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Disruptive Technologies beyond 2030 for Human Augmentation

Continuing on in looking at the disruptive technologies identified by the Imperial College foresight study that are likely to impact from 2030 on let’s consider the ones clustered in the Human Augmentation set: Powered Exoskeleton and Human bio-hacking. Powered Exoskeleton There are already today quite a number of companies offering …

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Disruptive Technologies beyond 2030 for Extreme Automation

Let’s now consider the Extreme Automation cluster looking at technologies that are being experimented today and that can be deployed commercially around 2030: Autonomous ships and submarines, Autonomous passenger aircraft, Drone freight delivery, Autonomous robotic surgery, Automated knowledge discovery and Self writing software. Autonomous ships and submarines The seas and …

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Disruptive Technologies available today for Extreme Automation

Automation has becoming more and more sophisticated, it basically started with the Industrial Revolution with tools carrying out part of the workers activities, and it really boomed with computers. Now it is progressing even faster under three main enabling (broad) technology areas: sensors, actuators and artificial intelligence. The disruptive technologies …

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Smart Clean Cities

There are several ways of keeping our cities clean and they involve technology in different degrees. The point I am making with this post is that the problem, most of the time, is not about the existence of a (technological) solution, rather it is about choosing the solution that is …

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Do we need Artificial Intelligence for shopping?

Looking at my wife I would most definitely say there is no need for getting “shopping help”. Yet, there seems to be many companies working on providing a variety of shopping help, researchers working on improving the effectiveness of these helps and observers betting on a growing role of Artificial …

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Towards Humans 2.0 – III

Prosthetic limbs have reach such a sophistication that can be seen as operating in a symbiotic relation with the person having them. And in a few cases the person’s perception has fully integrated the prosthetic limb. Newer version have embedded intelligence, able to predict what it will be expected from …

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Smart material for a smart chair

We are seeing significant progress in material science, with scientists and researchers becoming able to design a material based on the desired properties. Some of these properties may include sensing and adaptation, change in flexibility and shape.  Some of this goes under the name of 4D printing, the possibility to …

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Do you still remember the Waterfall Model? II

The double helix model of innovation took into account the importance of market pressure in steering innovation. That was a significant shift from the situation in the last century when technology was the main driver. It was relatively scarce and when you got a new technology that would push new …

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