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The tangled world of Energy

Beyond the tragic number of war victims the Russia-Ukraine confrontation is having a -growing- impact worldwide and for several European Countries a strong impact on energy sourcing. eas The ramification of energy shortage/increasing cost is broad, affecting industries, families and single individual. It goes even further impacting the climate on …

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“Concrete” action for Climate

Concrete (cement) contributes up to 7% to worldwide carbon emission. The amount of concrete produced is staggering: over 4 billion tons per year, with China accounting for over 50% of the total. This generates (see the graphic) over 1.5 billion tons of CO2. Concrete is the second most consumed substance, …

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As big as it gets: Earth Digital Twin

Last Thursday I was on a call with fellows co-authors working on a Digital Twins book to be published end of 2021. The topic debated by these “experts” was: what is the correct definition for Digital Twin. The discussion that raged for over an hour just demonstrated the old adage …

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The big Shift towards “Green”

The pandemic has been a social, individual and economic tragedy. So it is difficult to say that it may have positive side-effect. However, this is the case. First and foremost, the epidemic has demonstrated: our global shortcomings in predicting and effectively facing a global epidemic the incredible capability of science …

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The pervasive impact of Biotech – I

The World Economic Forum has addressed several times in the last few years the area of biotech and has recently published an infographic highlighting the variety of impacts in several areas. Indeed the convergence of processing power, big data, artificial intelligence makes possible to open new doors into the “carbon” …

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What about BrontoBytes?

Back in 2015 (a age ago) an article by the World Economic Forum listed the measuring stick for data quantity. So they started with kB (1,000 bytes) and moved up to reach the ExaBytes – a billion of GB-, the ZettaBytes – 1,000 of EB- and then the YottaBytes – …

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Digital Transformation: Impact on Jobs – IV

The Digital Transformation by drastically flattening the value chains, stimulating the aggregation of ecosystems (much easier in the world of bits) and accelerating the obsolescence of knowledge drives the emergence of new types of jobs and new ways of offering one’s expertise. This has already been pointed out in a …

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