I love technology, and we’re fortunate to be living at a time when most of us are experiencing the great evolution of technology. I avoid time suckers such as surfing the internet (I go to sites where I have business and finish quickly), no forums, chats, very little TV. Radio is a favourite because does not tie me up.” The first step to combat possible information overload is to identify the needs and take control.
In the list of emerging technologies published by the Commerce Department (a grab bag of technologies in varying stages of development), there are some that are appropriate for control under existing nonproliferation arrangements, such as hypersonics or some biotechnologies, but these nonproliferation arrangements restrict the transfer, not the use of emerging technologies.
Connecting physical assets to digital networks is generating vast amounts of data, enabling the potential for unprecedented levels of insight, prediction and real-time control over production ability to track, measure and monitor in real-time also opens up new business models allowing for companies to offer almost anything as a serviceâ€.
Now that we are well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s critical that we discuss and ensure that humanity is served by these new innovations so that we can continue to prosper,â€ said Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American, and chair of the Emerging Technologies Steering Committee.
From personal computing to the dawn of the internet and the evolution of mobile devices, technology has reshaped the world we live in. Today, three new, transformational technologiesâ€”IoT, AI, and blockchainâ€”are poised to change every aspect of our lives.