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Social networks and gaming are bringing immersive technologies closer to the general public, but their massive implementation requires, as was the case with tablets or smartphones, a technology that allows their practical use, a public receptive to the benefits of their applications and its marketing at an affordable price. Are the conditions in place to make the promise of smart glasses a reality?
Estonia plans to apply artificial intelligence in the courts; China massively monitors its population with facial recognition; in the US, computers help distribute health resources. The implementation of algorithms for decision making, while trying to improve processes, also presents important biases and raises concerns about their viability.
Beyond the promises of the future of graphene and other materials, gallium nitride, GaN, is presented as one of the most promising. The heir of silicon, called to revolutionize the next generation of transistors with implications from 5G communications to autonomous vehicles, could also have the keys to global energy savings.
The announced climate collapse raises the need to find solutions from architecture and engineering for housing that is resistant to extreme conditions, both on Earth and on other planets. From the colonization of the ocean to the reuse of past infrastructures, the proposals integrate the latest technological developments and innovative materials seeking to guarantee human survival.
Smart devices have taken our homes. Connected to our daily activities, they monitor from our rest to the pantry in order to make our lives easier. But they also expose us to cyber attacks and failures that put our privacy at risk. The so-called "Hacker toolkit" is surprisingly a great help to live safer in this hyperconnected world.