A French-American meeting took place in the HEC Alumnis offices, for a very special and thrilling conference on the life now with computers. Organized by different groups (Harvard France, HEC International Dev, Stanford club of European leaders) and framed by several meetings like this with different topics, we had an interesting demonstration for the full room within: “the impacts of computers on our world”. Great teasing for tremendous steps, we forgot to remember, as time shifted so quickly.
A new journey for the future, or must I say, our now standard life, since industry, energy and engines shifted to information, digits and computers. First there was mechanics, engineering and lots of complicated, tough and sheer materials. Built with hardcore and efforts, industry was a high rise work, human resourced and driven by process, maps and building lines. Hard times for a craft and machinery environment…Some started to think about another way of building the future, tempted by laziness or innovation oriented, there were large tracks for insights. Insights from the new revolution: digits.
Digits came from the electronic mindset, given into new materials with new growth opportunities. Digits started to shape skills, things, objects and re-create even up to process and the whole chain of building. Then was born the digital era and the computer invasion. From energy engines to information and computers, throughout 4 pillars like interfaces, algorithms, languages and machines, we totally erased mechanics with digits theory and computer science. The simple scope where “you put, you get” is over by the fact that any input in the web right now open the whole world in a snapshot. Breathless, isn’t it?
We never anticipated this awesome revolution, and I think even researchers, at that times, didn’t know what kind of issue it could be. They ignored the whole and extraordinary fields of modernity we could then step into. Even education and physiological parts of brain seem today have changed, with a new ongoing learning, where you can get the answers nearly before the questions. Considering the new race for datas, speed, networks and rates, it will stay a main revolution up to the education system where digital shifted the way we learn: online courses, ongoing lessons and wikis, even our brain changed the way it stores information. While we’re able to have in one click a huge mass of knowledge, how long is it useful to store and hold datas in our brain? This is probably in fact the most visible change with our daily life on tablets, smartphones or whatever screen…How could we stand now without computers?
We saw some thrills about the next wave, were objects will contain their own self computer inside and will be able to stand as some “complex self systems” that will deal with humans, with intellection, interactive and time-real conversation. But you already know where is the “off” button, don’t you?
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We can stare at the world or try to guess what’s going on, and sometimes see nothing new or particular. Because we’re immerged in so much techs, we’re sometimes blind or unable to see further or larger. Let me introduce you to these part of “silent milestones” that break our daily lives and will lead you to incredible future.
1) mobile internet: linking people and supplying real solutions for isolated zones of the world. Healthcare, senior caring, education, learning and preventing, sales power targeting, CRM…so much applications to grow
2) ongoing knowledge management: reducing hardworking and enhancing productivity at work
3) connected “things” (objects): chips, NFC, medical chips and personal folder…
4) cloud: erasing frontiers of datas and grow storage capacity. Allowing new ways of collaborative work and boosting sharing and storing
5) bots: everywhere, cars without driver, automated train/tube, robotics in surgery and micro surgery, disability/handicap powering…
6) genome: playing with the essence of creation in birth processing, enabling programmed diseases or creating new kinds vegetals with vitamins or bio organism
7) energy saving and renewal energies: getting the good pace for earth, for a sustain balanced growth, allowing new sources of new powered but green energy
8) 3D printing: a new way to modelize, shape and create prothesis or materials in one piece, before large scale industrialization
9) nanometrics: micro targeting diseases or putting small “chips” on organism to rise efficiency of in several fields (medical, industry….)
10) digging for new energies exploitations: light tight oil, chiste gas and many new sources of energy
Yes, you probably heard of some of them, but don’t measure the exact potential of any. That’s what makes innovation a very pleasant game, in creating uses ongoing, while you just discover the progress. In all of these new “killer apps”, there’s so much usability to invent, because we’re at the beginning of what humanity can do with it. But beyond all, fear is the worst attitude with the risk of losing an incredible opportunity. Ignorance is the dark side of ourselves and we may be suspicious not to get into. That’s not because we don’t “know” yet, that we must not “try”. If we don’t know the future, let’s invent it.
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