Searching for facts and figures has never been easier. Gone are the days when factual disputes were settled by referencing an encyclopedia. In the digital age, all you need is a smartphone and an internet connection.

Things were sometimes slower 20 years ago. For instance, factual disagreements over dinner, or in any other social setting, would often be settled by leafing through pages of the Encyclopædia Britannica or some printed handbook.

Nowadays, you can just swipe and tap the screen of your smartphone to execute a quick search online.

This is just one of 10 examples of the differences between then and now highlighted in a series of videos celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ericsson ConsumerLab.

Each of these short videos illustrates one example of how media and technology have changed the way we live, and ends with the line, “Change will never be this slow again.”