Wednesday, 26 July 2017

MWC 2016: Five standout trends which will transform our world

By Jayne Garfitt, Total Telecom
Wednesday 24 February 16

With visitor numbers predicted to top 100,000 by the end of the show, this year’s Mobile World Congress has been the biggest and busiest yet. A whole host of new gadgets, apps and initiatives have been launched and demoed alongside each other, creating a patchwork of slick designs and cutting-edge technology. Often pre-empting many of the year’s top trends, the effect is mildly dizzying and the buzz created never fails to excite.    1. Virtual Reality  This leads nicely to the first of the top five trends at MWC 2016. Coming with a warning to ‘sit down the first time you try it,’ MWC’s virtual reality demos stole the show, proving to be a big hit with passing delegates. Walking down the halls, visitors could try out a range of hyper-realistic, digital world experiences, including riding a rollercoaster and skydiving.    For those wondering what place these slightly sci-fi headsets have at an event traditionally about mobile handsets and telecom infrastructures – it is, of course, the mobile phone which many are saying will take virtual reality beyond the gaming world and to the masses.    Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is backing the trend…

With visitor numbers predicted to top 100,000 by the end of the show, this year’s Mobile World Congress has been the biggest and busiest yet. A whole host of new gadgets, apps and initiatives have been launched and demoed alongside each other, creating a patchwork of slick designs and cutting-edge technology. Often pre-empting many of the year’s top trends, the effect is mildly dizzying and the buzz created never fails to excite.    1. Virtual Reality  This leads nicely to the first of the top five trends at MWC 2016. Coming with a warning to ‘sit down the first time you try it,’ MWC’s virtual reality demos stole the show, proving to be a big hit with passing delegates. Walking down the halls, visitors could try out a range of hyper-realistic, digital world experiences, including riding a rollercoaster and skydiving.    For those wondering what place these slightly sci-fi headsets have at an event traditionally about mobile handsets and telecom infrastructures – it is, of course, the mobile phone which many are saying will take virtual reality beyond the gaming world and to the masses.    Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is backing the trend…

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