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.
Tag archives: Connectivity
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our expectation that everyday places and objects will be connected and interactive will drive consumer demand for a rapidly expanding internet of things.
Making the written word connected and visualizing invisible background data has the potential to truly be transformative.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Health and the management of health has been a human battle since the beginning of time. It has always been limited by the lack of real knowledge of the causes underlying the visible symptoms. The history of “God Bless You” when you sneeze came from sneezing being the first visible symptom of the [...]
Poyan Sandnell blog about his experience with Google Glass – the fascinating wearable that is giving us a glimpse of what life in the Networked Society will be like.