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“Once we searched Google, now Google searches us.” Shoshana Zuboff Although for most people the flow of huge amounts of private information that transits daily for the WEB (Big Data), goes virtually unnoticed, according to philosopher “Shoshana Zuboff”, this phenomenon hides an unprecedented risk to privacy, which is why she has called this economic and …

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The consolidation of a large global information network unleashed at the end of the last century an unprecedented explosion of data and content, causing an oversupply of information sources and a subsequent shortage of audiences willing to consume them, altering the formula that explains mass communication, no longer from few to many, but from many …

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Although Smart Cities and Territories will significantly improve the quality of life of the people who inhabit planet Earth in the coming years and decades, simplifying, automating and making many aspects of human life sustainable, behind their implementation lies a significant amount of risks that must be properly prevented to prevent Smartcities from becoming Boomerangs …

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Leave a comment / Smartcities, Sustainability, Intelligent Territories, ICTs Not only cities can achieve a deep digital transformation in search of being “Smart”, it is also possible that regions and rural areas, constitute a significant digital transformation that improves the quality of life of its inhabitants. But although digital transformation is the best possible strategy …

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1 comment / Case Studies, Urban Planning, Smartcities, Sustainability, Urban planning  IESE’s Center for Globalization and Strategy annually measures the progress of the world’s cities in terms of “Urban Intelligence”, i.e. “Smartcities”, which, through the Cities in Motion Index, defines the key variables for the top cities that make up the global ranking. What are …

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Although so far the 3D technology, especially in film and television, seems to be a mere fad that has not transcended into the mass habits of use, large Internet technology companies are betting on its implementation along with augmented reality, to create much more immersive and realistic experiences in the use of the Internet. What …

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The so-called “Pay TV” industry was one of the most prosperous in the telecommunications segment at the end of the last century, it grew like foam around the world, seduced millions of people and significantly boosted the phenomenon of cultural globalization. However, by the second decade of the 21st century, this model seems to be …

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Social psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge recently published a report in The New York Times in which they show that although the COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the levels of depression and anxiety, especially in young people and adolescents, the origin of the massification of this phenomenon began a decade ago, possibly as a …

Smartphones, Social Media and Depression the Other Pandemic Read More »

Developing an interface between the human brain and objects to external devices is a dream that could help millions of people who have lost their mobility or any of their senses, and even introduces the possibility of telekinesis: controlling things with the mind, without direct contact. The most recent project in this regard, Neuralink, a …

Connected Brains – Are We Close to Telepathy? Read More »

The current financing model for most of the services offered on the Internet is based on the commercialization of advertising, a scheme that, while allowing free services, focuses the business model on the continuous attention of users, a phenomenon that, according to academic experts, could be causing a high impact on mental health and the …

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