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The rise of Digital Twins

Fifteen years ago at the Future Centre we worked on the idea of a “digital shadow”. We though that as bits were more and more able to “mirror” atoms we would see a growing creation of bit images, virtual images if you want, in the Cyberspace. Having a virtual image …

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Top 10 Tech Trends for 2018 …

As a new year approaches from all around the world we hear forecast on top technologies that will leave an imprint on the coming year and 2018 is no exception. Just google for “2018 tech predictions” (or trends, forecast….) and you get plenty of “foresight”. Clearly each “foresighter” has her …

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An Ocean of Things

Why not take the Internet of Things to the Oceans? That’s the plan of DARPA. On January 4th, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia-US, prospective proposers will gather to discuss ideas that can lead to a floating internet of things. DARPA is looking for affordable and effective solutions that can harvest data …

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What’s in 5G for a Smart City?

Stating that connectivity is a major enabler for a smart city is stating the obvious. As a matter of fact, all cities today, more or less smart, rely on a pervasive communications infrastructure collecting data, sending alert to citizen, supporting a variety of applications that orchestrate the city and deliver …

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From Smart to Intelligent Cities – Part III

Citizens are “autonomous systems” and the question, or if you want the “challenge”, is how can a city planner leverage on these autonomous systems to create an intelligent symbiotic organisms where intelligence emerges as result of its components interactions? Notice that even though citizens are (at least sometimes) showing an …

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From Smart to Intelligent Cities – Part II

OK, so we can expect a smart city to become more and more “imbibed” with IoTs, hundreds of millions of them connected through a nervous infrastructure supported by a ubiquitous communications fabric (5G) with plenty of software that makes sense of data and orchestrate the response of the city, seen …

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From Smart to Intelligent Cities

Smart is being able to make the most out of a situation, leveraging on what can be available. Intelligent means the capability to look ahead and make “conscious” decisions now, taking into account their impact on a longer term. Most animals are very smart, only a few, including (sometimes) humans …

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