When I founded my 1st Internet Start-up circa 2001, I vividly remember reading a story in the Financial Review about Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Gerstner, who was CEO and Chairman of the board of IBM from April, 1993 until December, 2002, made the following statement in the article; "Picture a day when a billion people will interact with a million e-businesses via a trillion interconnected, intelligent devices."
While that vision is not yet complete at the time of this entry in December 2007, with the announcement of the of 3 Skype mobile device, we are certainly a lot closer.
What makes the device quite unique and closer to Gerstner's vision is that consumer will be expecting more and more device to be ubiquitously integrated into digital devices that we use on a daily basis.
Mobile devices should have a seamless YouTube application that allows you to upload a video file directly. It won't be long till we we have high end SLR and consumer cameras with an embedded Flickr upload application.