the palms of our hands. Day-to-day life is more connected than ever before and this technology empowers us to transform the world around us.

Our goal is to increase network efficiency so that downloading a movie in 2020 will use 60 percent less energy than it did to access the same size movie in 2013.

We explore this concept in a new video series, Upwardly Mobile.

In the first episode we learn that by 2025 we expect to have 50 billion connected devices. Working together these devices will reduce the time cars are on the road sitting in traffic, which will cut CO2 emissions. They will optimize home solar panels; more efficiently manage cities and so much more.

This technology has the power to transform society, so we’re building a network that can both support that technology and innovate in its own right. Our goal is to increase network efficiency so that downloading a movie in 2020 will use 60 percent less energy than it did to access the same size movie in 2013.

– See more at: http://www.attglobalpolicy.com/civilization-2-0-can-50-billion-connected-devices-achieve/#sthash.JIju0EBy.dpuf

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