Soon enough, many of us will have to ask ourselves: Would I accept a microchip permanently implanted in my body? In our On the Brink film from November 2011, we discussed the effect technology will have on medicine, and concluded that with the help of technology we’ll probably live longer and healthier lives.
Category archives: People
Over the past few years I have seen Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society evolve, creating opportunities that benefit the way we live, work and play. But where did the concept of the Networked Society come from? How can the journey be quantified? What future predictions can be made?
In a yearlong trial, a Sydney school has issued 145 year 6 students with iPads, which will be used to complete most of their classwork. So what will happen to pen and paper as more and more new technologies are introduced in schools? Do they have a future? Perhaps – well, I’m rooting for the [...]
At Mobile World Congress 2012, we spoke to Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist, about the social media phenomenon. Standage says that while many people perceive social media as being new and unprecedented, they mark a return to the way media have worked throughout most of history.
When I was at school it was all about a backpack filled with books, a chalkboard, strict rows of desks and chairs, and a teacher at the front instructing us on a wide range of subjects. We didn’t have the internet to find alternative points of view, or smartphones to send texts to friends. Back [...]
In this video, I talk about how new technologies are revolutionizing education.
Broadband, computers and mobile devices are changing the way students learn and challenging the traditional ways schools work. Increased connectivity makes information accessible from anywhere and at any time, which means any space can be a space for learning.
In this video, visitors to Mobile World Congress 2012 share their thoughts on what always being connected means to them and how it is changing their world.
Today is International Women’s Day 2012, a day for countries around the world to celebrate and recognize women’s economic, political and social achievements.
This year the UN theme is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. And in the industry and field that I work, which is to explore the use of Technology for Good, this [...]
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how ICT is transforming the way the developing world is being educated. To add to this conversation, I will publish three shortened Q&As that were carried out by Ericsson Business Review. In each interview, a prominent thinker involved in the ICT and education sector will share [...]
Reading the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, Optimal Consumer Experience, made me laugh as I recalled the very funny YouTube clip Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy. Is there a limit to our expectations as consumers? Is it in our nature as human beings to always be seeking and demanding more? Will we ever be content? No, [...]