It’s 7.38am on Friday August 16, 2024 when your Facebook phone pings into life. “Where are you?!?” screams the boss in a green message on WhatsApp. You’re going to be late to close an important deal and, when her face fills the screen seconds later to ask in person, it’s clear she’s far from happy. But she has dispatched a Google cab and by 8am you’re in the front seat using Viber calls to finalise sales tactics on the Wi-Fi-connected dash board monitor.
–David Ramil knows the future is now.
The article’s actually about what “old school” telcos are doing now their traditional phone and SMS revenues are getting eaten up as they’re replaced by nearly-free internet services. But mostly I just like this quote.