Author: Paul Cox Business Development Manager
Date: 2nd November 2016
Categories: Technology, Data, Telecoms, Neural Technologies
One of my favourite songs begins: “There are nine million bicycles in Beijing”. This overnight hit by Katie Melua got me thinking about:
1. The possibility of forging a career in parody song-writing, and;
2. My work in telecommunications fraud.
My song begins like this: “There are over 7 billion people in the world”… and continues to: “There are over 7 billion mobile telephones in the world” (my song-writing career may be short-lived).
In October 2014, mobile devices officially overtook and outnumbered human beings, passing our population total of 7.19 billion. This is not the old phone languishing in the bottom draw of your bedside cabinet, but over 7.2 billion live connected devices, and they are multiplying five times quicker than people. The next line in my song is: “There are more devices in the world than people” (my song-writing career is over).