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13 Technologies You Can't Believe Actually Exist

This list will shock you with how smart humans are . Intel iQ narrates and celebrates the impact that technological advancements have on all of our lives.
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me_er_whitepaper7_renewable_energy.pdf

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With electricity consumption on the rise in the Middle East and an 85%7
increase in energy consumption expected over the next two
decades, the Middle East plans to embrace renewable energies. Deloitte forsees: 

1. Gradual removal of oil input subsidies in favour of a
free market mechanism

2. Feed-in tariffs and/or tax benefits to
encourage renewable energy production.

3. Opportunities for companies adapting technology to better suit the desert environment

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Next Big Thing

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Next Big Thing | About the Future | Scoop.it
Last week, the entrepreneur and engineer behind Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX, Elon Musk, sent the Twitter-sphere into a frenzy when he announced that he would release his plans for a revolutionary new transportation system on August 12th.
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Car Connectivity Consortium

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Car Connectivity Consortium Official Blog
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Our cars are becoming smart computers.

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The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing | McKinsey & Company

The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing | McKinsey & Company | About the Future | Scoop.it
Executives at Robert Bosch and McKinsey experts discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Some fantastic applications are lying ahead of in terms of logistics, supply chain and much more. Availability & IT Security will be critical factors to the development of IoT.

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Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities | About the Future | Scoop.it
While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction, people are considering what they could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.”
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If we consider that the demographic transition from rural to urban means that in 2030 6 people out of 10 will live in cities and by 2050, it will be 7 out of 10, the driverless car could bring a lot of benefits. However its development requires embedded computerized security.

 

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The trouble with bitcoins

The trouble with bitcoins | About the Future | Scoop.it
Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the full onset of the global financial crisis, the search for plausible alternatives to conventional “fiat” currencies continues unabated.
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How 3D printing will transform business

How 3D printing will transform business | About the Future | Scoop.it
How will 3D printing change the world? Today, you can read about jewelry and custom can openers, much as three decades ago you could have read that the personal computer would enable people to keep their recipes organized.
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Infrastructure and Urban Development

http://www.weforum.org/iu The world urbanises at a rate of a million people per week. What challenges does this create? Is there an optimal size for a city? ...
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Cloud Computing Market May Become An Oligopoly of High-Volume Vendors

Cloud Computing Market May Become An Oligopoly of High-Volume Vendors | About the Future | Scoop.it
Oligopoly: A market in which there are a limited number of providers providing the same service. Its political counterpart, oligarchy, means rule by a few.
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The African Executive | Celebrating Progress in Africa

The African Executive | Celebrating Progress in Africa | About the Future | Scoop.it
It’s clear that after years of missteps and false starts, Africa is on the right track. But it’s also clear that Africa’s challenges have not gone away.
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