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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. He's currently the Chair of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative of IEEE-FDC. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and up to September 2018 he was the Head of the EIT Digital Industrial Doctoral School. Previously, up to December 2011, he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog,  http://sites.ieee.org/futuredirections/category/blog/, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas.

Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body III

2. Enhanced Sensing A lot of research is ongoing to meet the needs of impaired people who lost completely or partially some of their sense capabilities, be it hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting (the order reflects both the investment and the results obtained so far). Most of the results …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body II

Human augmentation is a form of evolution that our species has taken in its own hands and it is not going to be stopped. Eventually it might end up in the creation of a new species through bio-engineering that modifies the genome. We are still far from that although the …

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Office space for 12,000 in the Virtual Space

What could be more brick and mortar than a real estate company? One would expect that a company in the real estate brokering business would have offices disseminated in many location to attract sellers and prospective buyers. It turns out that one of these companies, a big one having over …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body I

We have started to augment our body long long time ago, probably the first augmentation go back 170,000 years ago when our ancestors started to wear clothes to protect themselves from cold weather. You might not consider that an “augmentation” but it actually made possible to extend significantly the human …

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Transhumanism: overview

Evolution has marched along the 4.5 billion years of our Planet. Although life seems to have started some 3.5 billion years ago, evolution was already at work before that time, creating new and more complex molecules that eventually gave rise to the first forms of life. It has never stopped, …

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Do you have a Wall for The Wall?

Last CES (Las Vegas January 2018) Samsung showcased a wall display with a diagonal of 146′ (that’s 3.7 m) made of microLED module. They called that display, aptly, The Wall.  The resolution was 4k (meaning that the individual microLED were quite big, since you get the same resolution in a …

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The colours of sound

I hope you took the time to watch the clip in yesterday’s post. I have to say I watched it several times because of its power to make me think. As I explained yesterday he co-designed the skull implant to have the possibility of seeing the colours of the world …

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The sound of colours

First of all this is nothing new: Neil Harbisson was born (in 1984) with a genetic anomaly that does not allow him to see colours. His world was a palette of greys. Neil made the headlines in 2004 when he had an antenna implanted on his skull with a chip …

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