CYBER ERA THINKING

CYBER ERA THINKING

Tasting Digital: How The Way You Sense The World Will Change In The Next Decade

In 2013, Google announced the launch of a revolutionary search tool: Google Nose. This feature would allow people to search for scents. That is, instead of just reading about a flower or visualising a photo of it, you could smell it using your laptop or smartphone. Too good to be true? It certainly was: It was an April Fool’s joke after all. But almost eight years later, technologies like this are inching closer to become a reality, writes CAIO CASTRO. Actually, there is already a term for them. Ericsson’s Research...
CYBER ERA THINKING

EQUALS And POWER Join Forces To Close The Digital Gender Divide By 2030

As the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies, ITU's work is all about bringing the transformational power of digital innovation to people everywhere, says DOREEN BOGDAN-MARTIN. Our focus on inclusive connectivity naturally means we also focus increasingly on tech and gender issues, because – as we’re all very much aware – right now the power and transformational potential of connectivity is not equally distributed. Of the estimated 3.6 billion people still unconnected, the majority are girls and women. On average, 52 per cent of women remain totally offline,...
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