In the latest Networked Society film, I discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century city together with various leading city-thinkers. We also discuss how ICT is helping achieve sustainable solutions.
Universal access to the web is without a doubt helping in the education of millions of children around the globe. Students from all continents are experimenting with a range of interactive learning tools, from mobile phones, to interactive blackboards, to netbooks and tablets. But just imagine the potential if these ICT tools could be deployed intelligently and strategically to better support the teachers of the next generation.
Money in its physical form, in other words coins and notes, has played an important role in society for centuries. But today, society is becoming more and more “cash less”. And while consumers choose to use debit and credit cards, and mobile money services to complete their monetary transactions, they are not the ones leading the change. Retail stores, public transportation services and so on, see increasing costs and safety risks for handling cash and want digital transactions instead. Continue reading
To find out how ICT is impacting different segments of the entertainment industry, Ericsson spoke to prominent figures from major companies such as Warner Bros, Sony Music and Fairfax Media.
Last year, there were floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and bushfires, and many people most probably found themselves in situations where they were lost, scared and ill informed. Imagine if they had had a rescue or emergency app that could have helped them in their time of need? Continue reading
Do you remember a time before web pages? To do anything in IT you had to be a boffin professional with special access. Then along came the web and everybody’s child could put up a website. If you see that as the democratization of the IT industry, WebRTC is the democratization of the communications industry. Continue reading
People are moving from the countryside to cities all over the world.
Farmers’ almanacs have been a treasured source of information for people working on the land and even us city types for centuries. Continue reading