I say less developed and that is perhaps unfair. What is less developed are the policies those website companies adopt on death and the publicity surrounding the subject of how my data will be handled when the day comes.
What pitfalls do early-stage startups need to be aware of within in the travel & hospitality industry? The pitfalls are by and large the same as in any industry; have a clear mission and solve an actual problem in a unique way without forgetting about the whole 'how it makes money' bit.
As it currently stands, there is a skills gap from leaving the education system and being able to function in the workplace. Could a contributory factor to this be due to the lack of interaction and education on how to responsibly use technology?
Smart cities are also moving from concept to reality throughout central Europe, with metropolitan cities such as Amsterdam leading the way. The city deployed 40 projects ranging from smart parking, to the development of home energy storage for integration with a smart grid.
The risk of a cyber-attack has become an unfortunate fact of life in today's digital world. However, while businesses of all sizes and in all sectors should certainly be aware they are under threat, just like all thieves, cyber criminals have their preferred targets and methods.
Where growing-up naturally involves taking a few missteps, Social Media can become a mean-spirited companion. Ferris Bueller's day would have turned out seriously different if at any point he'd checked-in or posted to his Timeline.
Just when I thought modern technology was hitting its peak, along comes virtual reality. VR is like something out of Blade Runner or Back to the Future - simply strap on a headset and open your eyes in a completely different world, without having to leave the one you're in
Research from industry body CompTIA, of which I am on the UK Executive Council and the Board of Directors, suggests that girls are discouraged from a very young age. Based on a survey and focus groups of girls between the ages of 10 and 17, we found there are some critical factors that discourage girls from considering careers in tech:
The uncomfortable truth is that governments across the world will need to face the fact that aviation can't have unlimited growth and will need to look at ways of managing demand to sustainable levels.
Now there are some more points that I feel need to be explored from a UK perspective and what it is like being Black in Britain and still having to see these images. Many people dismiss the effect black death in America, especially by the hands of the police, has on the Black community in the UK and especially on our inner-city youth.
I was only 11 when I received my first chain letter. I read it and ignored it. Even at that age, I could see that the letter served no purpose. Whilst many of my school chums passed these ridiculous messages on, I was the badass, who always broke the chain. Recently I have played the badass again and let me tell you why.
You decide this must come to an end! You've got to get back out there, on the 'scene' with normal people, doing normal things! You've got to get your brain moving again, before it falls out through your nose. So what do you do? You start a blog!
Unfortunately dating has a dark side and so does looking for somewhere to live, especially when you're a young woman on your own. Moving in with complete strangers is unlikely to be anyone's first choice but often poor timing, a lack of money or just plain bad luck means renting a room in a shared house or flat is the only option.
But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'
We have waited for governments to act on runaway climate change since 1992 and at last they have delivered something. Unsatisfactory as that might seem, the truth is it's vastly superior to the contribution of businesses and investors who should be called out on their splendid climate inaction.
So if having fun with AR could finally now be becoming mainstream and the new generation of tech savvy shoppers are growing rapidly, how much opportunity is there for ecommerce brands who want to create fun experiences to drive engagement and, of course, revenue?
If we want to get better at fighting against hackers, the focus needs to be on what businesses need to protect and in assessing whether they have data or assets that are worth hacking. Our research found that 66% of people believe hackers are motivated by financial gain, with just 9% believing it was disruptive political or religious aims.
Rather than thinking about how a product would look in your home, wouldn't it be incredible to actually see how it would look? Picturing the new sofa in your front room, the watch on your wrist, the car on your driveway would make the item even more tangible.