The New York Times recalled the technology development project that led to Marty’s first cellular phone call on April 3, 1973 and the technological advances that have flowed from this invention. Marty predicted the rise of mobile internet toward the conclusion of this interview, saying:
”Cellular was the forerunner to true wireless communications,” he said. ”And just as people got used to taking phones with them everywhere, the way people use the Internet is ultimately going to be wireless. With our technology, you will be able to open your notebook anywhere and log on to the Internet at a very high speed with relatively low cost. At the moment, our story is about what a relatively small company is doing with high-tech stuff in Silicon Valley.
But when people get used to logging on anywhere, well, that’s going to be a revolution.”