From smartphones to social media and healthcare, here's a brief history of the ways in which technology has transformed our lives in the past 20 years.
Asset recycling, continued digitalization, and stronger regional integration can help ensure that Africa is strong enough to fight back.
Mobile internet access and ecommerce has brought jobs to rural regions, opened new markets for farmers and transformed traditional agricultural models.
Writing, as opposed to typing, has been shown to improve memory and learning capacity, yet in some countries it’s being phased out in favour of digital skills.
Amidst lockdown in Southeast Asia, teens have used their spare time to learn digital skills in social media, online education and e-commerce buying.
Some of Europe’s smallest territories have the fastest internet access, with Liechtenstein coming out top - but there is a growing digital divide when it comes to high-speed broadband.
2020 saw the release of 117 new emojis, bringing the total up to 3,136, and by 2021 this figure is set to grow to 3,353.
A new study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found we are no better communicating with people we know than we are with strangers.
E-commerce and better mobile communications could transform Papua New Guinea, under plans supported by the World Economic Forum.
This wireless device, called BodyCompass, captures sleep data without using cameras or body sensors and could aid patients with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or bedsores.
Digital services have proved invaluable during the pandemic in Africa, helping to provide social assistance where needed.
Technology can create opportunity – or exacerbate inequality. Responsible governance and inclusivity can ensure innovation helps us meet the SDG targets.
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted manufacturing around the world. These cutting-edge technologies could future-proof factories before the next shock.
Emerging economies are innovating in ways that are new and unconventional, shaping the digital future for us all. These are the top four developments to watch.