As described in my last blog post, Mobility, Broadband and the Cloud have become general-purpose technologies with a broad applicability, creating a foundation for innovation and driving the transformation of society. Continue reading
It’s the time of the year when we attach frequent-flyer tags to suitcases for everyone in the family, or write out the small paper tags in the line at the airport. Luggage tags are one area where I think we will see a massive shift from paper and plastic to connected devices in the near future. Have you started to consider a better way to track your luggage yet? Continue reading
A few days ago, a colleague brought a 3D printer that he had built by himself into the office. As one would expect, it generated quite a stir, with everyone crowding around and watching it magically print out 3D objects right in front of us. Continue reading
4K or UltraHD is the new video format. It provides four times the resolution of HD TV. Your action camera has it. Your big screen TV will soon have it. 4K TV will be a major quality driver for video.
Sometimes it’s easy to ignore the things that are right there in front of you to see: our forests, our lakes, our animals, and indeed the entire natural environment around us. It’s harder to ignore them however when you think that we may be ruining them with each day that passes. But our consciousness about the environment is starting to change, and with it our behavior as well. Here’s a story about how, with the help of technology and connectivity, my family’s behavior has changed. Continue reading
With the short battery life of our smartphones, we have all grown used to taking a charging cable with us to recharge our phones in the middle of the day. As vacation season kicks off in the northern hemisphere, you are will probably notice new recharging challenges this summer compared with last year. What type of batteries and cables will you take on vacation this year? Continue reading
Steam, coal, iron and railways were general-purpose technologies in the Industrial Era. They become important far outside their own industry and spurred innovation and business life at the time.
Selfie, the art of taking pictures of yourself, became the word of the year in 2013. We practice the art mostly with the front camera of our smartphones. The betting is on what we will call the pictures of larger groups, with phones on a stick and remote control.
We are living in a world of changes. We are living in a world in which more people own a mobile device than a toothbrush. The big motor of change is driven by ourselves and no one else. This is what we, all of us together, do. I guess that we are living within the changes and maybe not always reflecting on the big picture.
I am talking about the rise of social media. You can say that it is the biggest shift on earth since the Industrial Revolution. How can that be?
For a long time, action adventures have been recorded by a photographer standing still behind the camera. This has changed quickly for the 15 million photographers who now own action cameras. What scenes will you record with your action camera this summer? Continue reading