We are living in the human era, where we are witnessing incredible technological advancements as well as expanding ourselves cognitively. This mental and technological advancements will allow us to start solving highly sophisticated problems like complex diseases, overpopulation, climate change, racism, and social inequality.
In both Dash services, these smart appliances are talking to the network about their needs. Amazon is gathering this data, which is essentially about our behaviour, and analysing it - using technologies like predictive intelligence - to deliver a better shopping experience.
Theresa May has said that she wants the UK to be a world leader in free trade after Brexit. But what will we trade? The answer is new products and services - some of which do not exist today. Leaders innovate and in a world outside the EU the UK needs to be more innovative than ever before.
Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.
Innovation has propelled the human race forward since the dawn of time - from the wheel, to the horse and cart, steam and internal combustion. Yet as our natural resources wane, what's next? It's time to innovate.
Over the last ten years charities have lost more than £3.2bn in grants from government. More recently, public trust in the third sector has plummeted...
The world is an increasingly complex place. Traditional institutions designed to hold together society have lost the authority they once had. Public trust in government, the financial sector and brands is at an all-time low. Racial division, climate change, inequality and terrorism dominate headlines.
The phrase 'food waste' conjures images of supermarket wheelie bins, brimming with delicious and perfectly edible food. Campaigners' torch lights have increasingly focused on supermarkets' wastefulness, and so we'd imagine that supermarkets are the biggest contributors to the estimated 10million tons of food wasted every year in the UK.
It truly does seem as if the institution has lost sight of its original intentions and that it has become more political and less savoury. The Presidency should not just be about policy, but policy change. It should not just be about carrying on prior or personal agendas, but it should be about pioneering and gearing up the next generation. The aim should be positive, innovative and inspiring.
Machines are going to complement what we do and will liberate workers from repetitive or dangerous tasks. Of course it's true that some jobs are going to go away, but others will be created too. New jobs -- and entire new job categories --are going to emerge in the wake of this technological upheaval
For urban innovation, there is an opportunity for cities, companies and institutions to engage in new ways on this global stage, and to do even better in developing the products and services for the markets of tomorrow.