Technologies

Explore digital technologies which are increasingly reshaping our economies and societies

Metaverse

In 1992, Neal Stephenson wrote Snow Crash, and coined the term metaverse to describe a virtual world where the characters escape from their harsh reality. In particular, the main character of this book, Hiro Protagonist, a talented hacker that works as a pizza delivery driver, spends a lot of his time there: ...

Quantum computing

Today’s computing systems, although having significantly improved decade after decade, can only solve problems up to a certain size and complexity. More complex issues require advanced computational power, and quantum computing promises to deliver such power. ...

5G

5G, the fifth generation mobile network, is key in unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, (IoT), virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, and more.

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Emerging technologies

We live in an era of fast technological progress, with new digital devices, applications, and tools being developed almost on a daily basis. 3D printing, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), biotechnology, and quantum technology are some of the most rapidly advancing areas, with many implications for s...

Blockchain

Digitalisation, e-commerce, and the emergence of e-money in our daily lives made the notion of non-physical currency quite common. Since the early 2000s, the idea of a digital payment system and a digital currency native to the Internet has become very attractive. ...

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) might sound like something from a science fiction movie in which robots are ready to take over the world. While such robots are purely fixtures of science fiction (at least for now), AI is already part of our daily lives, whether we know it or not. ...

Semiconductors

Semiconductors, often referred to as microchips, or simply chips, are an essential component of electronic devices that have become an important part of our everyday life. We can find them in our smartphones, computers, TVs, vehicles, advanced medical equipment, military systems, and countless other applications. In 2021,...

Internet of things

Have you ever used a digital camera that can send photos via wi-fi, or a smart watch that alerts you when you receive a new e-mail or message? How about home appliances – such as voice assistants – that connect to the Internet? Internet-connected devices are part of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT)....

Cloud computing

Cloud computing caused a shift from storing data on hard disks on our computers to storing it on servers in the cloud. Some examples include your e-mail account which you can access from different devices, and any photos, videos, or documents you store online (even if your account is private). ...