The European Union (EU) is offering smaller manufacturers €8 million to close the funding gap and make their logistics 10 times faster. Better still, says Nick Booth, the money is ear-marked for spending on mobile robotics systems. This ‘open call’ is more like an open goal, surely.
There are hundreds of proposals for the IoT in the health services. Half of them could be terrible. If only we knew which half! I’m not sure about other countries but whenever I hear about ‘disruptive technology’ and the British National Health Service (NHS), I always feel nervous.
Venezuela needs a make-over doesn’t it? Perhaps the socialist utopia should be re-branded as a great metaphor for the modern mobile operator.
Don’t you hate people who save their wisdom until after the event? You know the type of thing: ‘I knew there was something dodgy about that bridge salesman.’ Why didn’t they mention this before? They assumed you knew.
Don’t go onto the IoT right now, there’s some demons out there.
Have you noticed something about the companies that lecture us about the need for speed, innovation and agility? They’re always the ones that move with all the pace and grace of Laurel and Hardy shifting a piano up a long staircase.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is definitely getting more mainstream – you can tell by the way the language changed at MWC.
Speed won’t help your connected car get there sooner but, says technology writer Nick Booth, the journey will be so nice you won’t care. There’s an argument that there are diminishing returns on speed.
Did you know that whales can communicate with each other when they are divided by 3,000 miles of ocean, simply by sending their coded audio messages through sea water? Their choice of atmosphere conducts sound at five times the speed of our gaseous one, says Nick Booth.