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Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue

WIRELESS SCIENCE Reaching Beyond Our Wildest Dreams By Kathy Katcher, CEO Wireless Dealer Magazine TODAY Wireless products are really taking off these days – literally! NASA recently launched a trio of smartphones into outer space as part of its “PhoneSat” project. The goal of the project, according to the national space agency, is to determine whether a consumer-grade smartphone can be used as the main flight controller for a capable yet low-cost satellite. NASA is now sending into orbit the very same wireless devices that consumers use to talk to their friends, family and co-workers on mother earth. This is a remarkable honor to all of us working in the wireless industry as we watch NASA send into space the very same products that we sell at wireless retailers every day. Our industry continues to shape current and future generations at warp speed. Today’s generation will grow up swiping a touch screen to turn pages in online books. Wireless applications are not just about playing games. Kids today will experience the integration of wireless technology in applications that impact their education, their health care, how they conduct commerce, what they do for travel and leisure – basically everything they touch will have some connection with wireless technology. Even some of the most mundane, everyday activities that we grew up with will become obsolete, eliminated by wireless technology. For example, soon the current generation will no longer even need keys for anything as long as they have their mobile device with them. The products and services in the wireless industry are carving lasting impressions on the youth of today – guaranteed to change behavior forever and well into the future. Think about your role in this industry. W D M 50


Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue
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