Tag archives: Connectivity

Are we shaping smartphones or are they shaping us?

In my last post, I wrote about two-way flexibility – about people trying to understand the new norms and rules in the changing landscape of work and leisure. In this post, I want to continue that discussion further and look into what issues arise as the private and personal spheres merge.

Risk management at the frontline of the new economy

In the Networked Society it is essential to understand the paradigm shift that everything in the digital economy is a data object and can be given attribution and integrity through signing at scale.

Are we entering an age of ‘living in the clouds’?

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.

Look on the bright side – changing behaviors to improve the environment

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 [...]

Introducing the sharing economy – courtesy of the Networked Society

You might have heard the term “sharing economy.” It’s all over the news these days, for both good and not-so-good reasons. Wikipedia defines the sharing economy as “an economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets.” You may have also heard of companies such as Airbnb and Uber, and even used their [...]

We want the physical world to mimic the internet

Our expectation that everyday places and objects will be connected and interactive will drive consumer demand for a rapidly expanding internet of things.

The next revolution starts on the back label

Making the written word connected and visualizing invisible background data has the potential to truly be transformative.

Peter’s passionate predictions: Nomophobia

I am pleased to introduce ‘Peter’s Passionate Predictions’, a series of short videos published here, each Tuesday, on the Networked Society blog. I believe videos will replace slides as the new ubiquitous information bearer of stories in the Networked Society. In these 1 minute-long videos it is my ambition to inform you each week [...]

Capillary is an essential bridge in a connected world

Short-range radios today play an essential role in connecting smaller devices to our mobile phones. We can expect a lot of new applications leveraging the Bluetooth Low Energy and Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Network standard (IEEE 802.15.4) with connectivity through a smartphone or wireless access point – also known as a capillary network. This concept [...]

Big data needs a human touch

As companies embrace dig data and analytics, we mustn’t ignore the role of human intuition. In business, intuition plays an important role from the early stages of analytical strategy as the choice of target domains to analyse are often based on the intuition, or gut feelings of executives.