"...the essential road map for understanding what the mobile revolution is all about." 

Jerry Yang, Founding Partner of AME Cloud Ventures and co-founder Yahoo!

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"...required reading for those who need to be on the leading edge" 


Robert A Harrington MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

Overview

 

What started out as a better phone has not only become a super-computer in everyone’s pocket but a platform enabling everything from robotics to drones and self-driving cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. These are the things that science fiction fans and entrepreneurs have dreamed about for decades. Now, they’re a reality.

Written for technology early-adopters and casual industry observers alike, this book is a primer, a road map to understanding the transformational impact mobile technology is having on industries as diverse as healthcare, education, media, and commerce.

Twelve leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and mobile influencers have collaborated on this book to bring you an inside look at how this technology is changing our world and answer some of the most intriguing questions about what is in store, such as:

  • Will self-driving cars reduce urban congestion?
  • Can virtual reality replace real experiences?
  • What is the personality type of an artificial intelligence?
  • Can technology cure healthcare?

With more mobile phones in the world than people, as smartphone adoption increases, we will enter an era where, for the first time, every human on the planet will be addressable by machine.  The largest man-made platform in history has far reaching implications and Strictly Mobile reveals what this means and explains what’s right around the corner.

 

Highlights

 

Artificial Intelligence: The Brain Behind the Mobile Revolution by Bill Mark

“Artificial intelligence is at the core of many of the innovations and technologies that we use today. It is at work in our search engines, music recommendation software, and personal assistants, and it is learning and constantly improving. Whether it is visible or not, we interact with artificial intelligence every day. That is why when people ask how many years it will take before we see a profoundly intelligent system, they are mistaken: the technology is already here.”


 

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

“There is unquestionably a medical revolution brewing, with the smartphone as its tagline. Mobile technology is gaining power and will change the way we interact with doctors, diagnose illnesses, monitor conditions, and exchange data. We’ll be able to get answers to our health questions faster than ever before. If you have a suspicious skin lesion, why would you go to a dermatologist’s office when you can get it checked out virtually? Why would you visit an optometrist when you can use a smartphone attachment to get your glasses prescription? Why would you spend money on the emergency room to diagnose an ear infection when you can receive an immediate answer via the cloud? You probably wouldn’t. The smartphone will see you now.”


 

Education’s Digital Future by John Couch

“Today’s classroom should not look like the classroom of several decades ago, not just because of the tools that are available, but because of the students themselves. Students today are digital natives. They’ve grown up having unprecedented access to technological social environments and nearly unlimited information on the internet. This technological literacy has changed the way students learn and has altered the challenges that we face in the education system. While the classroom of today looks slightly different than yesterday’s, tomorrow’s classroom will exist on a whole new level of digital learning.”
 

 

Transforming Mobility with Self-Driving Cars by Jennifer Haroon

“Cars are a critical part of daily life for millions of people all over the world. We rely on them to get to our jobs, to visit family and friends, and to live our daily lives. But no matter the make or model, they all share one common flaw: the driver. With self-driving cars, we can make driving safer and change the way we get around. Over one million people die on the world’s roads every year, with over thirty thousand fatalities in the United States alone. Ninety-four percent of those fatalities are caused by human error. To put it in perspective, that’s roughly the equivalent of a Boeing 737 airliner falling out of the sky every working day. With so many needless accidents and the general stress of traffic, it’s no wonder that many people would prefer to do just about anything but drive.”.


 

Will Technology Love Me Back? by Gary Clayton

“We’ve seen it in science fiction for years: devices using artificial intelligence to act as caretakers, personal assistants, and companions. They’re able to converse fluently with us and answer our questions intelligently. They get to know and understand our individual needs. They become part of the family. With each advancement in artificial intelligence and speech recognition, we’re getting closer to making that dream a reality—but what will that relationship with technology look like?”

 

Endorsements

 

"Strictly Mobile is the essential road map for understanding what the mobile revolution is all about." 

- Jerry Yang, Founding Partner of AME Cloud Ventures and co-founder Yahoo!.

 

"The mobile world is extraordinarily multi faceted. In order to understand this you need the perspectives of a wide array of thought leaders who can provide unique but complementary insights and Strictly Mobile delivers." 

- Bob Borchers, Chief Marketing Officer, Dolby Laboratories


"The mobile revolution has only just begun to have a profound impact on our lives.  Strictly Mobile not only gives us a roadmap, it also gives us a glimpse of the future that is already here.  It is a must read for entrepreneurs that seek to be part of the mobile revolution."  

- Norman Winarsky, Co-author, If You Really Want to Change the World

 

"Mobile is changing healthcare delivery and the way we think about clinical research.  Strictly Mobile is required reading for those who need to be on the leading edge of the most transformational phase of technology ever."

- Robert A Harrington MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

 

About the authors

 

Written for technology early-adopters and casual industry observers alike, this book is a primer, a road map to understanding the transformational impact mobile technology is having on industries as diverse as healthcare, education, media, and commerce.