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Present and Future of Communications II

So what will happen next? I closed the (skimpy) overview of the present of telecommunications emphasising the growing role of data and AI. These are the key technologies that will transform communications in the next decades. Talking of decades, we have seen a basic cycle of ten years in wireless …

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Present and Future of Communications

The new IEEE COMSOC Technical Committee Newsletter is out and you can read it here. It contains a number of very interesting technical articles and a short, candid,  interview I gave on the present and future of communications. Whilst the articles may need a bit of technical savvy to be …

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Technology Predictions for 2020

Every year Dejan Milojicic, a well known IEEE volunteer , former president of the Computer Society and Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, try to herd a clowder of cats (technologic cats) to come up with predictions on what technologies will set a mark on the coming year. The result …

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Is it good for me?

I read a book sometime ago, “The Story of the Human Body” by Daniel Lieberman, and was intrigued by the observation that quite a few of ailments that are common today, like tooth cavity, diabetes… were not at all common in our ancestors. The reason, according to the author, is …

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How would you like a self-cleaning car?

Our windshield wipers are old stuff, invented by Mary Anderson in 1902 and patented in 1903. They did evolve a a bit from the first version when they were operated by a handle inside the car. The blade material in particular has evolved significantly but you would agree the time …

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