New Delhi: Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark recently spoke out his mind during the World Economic Forum, where, he stated that there is every possibility of smartphones becoming irrelevant by 2030. The Nokia CEO is of the view that the arrival of 6G by the end of 2030 could make smartphones obsolete. According to Lundmark, users will not be able to access 6G networks through smartphones but some of it would be directly inserted into our bodies. "By then, the smartphone as we know it today will not be the most common interface.
Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies," Lundmark said during the event. Although, he did not specifically mention the kind of devices that would replace smartphones in our lives, he did say that stuff like smart glasses and the devices that are worn on the face will takeover. The things said by him may not make sense to us in the present circumstances and may seem like a farfetched idea as we cannot practically imagine leading a life without smartphones. However, companies like Elon Musk-led Nuralink are working on devices that can be implanted into the brain, and such devices can be used for communication with machines and other people. So, Lundmark's prediction that smartphones would become obsolete by the time the 6G networks arrive could turn out to be true. Nueralink, even shared a video in 2021 where a macaque was seen playing Ping Pong with mind.
The idea behind Neuralink's video was to demonstrate that people with neurological conditions will be able to control phones or computers remotely using its cutting edge technology. "Our mission is to build a safe and effective clinical BMI (Brain Machine Interface) system that is wireless and fully implantable. Our first goal is to give people with paralysis their digital freedom back, to communicate more easily via text, follow their curiosity on the web, to express their creativity through photography and art, and, yes, to play video games," the researchers in Nueralink said in a blog post.