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Digital Twin Computing

I received a comment to one of my posts on Digital Twins pointing to a White Paper produced by NTT researchers and introducing a new twist on Digital Twins, Digital Twin Computing. We are seeing a tremendous uptake of Digital Twins by industry, their adoption in the IoT framework and …

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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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Platforms, Present and Future X

7. Knowledge platforms I closed the last post touching on “knowledge” and pointing out that our smartphones, our digital twins, might become knowledge intermediators in our access to the knowledge on the web. This ties in nicely with the last category of platforms I would like to discuss: knowledge platforms. …

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Platforms, present and future IX

6. Device/product platforms: I stated in the first post in this series that a technical platform support processing, storage and communications. Now, let’s look at a smartphone. Doesn’t it support processing, storage and communications? Of course it does (and it does much more, like sensing). We often underestimate the power of …

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Building a Smart City from scratch – VII

7. Robotics Smart Cities and smart citizens. This, for quite a while, was the focus of discussion about the evolution of cities. Get ready for an additional player: smart robots. Many companies are now working to offer urban robots to municipalities, business and citizens; the European Commission has funded the …

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Digital Twins: where we are where we go – VI

Technology challenges A digital twin, as mentioned, is composed of a digital model, a digital shadow and a digital thread. Each of these has its own specific technology challenges associated. In addition, we shouldn’t forget that in the coming years a digital twin is bound to extend its capabilities on …

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Digital Twins: where we are where we go – V

Impact Digital Twins are becoming an integral part of the Digital Transformation and basically any area that can be affected by the Digital Transformation may see the application of Digital Twins. On the one hand, Digital Twins derive from the digitalization of specification, design and manufacturing processes and they are …

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Digital Twins: where we are where we go – II

There are starting to be so many components, processes and products having a digital twin that there is the interest and need in connecting them in networks (watch the SAP clip). The digital transformation makes possible to operate in the cyberspace, decreasing processing and transaction cost. Digital Twins create a …

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