- Self-driving vehicles;
- Virtual and augmented reality;
- The internet of things;
- Personal robotics; and even,
- Artificial intelligence to a degree...
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
- The Nordic States (Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands) topped the list , with Denmark being pipped by USA and the UK.
- Singapore continued to punch above its weight by being placed 7th, pipping Finland, Germany and Ireland
- Australia slipped 4 places to 23, NZ placed 20th and Israel was placed 21 out of the total of 311.
- China excelled in high-tech exports, industrial design and business sophistication, but was left wanting in tertiary education, the regulatory environment, creative media and protection of minority investors.
- India rose 6 places to 60th (actively spurring investment and encouraging innovation), only being let down by its bureaucracy and lack of infrastructure.
- the United Arab Emirates from 35 to 41, Vietnam from 59 to 47 and India from 66 to 60.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
- The blinds are not permanent. With renters in mind, the interior wall brackets are designed as a non-permanent, plug & play solution with additional installation options for homeowners to maximize energy production.
- The built-in solar panels can generate up to 100W-150W of renewable energy per 10 sq. ft. iof window, enough to power 30 LED light bulbs or three MacBooks.
- In addition to generating solar energy, the window blinds also save energy by shading your home interior and reducing air condition cost by up to 40%.
- Energy surplus can either be stored by battery or can easily be sold to your electricity company as green energy through a two-way meter they provide.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
NSW Finance Minister, Victor Dominello shared with us the 7 D's, at a pre-breakfast NSW budget launch (where the government posted a $4b surplus, wiped out debt and has budgeted massive spending on developing infrastructure, education and health)... saying that to survive and thrive, we need to make sure we take a grasp of the technologies that will drive us to 2050 and beyond.
- Data - knowledge and big data is key. Your decisions should be evidence based
- Digital - you need to be in 21st century
- Direct - things need to happen in real time
- Display - present it in an easy way - display tools - make it easy to digest knowledge
- Dissection - analyse it - operationalise those insights
- DNA - culture - needs to be in 21st century - or you will be left behind quickly
- 3rd Dimension - mobiles will be toast, its 2 dimensional - you will have glasses or contacts - giving you a 3D - augmented reality experience. digital morphing - where we will be unable to distinguish what is digital and what is real. This is the future - and we (our government) should embrace this and be at the forefront of this wave.
It's great to see that our NSW government has a solid vision, with the motivation , authority and desire to invest in innovation and adopt cutting edge technology.
As a Shareholder and Director of BSI and a number of Innovative Startups, I believe that this is the sort of leadership and direction that will provide a massive boost to our Country.