Welcome Our Mobile Device Overlords: There will be more mobile devices than people on Earth within five years, reports The Guardian. Tech group Ericsson, in its second report on the mobile market, said mobile subscriptions will rise to 9 billion in 2017 from 6.2 billion in early 2012. Global population will have reached 7.4 billion by then. The rise will be driven by mobile video, Internet surfing and a shift to more cloud storage of data.
Also by 2017, Ericsson said, 85 percent of the human race will live within range of a mobile signal, compared with half now, and 50 percent of us will have access to a super-fast 4G network.
Fun fact: About 40 percent of smartphone users use their phones before getting out of bed in the morning. Do you? (I do.) via The Guardian