I have been working on a report with the Broadband Commission called The Broadband Bridge, Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low-Carbon Economy, and we published it today.
The purpose of the report is to raise awareness about the important role that broadband can play in shaping the low-carbon economy of the future. The report identifies best practices, expresses views of selected leaders, and outlines clear recommendations for policy makers.
You own an electric car. You plan to go on a weekend trip, let’s say to the mountains. It’s a three-hour drive and your main concern is whether the battery can get you to your destination and back without having to recharge the car. And if not, is there a charging plug on the way so you can stop and recharge it? Never mind the several hours it takes to do this. So what’s the solution? As more and more people opt for electric cars, smart charging systems will be a crucial component when it comes to creating an optimal consumer experience. Continue reading
As a communications industry veteran who works at the forefront of foresighting it’s not a surprise that I own 28 digital devices and am likely to be one of the most advanced device users in the world. But I’ll tell you what is remarkable, and that is that the gap between the devices my sister and I own is continuously shrinking. The devices in her family are no longer light-years behind mine; in fact they are sometimes even ahead! And these devices are gaining the ability to connect to networks at a very fast pace.
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. Continue reading
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? Continue reading
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 pen. Continue reading
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 then, we passed notes.
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.
12 March, 2012
People , Society , Technology
50 billion connections
, Networked Society
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.