“deep tech…are small firms who are merging high-tech engineering innovation with scientific discovery. The hope is that it will lead to the development of transformational products.” What other types of “deep tech” are around right now? One of the best ways to find out is to review the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. The 2022 one is here, with anything in the “Innovation Trigger” band likely being “deep tech”
2. “a successful product launch in this sector takes time. ” Isn’t this always the case? Why is this more of an issue in the “deep tech” industry? Note, on the Gartner Hype Cycle above they also give a prediction of how long it takes to get to the “plateau of productivity”.
“Cassandra Cornacchia is a registered social worker who offers counselling via several organizations, including Inkblot Therapy, a Canadian company that provides digital-first mental-health care. She argues that, for many people, online treatment is not only a workable care model but an ideal one.” Why might online “digital-first mental-health care” be “ideal”?
What sort of technology is needed to support all aspects of this type of healthcare?
Why is it important that the technology of blockchain is efficient when it comes to energy use?
Proof of stake is how ethereum works. It has been described like this: “There’s a lottery. To win the lottery, you need to purchase a lottery ticket. To be allowed to buy a lottery ticket, you must be chosen. To be chosen, you need to commit money to the lottery. The more money you commit, the more likely you are to be chosen. If you’re chosen to buy a ticket, your ticket will automatically match the winning number and you win. So the more money you have committed, the more likely you are to win the lottery.” (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/08/14/the-investors-definitive-guide-to-proof-of-work-and-proof-of-stake-abridged/). This doesn’t seem quite fair. Thoughts?
There’s an increasing amount of technology and data on farms and in the agricultural sector. But as farm equipment becomes more advanced and connected to the internet, there also are concerns they’ll become targets for cyberattacks, something that could also put Canada’s food security at risk.
Ali Dehghantanha is a computer scientist at the University of Guelph and the Canada Research Chair in cybersecurity and threat intelligence.
His Cyber Science Lab focuses on cybersecurity, digital forensics, threat hunting and threat intelligence. In the past year, it has been called to investigate 11 cases of cyberattacks involving the farm industry. Dehghantanha said that the most common attacks involve ransomware, where the attacker gains access to a computer system and data, then asks for payment to release it back to the individual.
The issue here is that the digital distribution of music has led to “138 billion streams in the UK last year”, which is great for listeners, but “pitiful returns” for artists. Is this the fault of technology and digital distribution, is it the fault of the music platforms, or is it a good thing?
Why is music “the first thing to get disrupted” (according to Chris Anderson, author of “Free!” and “The Long Tail”?
Erin Stephenson is co-founder of DOZR, a Kitchener-based digital marketplace that contractors turn to when they need to rent heavy machinery like a backhoe or bulldozer.
“Typically, when you need construction equipment, you need it now,” Stephenson says. But in the past, the equipment rental market has had little transparency around rates and availability — driving up construction costs. Founded in 2015, DOZR’s platform matches suppliers and contractors, and the firm also provides e-commerce software for rental companies to automate their operations.
“DOZR’s platform matches suppliers and contractors”. Platform’s that match are very common, it seems. The most well known might be AirBnB (accomodation) and Uber (riders and drivers). Is Netflix a type of “platform [that] matches suppliers and contractors”? I think it is possible to say “yes” and Netflix matches viewers with video-content producers.
What other technology platforms are there that match suppliers and buyers?