The most recent Dallas Federal Reserve Annual report contains a compilation of statistics used to illustrate the impact technology is having on global growth.
One of the more interesting graphics was one illustrating wired and wireless telephony penetration as a function of GDP per capita.
If you told someone 20 years ago that wireless telephony would trump wired telephony they would have told you to stop reading so many Sci-FI books, and start focusing on the monopolistic threat posed by Ma Bell and her telephony monopoly.
Here we are today, attempting to predict a winner between Cable broadband and Telco DSL/FTTH broadband. Or worrying if any alternatives will exist without direct government intervention and subsidies.
Is it possible, 20 years from now, that current concerns of FTTH and the duopoly of Cableco/Telco last-mile access appear absurd in the face of widespread, inexpensive high-speed wireless access?