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 [. . . ]

The insanity of Black Friday is upon us

The insanity of Black Friday is upon us, but don’t succumb to the madness at the malls tweeted many observers – and it’s only one day, I for one would not mind adding. Newsweek Europe published this article about the introduction of the notion of Black Friday into the Middle East or rather into the countries of the Gulf part of the region. The other regions are either undergoing traumatic upheavals of civil wars and / or internal political unrest and have no serious propensity or disposition of mind to indulge into acquiring at an exceptional bargain a desired product. The varying levels of ICTs penetration into the countries of the Middle East play against all other countries other than those of the Gulf. And within these latter countries, the diverse populations can also be differentiated through their response to the afore-said notion of Black Friday. WHITE FRIDAY: MIDDLE EAST’S JEFF BEZOS LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE ON BLACK FRIDAY TRADITION Souq, the Amazon of the Middle East, aims to . . . .

Improving Data Collection for a better Welfare

A subject that is currently preoccupying all MENA’s oil exporting countries leadership is the subject of this article. It is in fact about how to re-distribute the export revenues of the underground resources amongst their national populations. Nobody throughout these countries, these days has any doubt that it should be done and to be undertaken only through improving data collection for a better welfare. This article written by Aziz Atamanov and Nandini Krishnan was published on The World Bank website on May 10, 2016, is meant to follow on our previous ones about the on-going revolution of the ICTs that is presently affecting all countries, oil exporting and importing alike of the MENA. Improving data collection to improve welfare in the Middle East Submitted by Aziz Atamanov On Wed, 10/05/2016 co-authors: Nandini Krishnan . . . .


Mobile World Live has undertaken in partnership with Mahindra ComViva an interesting report titled the Business of tomorrows. It deals with all future developments in the ICT world. Some excerpts of the report are reproduced here. The Business of Tomorrows report gives us an insight into how operators around the globe see the future of their companies, and what impact current and emerging technologies will have on the wider telecoms ecosystem. This in-depth report quizzed large operators across the world on some of the biggest issues facing their businesses today. The idea was to garner a perspective on what ails today’s operators and what measures they are likely to take to resolve those issues. The report is split into six of the market’s most important segments; Overall Industry Landscape, . . .

Global Information and Communication Technologies Revolution

In Algeria like elsewhere, the Global Information and Communication Technologies Revolution (ICTs) are a set of technologies used to process, edit and share information as well as transport, store it. This would definitely have implications on the political governance, business management and administrations. It also has an impact on our new lifestyle referring to the knowledge and innovation sectors. We, as politicians, entrepreneurs and / or citizens of today all live in a plural and immediate communication society that compels us to make decisions in real time. Control of time would be the main challenge of the 21st century and any inadequacies in these mutations might isolate still more this country.
The new information system; a global revolution ?

Evolving into a Connected World Challenges 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.