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Megatrends for this decade – XXXV

a) The future of work is now, or isn’t it? In the past year we have seen, and possibly contributed to, a momentous shift in the way of doing business, courtesy of the pandemic and of related countermeasures taken by governments all over the world. Not even the world wars …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXIV

The Future of work This Megatrend is possibly the most complex one to analyse, and for that reason I left it at the end of this foresight exercise. Work is spread over so many areas that drawing a global view is basically impossible. There are also significant variation in different …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXIII

6. chatbots Chatbots are seen as the ultimate interface between a person and the healthcare system assuring continuous access, anytime, anywhere, to healthcare consultancy. There are already a number of chatbots on the market and more will become available. Some will be provided by independent third parties, other by insurance …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXII

4. body-on-a-chip The development of microfluidic has made possible to duplicate the functionality of living beings by organising living cells on a chip and subjecting them to conditions that replicate the one of those cells in an organ. Once the functionality (and structure) is replicated it becomes possible to change …

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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 XXIX

21) The vanishing Babel tower This Megatrend is mine and expands the list of the Megatrends I discussed in the previous posts as proposed by Peter Diamandis. It is about technology overcoming languages barrier. There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, although most of them are very …

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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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Megatrends for this decade XXVII

19. Focus on sustainability and environment Natural resources have been out there to grab and once they were no longer needed (nor the resulting craft they resulted in) they were discarded in the least costly way. The emergence of an environmental awareness and  of a sustainable use of resources is …

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Megatrends for this decade XXVI

18. Hi-Res VR in Retail VR – Virtual Reality- and AR – Augmented Reality- have been the talk of the town for quite a while. In the beginning the focus was on VR, the possibility of exploring with our senses virtual worlds in an immersive way to the point that …

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Megatrends for this decade XXV

17. Brain Computer Interfaces The connection of our brain to a computer was in a way imprinted in the name that many gave to the earlier ideas of computers: “Electronic Brains”. If they are both “brains” it makes sense to look for a connection among them: easier said than done. …

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