For many thousands of years human communication was greatly constrained by geographic distance. However, the invention of technologies such as the telegraph ushered-in the concept of 'electronic' distance' as people and organisations were brought closer together via early voice and data systems. In the present day, the powerful wave of network transformation that is rolling around the globe is replacing the physical networks of old with the digital and the virtual and, in the process, is rendering the old concept of distance redundant. Here, Geoff Hollingworth discusses the meaning of a "zero-distance world" within the digital landscape of the cloud and the impact it will have on all of us. As the constraints of geographic boundaries and distances fall away and AI and Machine Learning become ever more important Ericsson's vision of The Future Digital Infrastructure comes into play. It is a product line for the datacentre of the future, based on collaboration and partnership with Intel's Rack Scale Design, that will have profound effect on both Ericsson itself and its end customers.
FILMED AT: Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona