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Planning for the new World – III

Revitalising Global Cooperation We live in a competitive world. The increased effectiveness of communications and logistic infrastructures, the former transporting thoughts, knowledge and ideas the latter goods, components and products has made the world even more competitive than in the past creating a single huge marketplace steering demand and a …

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Need to track turtles? Use a drone!

Researchers have been making use of technology to track moose and shark, migratory birds and Alaskan bears and whatever you can imagine in between. Most of the time they use some kind of beacons generating radio signals that can be tracked from afar. This is a significant step forward from …

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Planning for the new World – II

Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution We are already in the path of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the one characterised by a merging of the physical, digital and -at least for some- biological world. Personally I tend to limit the characterisation to the merging of physical and digital leaving the merging …

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Planning for the New World – I

The Pandemic was long due, several people raised awareness on such a possibility in the last twenty years and yet nobody prepared for it (at least the majority of people and Governments/Institutions that by nature of democracy reflect people’s sentiment). The SARS and MERS only reinforced the feeling that yes, …

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Do you need a copilot? Linda is ready

In the last few weeks I have flown a Cessna 172. I started from Italy for a round the world tour, so far I have reached Iran and I have enjoyed amazing landscapes from the green hills of Lebanon, the many islands in Greece to the deserts of Saudi Arabia. …

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Crashing Android with a photo….

Look at the photo of this dramatic sunset. You might feel a bit uneasy by the atmosphere that it creates but I am pretty sure you will never worry about your smartphone being scared to the point of panicking and crashing! As a matter of fact this is what happened …

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Harversing energy from … shadows!

To capture energy you don’t need “energy”, what you need is a difference in “energy” between two points so that you can transfer energy from one point (that we defined as having more energy) to the other (that we define having less energy). The concept of energy seems quite straightforward …

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So many Big Brothers VIII

Communications With “Communications“ here I mean interactions based on telecommunications infrastructures, which of course includes internet, wifi and the likes. For most part of the last century, this type of communication was basically voice (a telephone call) and it generated a “call record” used by Telecom Operators for billing the …

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So many Big Brothers VII

Travel The travel sector was one of the first to undergo a digital transformation. The idea of going to a travel agency to get a ticket or plan a travel is long gone. However, we are now planning our travels, sometimes just reinforcing our dream to travel, by looking at …

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AI to cook an omelette?!

We have already seen robots cooking. Robots flipping hamburger (meet Flippy at Caliburger in California), others having a menu of up to 600 dishes (Robochef cooks Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean cuisine) other can prepare cocktails (Tipsy has 60 cocktail recipes up to its sleeve…). We have even seen a fully …

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