This presentation on slideshare contains an interesting compilation of different statements of how mobile phone usage will change Africa until the year 2020. Here some points that caught my interest:
mLearning will help to provide more knowledge across the African continent than before
Mobile phones will become the dominant mode of payment for goods and services
Healthcare practitioners will be able to send pictures of visual symptoms to the nearest bigger center for help/support when the cases in question are too complicated to be treated locally. --> Easier Access to healthcare
Revenue realised from data services will overtake revenue realised from voice services.
With the expected expansion of Africa’s role with mobiles, the continent would be the center of innovation when it comes to mobile phones
A text field opened, and the words of her comment silently filled the screen. [Tina is not typing. For short texts she prefers to use the new MSR sensor technology on her neck. It detects minimal movements of her jaw and sub-muscular impulses of her tongue. MSR stands for Mumble Speech Recognition.]