Regional innovators are bucking the notion that Western imported tech is the solution to the Middle East’s problems. Music, creative ways to bypass censorship, and grassroots literacy are the real paths to change, and are being forged by innovators already in the region. Esra’a Al Shafei tells how you can help.
The switch from gas guzzlers to electric vehicles will be faster and easier than anyone realizes. The infrastructure is scaling, cars are getting better and more varied, and IoT connects the dots. Fast charging remains a challenge, but that’s not the main way to re-fuel. It’s not just the fuel that’s different; the way we re-fuel will completely change.
Emotions are contagious. With new technologies, could our sentient ecosystem quantify and monitor these shared emotional experiences, allowing us to connect and empathize with people very different from ourselves? Washington State University researcher Sara Waters imagines a world in which the most vulnerable and voiceless among us grow up safe and secure.
In marketing, the old mental model of targets, funnels, and campaigns has become outdated. In strategy, value is now created with platforms and ecosystems. In organizations, one needs to master new models of networks and communities. Leadership today requires the ability to unlearn, so we can get beyond viewing the new through the lens of the old. It’s a shift in mindset from incremental to exponential.
Founders of this digital library of human expressions began by building software to help people choose better words to communicate. They ended up creating a new social network of visual content based on chat expressions.
What happens when low-cost biosensors embedded in tattoos can detect blood alcohol, sugar, or biomarkers related to diseases like malaria or zika? How will that impact not just the health and wellness of individuals, but the healthcare ecosystem?
In places with limited connectivity, innovative ways to share information, via CDs, USB, and Bluetooth are changing personal communication, politics, entertainment and commerce.
We’re in an era of agile aerospace, when a satellite the size of a shoebox can show us things we’ve never seen before. From agriculture and forestry, to business intelligence and defense. How will monitoring everything, every day impact how we live?
Quantum Leaps For those of us with a natural aversion to physics the idea of quantum computing can be a real brain buster. How does this stuff work, and what are the real, immediate opportunities in store?