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? Continue reading
Over the next five years, many print magazines will be transformed into digital publications. Digital magazines will come in two forms: a downloaded version that is available offline, and a networked cloud version that readers can access in real time.
As I flipped through a pile of magazines during my summer vacation, I realized the paper experience might be over sooner than we think. But it’s not all bad news, is it? Continue reading
By: Peter Linder
12 September, 2012
Applications , Business , Uncategorized
The phone, the tablet and the hybrid of the two, referred to as the phablet (it’s bigger than a smartphone, but smaller than a tablet) are three key devices that are becoming more and more essential to the 21st-century corporate worker. Continue reading
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 of them all, followed by Delhi and Shanghai, in India and China respectively. The list is dominated by cities in Asia, but several in Latin America and Africa will also grow rapidly. Continue reading
By: Ulrika Bergström
7 September, 2012
People , Society , Technology
50 billion connections
, Augumented Reality
, digital culture
, mobile broadband
, Networked Society
, Smart cities
, urban life
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 in a society where every service or product is now offered, and can be demanded, at every hour. Continue reading
The Swedish American Life Science Summit, held August 21 – 23, had many interesting presentations and discussions about various topics across the life science sector, such as Innovative Healthcare Delivery Models and Creating a Digital Health System.
At the event, I presented Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society and some of the concepts that could be realized today if we utilize the possibilities we have within connectivity and networking.
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 smaller devices such as the smartphone or tablet. Continue reading
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia’s technology progression has moved ahead in leaps and bounds. Continue reading
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 he gives them a shove.
Maybe you share these feelings… Although I live in a much smaller city than New York, I too get annoyed with the pace of the visitors I come across. I really hope I don’t shove them though.
The pace of pedestrians is not the only thing setting cities apart. Research by the physicist Geoffrey West of the Santa Fe Institute in the US shows that much is amplified in cities. Cities have more creative people, more patents, higher wages, but also higher crime rates. Continue reading
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. Continue reading