There have been repeated discussions about the role of automation in capitalist economies, especially as it affects the nature and availability of employment. On Saturday 13 February Geoff Crocker spoke to London Futurists about the impacts of automation to date and the potential impact on the economy and work in future.
With huge amounts of research – and marketing dollars – being invested into edge computing, how does the telecoms industry turn a nascent technology into a viable service proposition? Not alone, according to Altran CTO Shamik Mishra.
We are at the very beginnings of a massive technological evolution and the forecasts presented in this paper are but tea leaves in the fortune teller’s cup. However, they are important directional indicators
of the technology-enabled world of the future based on ABI’s research.
When data breaches are increasingly common, destructive and costly, ‘trustworthy’ communications and cloud are becoming more significant. Is “secure 5G” start-up Exium feeding on hype or offering something new?
The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses long term and short term risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment and geopolitical fragmentation. Businesses risk a disorderly shakeout which can exclude large cohorts of workers and companies from the markets of the future. Environmental degradation—still an existential threat to humanity—risks intersecting with societal fractures to bring about severe consequences.
What can be done to secure the networks and systems that citizens, companies, and states rely on now and in the future? Here are three of the most interesting recent pieces of thought leadership.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transition and revealed the challenges that still exist when it comes to connecting households and people, as well as the digital skills required to participate effectively in the online world. As a result of the pandemic, the need for a digitally competent population and the demand for a digitally skilled workforce has grown even more pronounced.”
IEEE members Wei Jiang, Bin Han,
Mohammad Asif Habibi, and Hans Dieter Schotten collate a comprehensive survey of 6G’s elements, status, and possible future directions. The authors investigate 6G as a set of communications network technologies, and apply a scope and treatment appropriate to that definition.