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Ideas 2003: Just-in-time mobs

Howard Rheingold first got a notion of the future in Tokyo a couple of years ago. Rheingold, an author and commentator about technology's effect on society, noticed a number of pedestrians equipped with mobile phones. While it wasn't an unusual sight in itself, Rheingold saw that many people weren't talking on their phones; instead, they were using them to send and receive text messages. That got Rheingold thinking about the next great cultural shift fueled by technology, a phenomenon he calls smart mobs.

Written by Megan Santosu27 Jan. 03 22:00