In the Networked Society, connectivity will be the starting point for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing.
It’s about creating freedom, empowerment and opportunity, transforming industries and society while helping find solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our planet.
We are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution. A world connected in real time will place many new requirements on all of us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Our new Networked Society Essentials kit explores the emerging possibilities of a connected world.
Networked Society film
So what do we mean by the Networked Society? It is our vision of what will happen when everything that can benefit from being connected is connected, empowering people, business and society.
Working life is changing for millions of people around the world. Mobile and digital technologies are expanding into more and more areas of society, business and private life. It will change how businesses are organized, as well as how we organize work, collaborate and share.
What areas are changing and what trends do we see?
Learning and education
As technology continues to transform our society, those responsible for our current systems of learning and education are facing overwhelming pressure to adapt.
Education technology, connected learning and the rise of the Networked Society are transforming the established concept of learning, teachers’ roles and even the nature of knowledge itself.
The voice of the consumer
Ericsson ConsumerLab has more than 15 years’ experience of studying people’s behaviors and values, including the way they act and think about ICT products and services. Ericsson ConsumerLab provides unique insights on market and consumer trends.
Ericsson ConsumerLab reports:
New ICT-related services are radically changing the business landscape for many industries. As we take a look at these industries in transformation we will explore how the combined forces of IT and telecoms are disrupting traditional ways of thinking, giving rise to new products or services, as well as improvements in efficiency. The question now isn’t whether or not your industry will be transformed. The question is, how soon?
Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas, and by 2050, about 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to reside in urban areas.
By transforming our cities, we can improve the lives of billions of people along with the health and future of the planet itself.
In the Networked Society, Ericsson will be the leading advocate of Technology for Good. By using broadband to address poverty, human rights, climate change and other challenges, we want to ensure our technology is a force for lasting, positive change.
To celebrate being part of the Networked Society, we are giving away smartphone wallpapers and screensavers for Windows-based PCs.
Technology is at the heart of our business. Whether we're pushing the limits of existing technology, or inventing the products and services of tomorrow, we are dedicated to stretching the definition of what's possible. Technology is key to bringing the Networked Society to life.
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