"So what do you do?" It's a question that most of us have asked – or been asked – at some point. We often use it as an easy way to start a conversation and to establish some common ground.
But what if people thought our jobs incomprehensible? I think that's exactly what would happen if we could talk to somebody from the early 19th century and try to explain what working life looks like in 2016. This quick thought-experiment shows just how much has changed in our economies and societies over the past 200 years – and indicates the level of transformation that is still to come.
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report shows that there are now over 7 billion mobile subscriptions globally, and that over 90 percent of the world´s population will be covered by mobile broadband networks by 2021. As a direct result of technologies such as broadband, mobility and cloud, value chains are being reshaped, business models digitalized and previously unimaginable possibilities are created.