I’m talking about machines, of course. Or ‘Things’, as some less sensitive people call them. The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential for all kinds of brilliance if we can just get the machines to talk to each...Continue reading »
We have a very complicated relationship with our cars. I learned the strength of the emotional bond when taking calls from drivers whose cars had been towed away by the police (see bio). If just one of those hundreds of...Continue reading »
It’s almost impossible to think of a world without connected devices. In the same way that the time before the mass availability of mobile phones feels like the dark ages, the idea of living ‘off grid’ without being online for...Continue reading »
This post was originally published in Telefonica’s public policy blog here
The UN Broadband Commission has released its annual report recently, gathering interesting country-by-country data on the state of broadband access worldwide.
This is a key public policy issue, as is well...Continue reading »
You’d be forgiven for thinking technology is a young person’s game: designed by young people for young people. It’s the impression you get from adverts, conferences, news articles and so on. But the world’s population is ageing: the World Health...Continue reading »
How do you get to places that are disconnected from infrastructure, roads, electricity? How to you cross mountains and broad seas? You fly, of course! At least that’s the plan of Google X, the Willy Wonka-like experimental department of the...Continue reading »
Particularly in the news today, it feels like there are always incidents involving aircrafts and those stories are truly tragic. The stakes are higher when commercial planes are involved – this because they can carry hundreds of passengers.
The year 2014...Continue reading »
It seems that so much of what we’ve heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) – devices and sensors that share information over the internet – revolves around household objects that for decades have been considered virtually inanimate: bathroom scales,...Continue reading »
By Professor Mischa Dohler & Professor Gerhard Fettweis, Fellows of the IEEE
30 October, 2014: Each Internet generation was believed to be the last, with designs pushed to near perfection. The first and original Internet, a virtually infinite network of computers, was...Continue reading »
17 October 2014: Yesterday marked the last day of Futurecom in Sao Paulo, the most important telecoms event in Brazil. The event has had the presence of top telco operators, technology and software firms and systems integrators with key themes...Continue reading »