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Virtual Holoportation

Over 15 years ago I was fortunate of working at the Future Centre with a team of young people from all over the world attracted to Venice and to the opportunity of envisaging the (a possible) future. One of the future scenarios that was created was about a grandfather and …

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The many faces of Digital Transformation – Societal Scenarios VII

Connected Healthcare The healthcare sector has been digitised (introduction of computers in equipment for analyses, monitoring, diagnoses, medication, genome sequencing …) and digitalised to a certain extent (exchange of data in various processes although privacy and standardisation issues are still limiting the exchange of several data, including the Electronic Healthcare …

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Holoportation is -almost-here!

I read a few articles on Portl, watched a few video clips (there is one at the end of this post) and I should say I am impressed. It seems too good to be true, and as the say goes may be it is not. I sent request for contact …

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Printing skin on a wound

In October 2018 I posted a news of a “skin-printer” created at the University of Toronto that for the first time allowed skin printing using a portable device (skin printing using 3D printers have been around for several years now, operated in laboratory environment – hospitals). Now I saw that …

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The many faces of Digital Transformation – Societal Scenarios IV

Artificial narrow intelligence The Digital Transformation is fuelled by digitalisation, i.e. data, and it results in huge data creation and availability. This is the fertile ground for Artificial Intelligence. In turns, artificial intelligence powers industry to leverage from data and monetise the benefit of the digital transformation. Narrow Artificial Intelligence …

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