China has solar power plants that cumulatively produce more than four times South Africa’s total electricity needs. The question is, why has South Africa lagged so far behind the rest of the world in solar power production?
Ever since its invention by Leo Baekeland in 1907, plastic has transformed our world in countless ways. It is simply not possible to imagine a world without plastics: everywhere you look, you will find plastics. But what was a miracle for us, has turned out to be a disaster for the environment. Is it too late or can advancements in technology prevent a possible ecological disaster.
When Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004, there was no way he could have known that his little website was going to become the world’s most popular social network with nearly 2 billion registered users. He also could not have known that his social networking site would be instrumental in one of the most heinous crimes committed in the past century.
What are the five technologies that are going to fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years? Some of IBM’s leading researchers shared their thoughts on this at IBM’s annual Think conference.
In the previous episode we talked about several in demand jobs that are going to go extinct within the next ten years. However, all hope is not loss. Although the advancements in technology will undoubtedly lead to job loss, it will also create an abundance of new jobs and opertunities.
Technological advancements and automation has always lead to job loss, and with the rate technology has been advancing and continues to advance, this is only going to get worse. But who's really to blame?
In this episode, we talk about some of the gadgets that a couple years ago could have been found in every home but have today become completely obsolete. We talk about the likeliness that this could also happen to mobile phones, and sooner than you'd think.