Telecoms Futures

Whitepaper on Data and Energy convergence

IT Communications and Energy convergence, or ‘ICE’ as I like to call it, seems to be here. The data industry is an energy industry: data centers are benchmarked and marketed by their Power Usage Efficiency (PUE), and the major data players (Facebook, Google, Apple etc.) are all busy building renewable energy-powered data centers with reduced…

Zombie Futures in the Mobile Telecoms Industry

There is a long archaeology of futures in the mobile telecoms industry, futures that have appeared with much fanfare, been forgotten, and then resurrected once more. The ‘watchphone’ (recently popularised by the Apple Watch) is perhaps the most recent example of a walking dead future, with a history and archaeology from decades past. There are…

Pandora’s Box: Fragments from the Future Archaeologist

This is one of many outcomes of my doctoral research project, A Future Archaeology of the Mobile Telecoms Industry. This box holds fragments of ideas, thoughts and findings from my PhD research project: A Future Archaeology of the Mobile Telecoms Industry. What futures does the mobile telecoms industry construct? And what other futures may be…