Last week I attended the New Cities Summit in Paris, where discussions about how to achieve a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable urban future took place. I was impressed with the wide range of representatives from the worlds of business, policy, technology, infrastructure, finance, government, civil society, philanthropy and academia. This highlighted to me how [...]
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In my previous post, I wrote that commuting is the biggest source of stress and frustration for people living in cities, according to a new Ericsson ConsumerLab report, City Life.
So what makes city residents feel at ease? Social networking. Those who live in the city spend a large chunk of their time socializing. On [...]
On May 18, the IPO of Facebook came at a valuation of USD108 billion. If you’re a baby boomer like me, you might wonder how this event will impact your future career. Until about six months ago, I was representative of most baby boomers– I was using one social-media tool for friends and family life [...]
As we move toward a Networked Society, it’s easy to focus on the technical challenges of building physical networks to transport cars, power, bits, bytes, and so on. But I think the true value of such a society is that it enables us to connect, socialize and share our lives with one another on a [...]
This week, I attended the Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development conference.
Over three days, April 23-25, the business sector, civil society, researchers, decision-makers and young people shared their perspectives on what we can do to achieve solutions in the areas of sustainable innovation, production and living. These three areas are of fundamental importance for [...]
Major sports events are being networked to an ever greater extent. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), for example, provides several tools for fans watching a live event.
Radios, called race scanners, are available so fans can follow the communication between drivers and their crews during a race. The leaderboard is available in [...]
It is rare that a Masters Golf Tournament features so many Swedes in contention for the final round. And this year there were four: Peter Hanson, Henrik Stenson, Fredrik Jacobson and Bubba Watson. But is this what I enjoyed most about watching this year’s Masters – or was it that I was able to create [...]
My family watches movies from Netflix in the evening. For anyone who isn’t aware, Netflix is the biggest distributor in the film-rental business. It started by shipping DVDs to the home, via online ordering, to compete with the giant in the space – Blockbuster. And it won. Customers’ dislike of Blockbuster’s late-return fees, combined with the simple convenience of [...]
As we move toward connecting 50 billion devices by 2020, the innovations that are creating the Networked Society never cease to amaze me. While some connected devices are creating incredible opportunities in health, education and utilities, others are just creative ways to promote an owner’s brand and, in this case, fill our tummies.
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 [...]