Nokia CEO Pekka Lundberg predicts that by the time 6G is widely available, cellphones will not be the most frequent interface.
Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark believes that 6G network providers will be fully operational of the year, but that smartphone will not be the most “networking device” by then, according to CNBC. During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he stated that he expected 6G to be commercially available around 2030.
When questioned when the world will transition away from cellphones and toward smart glasses and other gadgets, Lundmark predicted that it will occur before 6G. “By then, the smartphones as we know it now will undoubtedly no longer be the most popular interface.” According to CNBC, “many of these items will be built right into our bodies.”
While Lundmark did not explain the sort of device he was alluding to, several businesses, such as Elon Musk’s Neuralink, are already developing brain-computer interfaces. Musk posted video in April of last year showing a male macaque playing “Mind Pong” with chips implanted on both sides of its brain. It was unplugged, despite the fact that it had been trained to operate a joystick. Simply by considering moving its hands, the macaque was able to operate the paddle.