Connect to the Networked Society
Connections are bringing us closer, closer to each other and closer to a truly Networked Society.
By connections, I don’t mean just electronic circuits, radio waves or fiber-optic cables. Connections are the people we know, work with, love. Connections are the companies we do business with; the doctors and nurses who care for us; the teachers who educate us and our children; the shopkeepers who sell us our food and the farmers who grow it.
In other words, the connections that make up the networks of our lives also make up our societies.
As our blog here at Thinking Ahead has evolved over the past year, we have seen a clear trend emerge: the convergence of all our themes towards a single idea, that of the Networked Society. It is part of the profound change that Ericsson CEO and President Hans Vestberg discussed in his speech at Mobile World Congress in February.
The Networked Society is a natural result of the combination of mobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services. It is an empowered society, with more jobs and greater prosperity for people in both developed and developing economies. It is a more sustainable society, with lower energy consumption and harmful gas emissions. It is a healthier, better educated society, with greater access to schooling and healthcare.
So the Networked Society is where we are going to focus our blog here on Thinking Ahead. Check back to find out more about the different aspects of the Networked Society – social, business, technological – and where we see the world heading.
Welcome to the Networked Society Blog. We’ve got a lot to talk about.