These are the World’s Most Liveable Cities

According to the WEF’s ‘ These are the world’s most liveable cities ’ in this order: Auckland, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Melbourne, Stockholm, Sydney, Vancouver, Vienna, Zurich. The article goes on: There are some cities you visit and wish you could move there tomorrow, because the quality of life on offer seems so appealing. Whether it’s down to […]

After the shock and sorrow come the questions

After the shock and sorrow come the questions as put by The Mirror online this morning. The Mirror goes on :
Were there failings by the security services?
Are we doing enough to detect and monitor those at risk of being radicalised?

Tesla to market its electric cars in the MENA region

Electric cars in the MENA region ? According to Wikipedia, Tesla, Inc. (formerly named Tesla Motors) is an American automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer based in Palo Alto, California. The company was initially founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning,

Business Novelty in the Shared Economy

An article of The Guardian  of July 12, 2015 by Shane Hickey elaborating on one particular business novelty in the shared economy goes on like this: Driving across Norway to take part in a ski-jumping event, Knut Bjerke looked around his car and realised how much spare space he had. “I thought about how much could be transported and would fit into these cars, saving the environment, reducing automotive and transport costs and ensuring rapid and precise deliveries,” said the Norwegian businessman. “As I thought more and more of this idea, I found many different scenarios which would benefit from such a service. . . . all things that could be easily brought on cars, vans, flights, trains and buses. But also, larger items which may be more cost effective to transport than with traditional services.”  Read more at the address given above but in the meantime, BROOKINGS in a summary of an article  on the shared economy highlighted that [. . .]

The World 2017’s Top Technology Trends

The Conversation produced this article that is a very commendable effort of Tom Garner, Research Fellow, School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth. The author elaborates on the near future of all things robotic and The World 2017’s Top Technology Trends . We reproduce this brilliant piece for the benefit of all with our best wishes for a New and Prosperous Year for each and everyone. Why connecting all the world’s robots will drive 2017’s top technology trends If you want to make predictions for the future, you need to find the trajectory of events in the past. So to work out what shape digital technology will likely take next year, we should look back to the major developments of 2016. And the past year’s developments point to a 2017 shaped by the next phase of virtual and augmented reality, the emergence of an internet for artificial intelligence and the creation of personalised digital [. . . ]

Friend and Fellow Countryman M. Tamalt Passing Away

In commemoration of our friend and fellow countryman M. Tamalt passing away in circumstances not exactly very honorable, we reproduce herewith excerpts of 2 articles. On World Press Freedom Day, last May 3rd, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay said governments must work to protect the media and “investigate and bring to justice those responsible for violent assaults upon journalists.”

Research recently conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Middle East has shown that although the constitutions of the majority of Middle Eastern countries provide for freedom of expression, in reality conventional and international (including radio, satellite TV and the Internet) media remain under a restricted and intimidatory legal, political and security environment. [. . .]

Evolving into a Connected World Challenges

AMEinfo.com magazine has published this piece of reflexion on the amazing progress of technology of information sharing and processing generally. Evolving into a connected world is a prospective vision of our daily life in year 2020 and beyond but also a retrospective review of past revolutions in the technological world. Professor Khalid Al Begain elaborates in the second article for a better grasp of the workings of such changes. Here are 2 articles on the latest happenings.

Humans 2.0: Evolving into a connected world

Almost half of the global population will be using the internet by 2020
People are connecting through different devices such as smartphones, automobiles and fridges
Society is on the brink of a new technological revolution, dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The number of Internet users has doubled during the past seven years, reaching 3.2 billion users globally in 2016, According to a recent report published by Euromonitor International.
According to the findings of the 2016 Digital Consumer Index, the figure accounts for an estimated 43 per cent of the global population.