Tag archives: ICT

Life in the modern-day megacity

 A megacity is a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million. That’s a lot of people!
In our recent Megacities report, it was stated that by 2025 it is estimated that around 630 million people will live in close to 40 megacities around the world. Japan’s Tokyo will still be the largest [...]

STRESS IN THE CITY

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, what one could complete during a day depended entirely on daylight. With technological innovations we’ve managed to extend our days to such an extent that we’re now living in a 24-hour society. City people in particular tend to live high tempo lifestyles, moving between meetings, appointments, various roles and activities. We live [...]

Is bigger always better? Evolving TV and video-consumption habits

The way we watch TV is evolving continuously. About 10 years ago, it was all about the size of your TV screen at home. While the bigger the better still applies in the living room, in the past two or three years, mobile broadband  and the cloud have enabled TV content to be viewed on [...]

A small country with big ideas

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia’s technology progression has moved ahead in leaps and bounds.

The city amplifier

City people walk fast. As a matter of fact, the larger the city, the faster they walk. When talking to New Yorkers about everyday life in the city, we met a young man who said he gets so annoyed with the tourists on the sidewalks of the city not keeping up the pace that sometimes [...]

Time to go back to school

It’s August, and for many children that means back-to-school time is already here or just around the corner. Kids all over are preparing for the year to come – and some are looking forward to it with excitement, some with anxiety.

Dematerialization – the future of business

Of all of the insights listed in the discussion paper Changing the Game Before the Game Changes You, the digital transformation of businesses around the world is the most disruptive. It is also the most important for companies to understand because of the impact it is having on most industries and the way leaders run [...]

Redesigning how society works, plays and lives

It has been said that more will change in the next 10 years than in the previous 100. It sounds daunting, doesn’t it? That’s why, in collaboration with Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO of cloud infrastructure company Joyent, I have put together a discussion paper called Changing the Game Before the Game Changes You.

21st century children, citizens of the Networked Society

All kids born in 2012 will have dual citizenship; one, or several will be connected to their parents and where they were born, and one will be in the Networked Society.

Social life of the young – same needs, different tools

When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.