Networked Society

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The Networked Society[1] is a term used to describe a future ecosystem, envisioned by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company Ericsson, in which widespread internet connectivity drives change for individuals and communities.[2]

Connectivity means a device can digitally communicate with and transfer data to other systems, through a real-time communication network (typically the internet). It is expected that people living in the Networked Society will be able to use connectivity to improve their lives and businesses.[3] New services in e-health, for example, will be driven by connectivity, mobility and cloud computing in the Networked Society.

Origins

The Networked Society was first presented by Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg in a YouTube video on August 26, 2011.[4] The Networked Society concept has been discussed further in other videos,[5] animations,[6] infographics[7] and articles.[8]

On July 16, 2013, The Guardian published a video interview from the Activate London Summit 2013, where Vestberg explained how increasing connectivity will create access to information, services and communication that will transform society, business and the way we live our lives.[9]

More recently, Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson described his vision of the Networked Society in a video interview with presenter Andrew Keen on the information technology website TechCrunch on August 6, 2013.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Networked Society". Ericsson. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  2. ^ "Networked Society Infographic". Slideshare.net. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  3. ^ "Networked Society Essentials". Slideshare.net. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  4. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  5. ^ "Life in a Networked Society". YouTube. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  6. ^ "Now I get the Networked Society". YouTube. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  7. ^ http://www.ericsson.com/res/docs/2013/networked-society-infographic-web.pdf
  8. ^ "Networked Society". Ericsson. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  9. ^ "Hans Vestberg of Ericsson discusses the networked society – video | Media Network". London: theguardian.com. 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  10. ^ Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 (2013-08-06). "Keen On… The Mobile Future: Why IT Might Not Happen". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
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