The time has come talk about many things. Well, not cabbages and kings or pigs have wings but Blockchain, Robotics and IoT and quantum computing will spoil things? I apologize to Lewis Carrol. 'Through the mirror"Of technology we see a country of technological discoveries and applications that use these discoveries. But more questions than answers.
Through their article on IEEE ComSoc Technical News, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, The University of Western Scotland and Adnan Aijaz, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, explore how Blockchain, IoT and Robotics can help build an "independent human ecosystem" that will use "the opportunity of Blockchain to bring together all the robotics and wireless connectivity in a community of collaborating machines that do not need our help. " It is possible, yes, but is it desirable? Machines that speak to machines are a fact. Blockchain can, for example, help autonomous vehicles to look for recharging points nearby and create a smart contract with them. But can machines exist independently?
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On the other hand, Aleksey K. Fedorov, Evgeniy O. Kiktenko and Alexander I. Lvovsky in a commentary in Nature, warn that "Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be founders unless they integrate quantum technologies". The article says that by 2025 up to 10% of global GDP will be on Blockchain. Currently, Blockchain products include applications from finance and production to healthcare, in a market worth over US $ 150 billion. The author's reason that the blockchain's "one-way" mathematical functions used for security can easily be destroyed by Quantum computers.
Meanwhile, the battle of the great giants in the field of AI continues. Apparently, it's all based on philosophies. Google, like Big Brother, has eyes on you and your preferences. Their philosophy, ease of use and access will exceed individual privacy. Their acquisitions, Onward and Digital flows are cloud-based and the focus is on ease of use. Apple, on the other hand, makes privacy as an overwhelming concern and has acquired Silk Labs whose AI offers are run on local user devices. According to Deloitte, the number of Americans who say they do not bother to share their browsing and social media data has doubled from 2014 to 2016. So this is one on Google but what about RoW? Which philosophy will sync with them?
Then we have ConsenSys, a company focused on Ethereum Blockchain products, buying an asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources! Apparently the company was in financial trouble and their activities including two satellites in Earth orbit and data processing software clicked on the deal. In their words, "Bringing the capabilities of deep space into ConsenSys' ecosystem reflects our belief in the potential of Ethereum to help humanity create new systems of social rules through automatic trust and execution. And it reflects our belief in democratizing and decentralizing space efforts to unite our species and unlock untapped human potential. "It seems that Mars is in their view.
As Alice said, "Curious and Curious".
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