Category archives: People

My three-step guide to get you online

Yesterday, I wrote about the need for men in today’s society to take their networking online and use the social-media tools available to them to enhance their personal and business prospects.

Become a Networked Man in a matter of months

If we are determined to join the Networked Society as influencers outside our physical sphere, we must embrace social-media tools. So why aren’t we doing so?

ICT can play a key role in fostering peace

Today, September 21, is being observed around the world as the International Day of Peace. The United Nations is recognizing the day by holding a series of high-level debates on the connection between sustainable development and sustainable peace. The role of ICT in addressing the Millennium Development Goals is increasingly recognized. I would also argue, however, that [...]

How networked vacations can simplify traveling

 
Planning our vacations and trips is already networked. We book flights, cars and hotels online. We find our way with GPS, and we share the daily highlights of our trips through social media. So what else is around the corner that can simplify our travel plans?

Life in the modern-day megacity

 A megacity is a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million. That’s a lot of people!
In our recent Megacities report, it was stated that by 2025 it is estimated that around 630 million people will live in close to 40 megacities around the world. Japan’s Tokyo will still be the largest [...]

STRESS IN THE CITY

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, what one could complete during a day depended entirely on daylight. With technological innovations we’ve managed to extend our days to such an extent that we’re now living in a 24-hour society. City people in particular tend to live high tempo lifestyles, moving between meetings, appointments, various roles and activities. We live [...]

Is bigger always better? Evolving TV and video-consumption habits

The way we watch TV is evolving continuously. About 10 years ago, it was all about the size of your TV screen at home. While the bigger the better still applies in the living room, in the past two or three years, mobile broadband  and the cloud have enabled TV content to be viewed on [...]

The city amplifier

City people walk fast. As a matter of fact, the larger the city, the faster they walk. When talking to New Yorkers about everyday life in the city, we met a young man who said he gets so annoyed with the tourists on the sidewalks of the city not keeping up the pace that sometimes [...]

Time to go back to school

It’s August, and for many children that means back-to-school time is already here or just around the corner. Kids all over are preparing for the year to come – and some are looking forward to it with excitement, some with anxiety.

21st century children, citizens of the Networked Society

All kids born in 2012 will have dual citizenship; one, or several will be connected to their parents and where they were born, and one will be in the Networked Society.