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Four grim dreams of great technology

The non-technological world is virtually disappearing – it is becoming unknown and inaccessible. Any information one cannot look up on a web-enabled smartphone is considered to be either non-existent or of no consequence for the world. At least to my world.

The world has come to a point where life without the pervasive presence of technological gadgets is very hard to imagine. And yet, this technology-filled world is not immune to crises. Which of them scare us the most? The non-technological world is virtually disappearing –
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In the digital economy you are for sale

How should the company behave in order to strengthen competitiveness in the world of data for sale? What benefits can individual customers derive from a world dominated by huge data sets?

Today, the world’s economies increasingly rely on the production of intangible goods. So, what should businesses do to become more competitive in an information-driven world? And, just (if not more) importantly, how can we – consumers, individuals – benefit from the huge data sets about
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Will quantum computers enable us to defy the laws of physics?

Computers are used to solve problems, and the type of problems they solve depends on their algorithms and hardware as well as their capabilities and limitations. Imagine what would happen if you could lift these limitations once and for all? What would modern quantum computers be able to do then?

What has made quantum computers so exciting lately? Perhaps the fact we are approaching the limits of computing capabilities of the kinds of transistor-based machines we have long been using. They are limited by the laws of physics, which prevent us from packing more processors
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Will algorithms commit war crimes?

It’s clear that the military is developing smart technologies. We owe many of the innovations we know from civilian applications to military R&D, including the internet itself (which began as Arpanet), email, and autonomous vehicles. But today modern weaponry relying on machine and deep learning can achieve a worrisome autonomy.

Will algorithms commit war crimes? It’s clear that the military is developing smart technologies. We owe many of the innovations we know from civilian applications to military R&D, including the internet itself (which began as Arpanet), email, and autonomous vehicles. But today modern weaponry relying on machine and deep learning can achieve a worrisome autonomy.
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