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Megatrends for this decade – XIX

e) Instant delivery Logistic chains are one of the marvel of today’s world. They work (most of the times) seamlessly and are so effective that you can get your delivery within a single working day (it does not work for any place and for any type of goods but I …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVII

c) On-demand production The efficiency of the distribution chains coupled with the flexibility of production lines have made possible an amazing change in the production processes and in the relation with the market (and with the end customer). Just two decades ago when buying a car you would have been …

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Megatrends for this decade – XIII

12. Autonomous vehicles and flying cars There are already a number of autonomous vehicles, both self-driving cars and autonomous trucks. Additionally, there are several fully autonomous drones and a few airplanes flying in the sky. However, if we compare those numbers with the numbers of vehicles/planes we can see that …

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Harvesting fruits from the sky

Last year, in June, I published a news of a robot that can pick up fruits, as small as raspberry, automating the harvesting. Now I have stumbled on a news of a drone/robot that can fly in orchards to pick up fruits. The news is impressive on several levels: flying …

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Groceries from the sky

Next week, on Wednesday Sept 16th, Walmart will start delivering groceries, flying actually, to people in North Carolina living within a 6 miles radius from their store and having a backyard garden to receive the groceries from the sky. The service will make use of drones provided by Flytrex, an …

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Using drones like bees …

There are an estimated 100 trillions (!) bees in the world (the data range is quite broad, actually, for the difficulties in estimating the number of wild bees, domesticated ones are in the range of 2-5 trillions). This is a mind boggling number, and quite frankly it would remain so …

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Need to track turtles? Use a drone!

Researchers have been making use of technology to track moose and shark, migratory birds and Alaskan bears and whatever you can imagine in between. Most of the time they use some kind of beacons generating radio signals that can be tracked from afar. This is a significant step forward from …

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Spreading the Wings

If you Google for Supermarket queues you’ll get plenty of articles and images/video on the lengthy snakes of people in line. No surprise that online shopping has seen a tremendous increase courtesy of the lock-down. However, this is not true in all merchandising sector. Whilst (Italy data for March 2020) …

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