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The economics of the Digital Transformation – XXVI

The Pandemic Impact on the Gig Economy The recent pandemic hit the Gig Economy and possibly changed its evolution in two main ways: Emphasised the critical work environment with low societal protection Boosted the Gig Economy with, possibly, lasting effects Critical Work Environment The insecurity of work intrinsic in the …

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So many Big Brothers… II

Shopping “Born to Shop”. I remember seeing this on a t-shirt long long time ago in Carnaby Street, London, at a time when having writings on a t-short was new and eye catching. At those times Internet was yet to come and computers were nowhere to be seen in everyday …

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Symphony of humans and machines or “Modern Times”?

Robots are becoming a ubiquitous presence in factories and warehouses. There are not just “more” robots, they are requiring and establishing a different relationship with human beings, actually I should say with their “co-workers”. This is a step in the direction foreseen by the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative (now merged …

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Platforms, present and future II

There are platforms and then there are platforms In the opening post of this series I considered the “big nine” mostly from the point of view of their capability to offer storage, processing and access (this latter mediated by Internet). These nine platforms are quite different from one another, as …

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Platforms, present and future I

One of the topic addressed in the Digital Transformation Course developed by EIT Digital and IEEE Future Direction in its Digital Reality Initiative is that of Platforms. In these last few weeks I have been discussing platforms with a number of key people in several industries and now I take …

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