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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books.

A nice, ugly surprise

It already happened to me twice, and possible to thousands of other people around the world. I got an email with a link, courtesy of Amazon, that told me to look at what happened that day in 2003 (once, the other time was 2002, I seem to remember). I duly …

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Yes, there is an app for that!

The Brood X cicadas have emerged in hundreds of millions from their 17 years sleep underground and are now humming on trees in the eastern part of the US. It is an amazing phenomena, but that is not really the point of my post. The first information we have recorded …

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Ptychography marvels

I love macrophotography, doing a bit myself and keeping track of the many wonderful photos taken by real “artists”. In the last 10 years macrophotography has progressed enormously thanks to … software. It is both the software supporting the design and production of better lenses but most importantly the software …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XLVII – Synthetic Biology 2

CRISPR-CasX The CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Cas  (CRISPR Associated Protein) system was discovered, and invented, in the last century, the first reference is found in an article in 1987. The CRISPR was discovered in bacteria: they are short DNA sequences that bacteria have inherited from viruses …

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Manufacturing in the cyberspace

Design in the cyberspace is a reality since many years now. First it was the use of CAD to create a digital model, then tis digital model was shared with the supply chain to design components. Nowadays several platforms operating in the cloud allow co-design of a product by having …

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