Being connected has become a natural part of our daily lives – it enables people, business and society to interact, innovate and share knowledge in whole new ways.
Tag archives: Connectivity
A number of interesting topics were raised during the second day of the New Cities Summit. Questions were asked, such as can you design a city top down, like they are doing at the high-tech business center in Skolkovo, Russia, or at the King Abdullah Economic City? And if so, will it have a soul once the [...]
The inaugural New Cities Summit in Paris is well under way. The organizers have successfully gathered about 800 participants from 60 different countries. The Mayors of Vancouver, Canada and of Liverpool, UK are mingling with representatives from academia like theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President at the Santa Fe Institute in New [...]
Aday.org’s global photography project kicks off tomorrow, May 15. So wherever you are in the world, and whoever you’re with, grab your camera and capture your day – so that others can enjoy it in the future.
By 2015, almost the whole world will be connected – and that will be a driving force for change.
2011 will be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. The political unrest and the mass protests started by people in the Middle East shared one common element: the use of mobile communications and social media [...]
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 [...]
One of the things I enjoy most about my work is that I have a variety of different roles. I’m constantly learning new ways of approaching and fulfilling my responsibilities. I also get to interact with a wide range of people. In this sense, I am a generalist. But in the future, this way of [...]
Today’s most common broadband business model – fat pipe at a flat rate – was launched in 1996 when ADSL and cable came along. The model was re-used when mobile broadband was introduced in 2005. But should this classic business model be used in all networked industries? How do we deal with traffic volumes that [...]
As a communications industry veteran who works at the forefront of foresighting it’s not a surprise that I own 28 digital devices and am likely to be one of the most advanced device users in the world. But I’ll tell you what is remarkable, and that is that the gap between the devices my sister [...]
At Mobile World Congress 2012, we spoke to Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist, about the social media phenomenon. Standage says that while many people perceive social media as being new and unprecedented, they mark a return to the way media have worked throughout most of history.