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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – IX

Macro-shift in the Workforce The Digital Transformation is ongoing and it is a major force in reshaping the market, in terms of value perception -thus shifting demands- and in reshaping the way the offer is created. Both of these factors are clearly affecting the workforce in volume, in quality (skills) …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – III

The pervasiveness of Digital Signature The second scenario presented in the FTI’s report is focussing on Scoring and Recognition. It is interesting to notice that the very first line of this scenario states: Anonymity is dead Indeed, in spite of all the talks about privacy, the reality is that each …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – II

The first topic addressed in the Future Today Institutes’s report is Artificial Intelligence and I concur in their choice: AI is bound to be the underlying force that will shape this decade and will change the landscape in the next one: autonomous vehicles personalised  and contextualised web-spaces aka Spatial Web …

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The pervasive impact of Biotech – V

Synthetic Biology was born at the turn of the century but it got serious in 2010 when researchers at the JCVI (J.Craig Venter Institute) were able to create, by syntheses, the first fully working bacteria genome. The problem facing synthetic biology was to move from “syntheses by chance” to an …

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Checking the pulse to reach the sky

Fitbit has signed an agreement with NASA to provide 1,000 of its Fitbit Charge 4 wearables to NASA personnel, including its 150 astronauts. The wearables will be connected to the Work Daily Check-in platform were data analytics will evaluate the probability that the data provided by the wearables signify a …

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Bits against Viruses

On newspapers and televisions in Europe a heated debate is going on: should a passport be issued to people that have been vaccinated (such a passport would facilitate access to public transportation, restaurants….)? There are reasons for issuing, and using, these passports (mostly economic ones) and there are others for …

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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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