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Megatrends for this decade XXX

22. Healthcare in the Cyberspace This Megatrend is likely to land in slightly different ways and at different pace in different Countries (and regions within a Country) but I consider this as unavoidable under the pressure of: steady increase of pro-capita healthcare cost availability of better cure / preventative cure …

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Megatrends for this decade XXVIII

20. CRISPR and gene therapy to fight diseases CRISPR – Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats- is a series of DNA chunks discovered in bacteria in the last decade of the 1900. Researchers found out (a bit later) that these were remnant from bacteriofagi (nasty bits that eats bacteria from …

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Did you vaccinate your Digital Twin?

The Digital Transformation in the Healthcare sector is accelerating, also under the stress and pressure induced by the pandemic. Digital Transformation in Healthcare comes in several ways: automation of processes/activities by moving as much as possible to the cyberspace (including diagnostic, testing, monitoring) Tele-whatever to support medical care from remote …

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Coughing into your smartphone

Some time ago I posted the news of work at Carnegie Mellon University for using your smartphone to collect data that would lead to a probable diagnoses of a Covid-19 infection. The software, on a Carnegie Mellon server, asked a number of questions, like your temperature, fatigue… and then asked …

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Graphene as a quick sensor for medical condition

Researchers at the University of Manchester have found a way to use graphene for sensing a specific antibody that indicates the presence of an autoimmune disease, the Membranous Nephropathy, a disease of the kidney. They created a protein based layer on graphene that is sensitive to the MN antibodies. When …

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2 billion of coffee lost to Covid

When Starbucks launched its apps for pre-ordering coffee and decrease queuing in their stores they actually discovered that the queues just shifted, and actually got longer, as too many people pre-order their coffee and then had to queue for the pick up. but that was in a pre-Covid time. Now …

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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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Planning for the New World – VI

Restoring the Health of the Environment That this insignificant species called Home Sapiens Sapiens is having an impact on the planet is no longer debatable: every hour humankind is destroying 18 million square meters of forest with agriculture being the leading cause; 750 billion tons of CO2 are exchanged by …

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Planning for the new World – IV

Shaping the Economic Recovery That the economy has taken one of the biggest downturn in recent history is a fact. The intertwining of business and value chains across the planet has made it not just “global”, it made it worse since a glitch in a supply chain affected the whole …

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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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