By 2020, more than 30 percent of all Americans will be using a cell phone or other mobile device, and it’s projected to be the dominant form of communications in our lives by 2023, according to a study from the Center for American Progress.
That’s not an idle ambition: in 2020, the U.S. will become the world’s largest smartphone market.
But it’s important to keep in mind that, if we’re going to get there, it won’t happen in a vacuum.
It will require an ambitious and disruptive set of policies, including a broadening of the role of mobile data to include video conferencing and social media.
The U.N. estimates that by 2040, a billion people will be living in areas where broadband is ubiquitous.
The country needs to do a lot more to make sure that the internet remains the most valuable resource in our lifetimes.
And while it’s not yet clear that the U