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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – VI

New Realities As technology progresses the world of bits and the world of atoms fade into a single reality. However, this reality will be dependent on the mediation devices that will be used, both hardware and software devices. The rooting of reality into the devices used to capture it is …

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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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Connect your sneakers to the Internet

I remember some 15 years ago, at the Future Centre of Telecom Italia, a pool of young researchers, many from Brasil, discussing what the future might look like and one of the idea was to have everything, but really everything, connected to the internet, creating data and those data being …

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Megatrends for this decade XXXI

The evolution of healthcare in this decade will be sustained by the convergence of several technology areas, each progressing independently from one another under the pressure of demand from several markets: ambient, wearable and implantable sensors There are already millions of wearables in use that monitors some basic physiological parameters. …

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Affordable bionic hand

For quite some time the focus of researchers working on creating an artificial hand/limb has been on functionality, and rightly so. How can we create an artificial hand that can be controlled by the person’s brain via the stump? Researchers have discovered that the brain of a person with an …

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Megatrends for this decade XXII

14. Sense and Know anything, anytime, anywhere This Megatrend is about the never ending explosion of knowledge. This looks like a very recent phenomena, however, if we go back in time and take a broad view we can realize that the growth of knowledge has characterized not just our history …

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Megatrends for this decade – XII

11. Insurance: from “recovery after risk” to “prevention of risk” Today we insure our home, our car … ourselves from accidents and insurers evaluate the risk such accident may happen. To do that they are using statistics and more and more try to customise the risk evaluation to be as …

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Ecosystems 2.0 – VIII

Data are created by sensors and aggregated by the company (institution) that has an interest in those data (and probably owns/deployed the sensors). Data creation, as noted, is a fall out of the Digital Transformation, companies digitise their environment and create data that are used by them and can be …

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A “magic” ring

In the last few years more and more people have started to turn to their watch to glance at their fitness, how many calories have been burnt through the day, how many steps have been taken, even look at their heart beats through the day. People practicing sports have been …

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Thumbs’ power

Researchers at the Delft University of Technology have presented a modified GameBoy that can work without batteries, using a bit of solar power AND converting the power of thumbs pressing on the GameBoy buttons into electrical power. The conversion of pressure into electrical power is nothing new, it is based …

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