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 their opinion on the future of education.
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, of course not – especially when the neighbor down the street is getting a better service at a more affordable price.
I am somewhat addicted to following trends in user behavior, and use it as a foundation when making my own decisions. I get all warm inside when I see a product that challenges current standards and brings about new ways of looking at the way we interact with people, things or services.
The annual Mobile World Congress has just ended, and as the doors close behind me, I am wondering what exactly it is that we think we are paying for when we use the web. Continue reading
I have high expectations about how adding connectivity to different products will change my behavior and add benefits. While I do look forward to being able to scan my fridge and get automated messages on what groceries I should buy on my way from work, I think the connected car could be my favorite product to have connected. Music, GPS and entertainment for the kids are obvious areas where connectivity would benefit my experience vastly.
Small retailers have never had it easy, but the struggle of so-called “mom and pop” businesses has been particularly painful to watch in the last 15 years. Many would blame online shopping. But the mobile Web is beginning to emerge as a tool to stimulate business for traditional brick and mortar businesses.
I saw my first real telepresence robot today. I’ve only read about them and seen videos, and then I was sitting in a session this afternoon at La Fira, where one of the presenters, Erik Kruse from Ericsson (who blogs frequently on this site), introduced the audience to the VGo model.
Rather than waiting for special events, I prefer taking photos of my everyday life – on my way to daycare, eating breakfast or getting groceries. I take most of the pictures with my phone, and then I e-mail them to my Posterous account. By keeping it simple and uploading everyday moments I get an image diary of my life. Simple and sweet. Continue reading
I just heard another person talking about the iPot (note to editor, that’s not a typo) here at La Fira. So I had to look it up. Continue reading
I’ve been a gamer since my brother brought home one of the first cartridge games to play on his VIC 20 in the early 80s. Having kids transformed me into more of a casual console sports gamer, but pre-fatherhood, I could spend days, evenings and nights playing Battlefield 2, mostly working on my helicopter riding skills.
Back then, in-game communication was a way to make sure I wasn’t ambushed by my enemies by having my gaming buddy look out for me, while today, in-game communication means taunting that same buddy while beating him on the football pitch. Continue reading