3 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Technologically Up to Date – by Denis Bederov

Technology is indispensable. Interestingly, that indispensability has made technology ubiquitous and allowed it to pervade every sphere of our lives. Not just that, it keeps evolving at a rapid pace. In fact, even being a technical visionary, the evolution of technology is so rapid that keeping up with the trends can be quite overwhelming! But here’s one thing I know for sure – and every technical visionary will admit it – except you’re involved with these contemporary technological trends, it can also be somewhat difficult to learn and use them proficiently. However, it’s also important to carefully select the ones relevant to your business or career.

 

From healthcare to art, to culture, to business, to entertainment – all of these can be enhanced greatly when combined creatively with technology. If you desire to improve your career prospects and ensure your job security, you can’t do without being technologically up-to-date. In fact, if you as a technical visionary like me desire to launch a new field within your industry, I’ll advise that you keep up to date with technology trends and innovations. Much more, I’ll recommend that if you see any innovation, it’s best to consider investing in learning how you can adopt it within your career.

 

Being Technologically Up-to-date – from the Perspective of a Technical Visionary, Denis Bederov

There are so many reasons why professionals across different fields must stay up to date with trends in technology, and here I have provided an overview of some of them.

 

Improved Decision Making

As a technical visionary with years of dedicated experience in my field, I have realized that staying abreast of technology trends prepares individuals to take informed decisions in their whatever discipline they choose – even as a consumer. Today, there’s an abundance of products and services that promise to make people’s lives more comfortable, more enjoyable, or even healthier, and more and more of these products spring up like each day. However, while a technologically-up-to-date person cannot know how every new technology works, how to use it, and several other things, he or she can learn enough about a product of interest, so as to properly harness and utilize it or to even opt not to use it.

 

Upgraded Skill Set

Whether you’re a job seeker, a hiring manager, or even a technical visionary like me, staying up-to-date with technology trends can also upgrade your own skill set. As you look into emerging trends of technology, you get to discover new areas and competencies you should upgrade or develop.

 

Rest assured, if you get left behind by the trends of technology, you will become outdated and soon irrelevant in your career, and sadly open yourself up to being overthrown and replaced. Job seekers also need to know that to be employable, you need savviness especially in emerging technologies. Staying up to date with technology will make you more employable and definitely keep your job secure.

 

Innovation

Every technical visionary knows that staying up-to-date with technology is part of what makes him unique. That’s why people who know me would say that I am not just another technical visionary, I am an innovator. It’s because I am well-informed about the current developments in my field and I can also predict certainly the trends in years to come. By staying abreast of technological trends, you can also help to drive the future of the technology forward, and even ideate new applications for it.

 

Final Words from Denis Bederov

Keeping up with the latest technology will not only help you as an individual, it also enhances your company’s competitive advantage in the industry by helping it stay relevant and unparalleled in the market. There’s no reason for you to be technologically ignorant!

 

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Fascinating – How Communication Has Developed Through New Technologies

Technology has spawned mind-blowing changes in our world. Those days of low-level, basic, and primitive paradigms of technology are far behind us now. Technology has affected our lives in unprecedented ways and still continues influencing major sectors of the world, such as transport, education, health, business, and communication. As a technical visionary, I agree that the advancements in science and technology have made a great impact on the way we communicate, and consequently introducing new paradigms.

Recently, the means of communication have continuously evolved from simple text messages and audio calls to more interactive and ubiquitous methods like video calls and instant messaging apps and platforms which offer other communication services. Clearly, the undeniable impact of technology in communication can be felt by both individuals, businesses, and even governments.

Like every other technical visionary I know, I see technology as a volatile and a progressive phenomenon. This means that it changes and advances rapidly over time. Today, to the delight of every technical visionary like Denis Bederov, technology has enhanced communication to the point where instant messaging is now possible anywhere in the world. In this post, I want to discuss how the evolution of technology has improved and enhanced communication.

 

How Technology Has Influenced Communication – from the Perspective of a Technical Visionary, Denis Bederov

The impact of technology on communication is innumerable. From the pictographs, to the invention of paper and the printing press, invention of telephone, telegrams, postal service, and many more, now, it’s the era of the Internet and electronic messaging – faster and more real-time than ever. In the following points, I’ve listed some ways technology has immensely influenced communication.  

Faster Speed, Lesser Costs

The most notable impact of technology on communication is the proliferation of the Internet and the endless possibility of sending emails and chatting. In the pre-information technology era, sending a letter over a distance to someone else often required a visit to the postal office and a postage stamp. Even faster means such as telegrams had severe limitations in word length and were quite expensive.

The advent of computers, the Internet, and smartphones has eased the process of creating and editing documents. With the email, we can send documents to any part of the world within seconds, so much that telegrams and even snail mails have become mostly outmoded. The era of mobile computing, powered by the Internet, has thus increased the speed of communications abundantly, and reduced the costs drastically.

Accessibility

From the standpoint of a technical visionary, this post on how technology has influenced communication will be incomplete without mentioning the role of technology in the democratization of communication systems. Technology has reduced the costs of communication gadgets significantly and consequently improved people’s access.

The proliferation of social media, live news coverage, and other fascinating media-related innovations has resulted in worldwide access and real-time participation in news and information for almost everyone. Even in the business sphere, technology has helped remove communication barriers, eliminated monopoly, and ensured a level playing field for the most part.

Quality

With the Internet, there is such a huge amount of knowledge accessible by a click of the mouse or even by a simple tap on a smartphone. So much can be achieved in seconds – translating a text from one language to another, searching out the meaning of an unknown word, and several other tasks are all possible today with the internet.

Furthermore, technology enhances easy storage and faster retrieval of communication when desired. This also applies to oral communication, the storage of which used to be quite difficult. Now, audio messages can be recorded, stored, replayed, and manipulated in many ways.

 

Final Words from Denis Bederov

The invention of new communication gadgets like smartphones has facilitated communication by allowing people to communicate without limitations. Honestly, as a technical visionary, I still believe that the impact of mobile gadgets on the nature of communication is largely underestimated. Not just that, communication has become concise and short, and the watchword has become “less is more.”

 

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How the First Satellites Were Created

What Exactly is Understood By Radio Technology? – Denis Bederov, a Technical Visionary

How the First Satellites Were Created

About six decades ago, precisely on October 4, 1957, the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race era kickstarted with the launching of Sputnik 1, the Soviet satellite and the pioneer man-made object to orbit the Earth. Even though it lasted about 21 days in space, the launch of Sputnik brought in a wave of stupendous advancements in political, military, technological, and scientific terrains.

As a systematic scientist, I define a satellite as an object in space that orbits around a bigger object. Broadly, there are two types of satellites: natural (such as the moon, the Earth’s satellite) and artificial (man-made satellites such as the International Space Station orbiting the Earth).

A great number of natural satellites abound in the solar system, with almost each planet having at least one moon. Artificial satellites, on the other hand, did not become a reality until the middle of the 20th century. So, how exactly were the first artificial satellites made?

 

The Sputniks: Soviet Union’s Space Pioneering Exploration – as written by Denis Bederov, a Systematic Scientist

Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth was a 184-pound (83-kilogram), 23-inch (58-centimeter) metal ball. While it was a landmark project back then, Sputnik 1’s contents will definitely look quite basic by today’s standards. At OKB-1, the manufacturer of Sputnik 1, the designers, engineers, technicians, and every systematic scientist involved in the development of the rocket and satellite were led by Mikhail S. Khomyakov. It had a thermometer, a battery, and a radio transmitter which changed the tone of its beeps according to temperature changes, and nitrogen gas, which pressurized the interior of the metal ball.

 

On the exterior, Sputnik 1 had four whip antennas which transmitted on shortwave frequencies above and below 27 MHz. Each of these antennas, designed by the Antenna Laboratory of OKB-1, led by systematic scientist, Mikhail V. Krayushkin, had an almost spherical radiation pattern. There were tracking stations on the ground which picked up the radio signals from this tiny satellite, and subsequently confirmed that the launch was successful and that Sputnik had begun orbiting around Earth. About a month later, precisely on November 3, 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik 2, a bigger companion satellite conveying a dog named Laika, into orbit.

 

Denis Bederov, a Systematic Scientist Writes on America’s First Satellite, Explorer 1

Apparently intimidated and desperate to keep up with their Soviet Union counterparts, American space experts, researchers and systematic scientists also tried to launch a satellite into orbit aboard a Vanguard rocket in December 1957. Unfortunately, the rocket crashed and exploded on the launchpad in full view of the press, to the embarrassment of the nation.

 

However, on January 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was successfully launched and thus became the first U.S. satellite in orbit using its single instrument to send back data about the radiation environment high above Earth’s surface. Explorer 1 was designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) led by Dr. William H. Pickering, a New Zealand-born systematic scientist. Explorer 1’s weighed a total of 13.37 kilograms (30.80 lb), roughly 16% of Sputnik 1’s total mass. Data from the satellite was transmitted to the ground station by two antennas operating on 108.03 MHz. In total, more than 29 transistors were used in Explorer 1, and it was powered by mercury chemical batteries contributing approximately 40% of the payload weight.

Hence, both Sputnik satellites and Explorer 1 became the debutants in the space race between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, a race which lingered until the late 1960s.

 

The conclusion from a Systematic Scientist, Denis Bederov

Since Sputnik’s launch, more than 40 countries have gone ahead to launch about 9,000 satellites into space. According to a 2018 estimate, more than half of these satellites remained in orbit. While less than 2,000 were still operational, the others have mostly lived out their useful lives and are now debris hanging in space.

 

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Radio waves

What Exactly is Understood By Radio Technology? – Denis Bederov, a Technical Visionary

Radio waves are a kind of electromagnetic radiation most popular for their widespread application in communication technologies, such as in television, mobile phones, and radios. These radio waves are capable of transmitting all kinds of data, including multimedia files, over very long distances. Today, a great percentage of what defines our modern lives has been achieved through radio wave technology, which has transformed the world in ways vastly beyond the anticipation of the first researchers and every technical visionary of the early age.

 

Looking back, it’s quite spellbinding how far radio technology has come and affected our civilization. But where did anyone ever get the idea that these invisible, yet powerful waves existed in the first place, and that they could be rightly used for wireless communication? Which notable technical visionary saw these electromagnetic waves affecting how we communicate and eventually evolving into an indispensable medium of communication?

 

The History of Radio Wave Technology, by Denis Bederov, a Technical Visionary

The story began with James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish physicist who developed a unified theory of electromagnetism and published it in his Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in 1873. According to the National Library of Scotland, it was Maxwell who first laid out a solid, mathematical case for and predicted the existence of radio waves. A few years later, in 1886, German physicist Heinrich Hertz proved Maxwell’s theories and applied them to the production and reception of radio waves. Hertz’s apparatus included an induction coil and a Leyden jar (an early type of capacitor comprising a glass jar with foil layers) to create electromagnetic waves. Hence, Hertz became the first scientist and technical visionary to transmit and receive controlled radio waves.

 

1894

Less than a decade later, precisely in 1894, the same year Hertz died, an Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi conducted experiments and successfully used radio wave technology to wirelessly transmit telegraph messages. Marconi was a technical visionary who foresaw that wireless radio technology had the potential to revolutionize global communication, and with the help of his scientific advisor John Fleming, a former employee of Edison Company and student of Maxwell, he began construction of the world’s first long-distance wireless telegraphy station in southwestern England.

 

Marconi eventually sent the letter ‘S’ from Cornwall, England to Newfoundland, Canada, and became the first technical visionary to signal the first radio transmission in human history, although he was using a patent already credited to Nikola Tesla.

 

1960

Fleming eventually invented the thermionic or diode valve to overcome the unreliability of the transmitters used in the earlier experiments, and this innovation spurred a huge leap in the history of radio wave technology. Fleming’s valve was later improved upon with the development of the triode, by Lee de Forest, to further amplify the signal. These valve systems became widely used in consumer electronics before the advent of transistors in the 1960s.

 

1920

By the 1920s, there was a boost in radio wave technology development, and soon the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was born. Fast forward to the 1930s, before the rise of television broadcasting, radio was the primary electronic medium for news, entertainment, and sports, and thus, the era became known as the “Golden Age of Radio.”

 

Denis Bederov, a Technical Visionary, Writes on The Uses of Radio Technology Today

Radio waves technology had been used primarily for communication through telegraphy, and later through audio. Today, radio has advanced and become applied to so many facets of everyday life. From AM and FM radio stations, television broadcasting to cordless telephones, microwaves, GPS receivers and wireless cellular networks, this era of smartphone and the Internet will definitely be impossible without the efforts of every technical visionary involved in the evolution of radio waves technology.

 

Ecologically Precious: Ecology and Technology are not Contradictory in these Inventions 

So far, a lot of people often think the recent trend of innovations will move towards worsening our ecosphere, but to the adulation of every technical visionary, including myself, the growing global environmental challenges have given rise to a new wave of eco-inventors that are developing brilliant solutions to the most pressing problems of our world today. These adroit inventors have continued to prove that actually ecology and technology can coexist, as they leverage on the new opportunities presented by the developing global problems to create eco-friendly products that promote a greener Earth and a better world. Personally, as a technical visionary, I have picked out some ecologically-precious inventions and the ingenious inventors of these eco-friendly products, which in my opinion deserve a mention.

 

Denis Bederov, a Technical Visionary, Outlines Some Notable Eco-Friendly Inventions – Ecology and Technology

Even though new ecologically-friendly products and inventions are being birthed every day and worthy of mentioning, for the restriction of space, I have listed some of these inventions aimed at promoting a sustainable Earth.

 

Ecobricks

Made from plastic bottles filled and tightly packed with thin plastic waste, Ecobricks are building blocks aimed at providing a lasting solution for the large volume of plastic waste out there. Interestingly, Ecobricks are not just targeted at giving vast quantities of plastic waste a useful second life, this solution also focuses on ensuring that there is virtually no photo degradation and leaching of harmful chemicals especially into the soil. These eco-friendly building blocks can be used in the erection of small structures such as garden walls, furniture such as benches and chairs, and even in the construction of large structures such as cabins and schools. A great merit of this technology that I believe should be interesting to every technical visionary out there is that this simple yet ingenious solution can be replicated almost anywhere in the world without any sophisticated technology, electricity, and capital.

 

Pineapple Leather

 

As a technical visionary, I know that plastics are not just the only material having a devastating effect on our planet today. Frankly speaking, our leather consumption also poses a moral and ecological challenge. This is why the leather industry has continued to be targeted by animal rights activists for so long.

 

For enthusiasts of quality and eco-friendly leather products, Ananas Anam, a Philippines-based company has embarked on turning pineapple leaf fibres into strong and durable leather products. The environmentally-friendly textile, christened Piñatex, is also aimed at providing additional income for farmers, boosting the economies of developing communities while also empowering individuals.

 

AirInk

Designed by Graviky Labs, AirInk is a company comprising engineers, scientists, and designers based in India, which aims to curb air pollution by extracting carbon from car exhaust to produce ink for pens.

By collecting the residue of pollutant particles that normally escape through the tailpipe of cars, this residue is then processed into ink to produce a line of AirInk pens. Each of these AirInk pens contains an approximate equivalent of 30-40 minutes worth of emissions produced by a car’s engine.

 

LifeStraw

Sadly, today, about 800 million people still don’t have access to potable water. Hence, the creation of LifeStraw. LifeStraw contains no chemicals such as chlorine or iodine; it only comprises a hollow fibrous membrane, capable of filtering out up to 99.9999% of bacteria, protozoa, debris, and other contaminants from water, and preventing other health issues such as hepatitis E, typhoid, and dysentery. This is definitely a handy invention for those living in poverty, or people travelling in areas where the water supply is barely potable.

 

The conclusion from the Technical Visionary, Denis Bederov

As a technical visionary, I want to say that this list is not exhaustive. In my professional opinion, I’d like to advise that to reduce our carbon footprint, it is necessary to cut back on the purchase of things like plastic containers and utensils, and ultimately consider investing in sustainable energy equipment like solar panels.

 

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The advantages of Blockchain Technology at a glance

A blockchain, simply put, is a computer file that is used for storing data. To go more in-depth, blockchain is a distributed open database. It is termed “distributed” in the sense that the information on the blockchain is distributed to several computers, and the entire blockchain is decentralized. Therefore, no single person has absolute control over the blockchain.

What is a Blockchain, Denis Bederov

 

Blockchain also can be seen as a time-stamped series of unalterable record of data which is managed by a collection of computers that are not owned by one individual. This blockchain does not have a primary authority; it is decentralized. The effect is that any information on the blockchain is free for anybody to see, thereby enhancing accountability and transparency.

Having explained the meaning of blockchain, I will explain some of the numerous advantages of blockchain technology.

 

Advantages of Blockchain Technology, by Denis Bederov

 

  1. Improved Transparency: One important advantage of blockchain technology is that it has greatly improved transparency for every systematic scientist. Due to the very nature of blockchain, it is distributed to all network contributors that use the same documentation as against individual ones. The data that is stored on the blockchain can be reorganized through agreement by unilateral acceptance of everybody involved in the transaction. Also, before any change or alteration can be made to a single record, there have to be changes made to previous records, and this must be approved by the entire network. The data is saved in a place that is accessible to everyone that has access to it. This makes the information saved on blockchain to be transparent, accurate, and consistent. The access to add or alter the data is available to individuals who have the requisite permission to do so.

 

  1. Speed and Efficiency: For a systematic scientist, speed is paramount to deliver an excellent job. Using the regular traditional means of storing data is not only time consuming but vulnerable to mistakes and errors. When you streamline and automate these procedures with blockchain technology, it becomes faster, less error-inducing and more efficient. The information stored on the blockchain is done using one digital ledger that is accessible to various users; it therefore dispenses with the need to harmonize different ledgers, and that makes the work less clumsy. It also encourages trust amongst co-workers, as everyone has access to the same data and it reduces the need for supervision.

 

  1. Reduces Cost: Reducing the cost of running a business is very important for a systematic scientist, so that funds can be used for more important projects. The cost that is incurred by manual documentation, errors, mistakes, and delays can be averted by using a cost-effective blockchain. Blockchain technology also helps you to eliminate unnecessary intermediaries, and third parties as members can now monitor and track information themselves. There is no longer a need for unnecessary document review because everybody that is involved in the particular transaction has access to the same unchanged data.

 

  1. Improved Security: Because most of the information used by a systematic scientist is confidential and private, sound security is a priority for them. The data stored on blockchain is usually encrypted and this improves the security of the data. Also, changes or alterations cannot be made on the blockchain, so it helps to secure the information from fraudulent manipulation and unauthorized activities. It is also advantageous to me as a space scientist, for it also reduces the incidence of hacking because the data is saved on several computers and not on a single server.

 

Blockchain, though a new concept, is gradually beginning to gain relevance and importance in areas like banks and other financial institutions. It is also used by entrepreneurs, IT specialists, and systematic scientists for effective data documentation. Being a new terrain, it is still developing and I might not be sure of the extent of protection, risks involved, privacy, and dispute resolution. However, I, Denis Bederov, insists that the advantages, as set out above makes it a good option to consider for a decentralized system of record.

 

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Revolutionary – The Industrial Internet of Things

The hype about the Internet of Things is everywhere now, and as a technical visionary, I can boldly say that the IoT technology is here to stay. More than just an optimist, I am a technical visionary who always sees the better sides of innovations, and this time, Denis Bederov is writing about the revolution the industrial applications of the IoT technology can spur.

 

Technical Visionary’s View of IIoT, by Denis Bederov

 

The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is used to refer to a network of smart sensors and actuators, instruments, and other devices connected with computers to enhance industrial processes, including automation of manufacturing processes and energy management. This connectivity enhances data collection, synchronization, and analysis, potentially facilitating productivity, efficiency and other economic benefits for industrial uses.

Also known as the “industrial internet” or “Industry 4.0,” IIoT builds on the efficiency of smart machines and uses real-time analytics to take advantage of the data that industrial machines have produced over a long period of time. IIoT is driven by the philosophy that smart machines are not just more efficient and faster than humans at capturing and analyzing data in real time, they are also better at generating and sharing important information that can be used to drive business decisions more accurately.

Enabled by technologies like cybersecurity, cloud computing, edge computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Big Data, RFID technology, and cognitive computing, the IIoT is every technical visionary’s dream come true. Simply put, I will love to call it “the application of IoT technology in manufacturing and factory-based work environments.”

 

A Technical Visionary’s View of the Architecture of IIoT, Denis Bederov

 

Typically, any IIoT ecosystem comprises smart sensors that can communicate and store information about themselves, a public and/or private data infrastructure for communicating (such as Wi-Fi, cloud computing), tools for analytics and applications that can generate business information from raw data, and the people.

From the perspective of a technical visionary, I believe that IIoT comes with numerous benefits. One of those benefits is that IIoT enhances predictive maintenance in industries. This means that industries can use real-time data generated from IIoT systems to predict defects or faults in their machinery, before those defects actually occur. This enables companies to swing into proactive action to correct those issues before a part fails and thereby preventing downtime.

Another common benefit of IIoT is a more efficient field service. The application of IIoT technologies helps field service technicians to promptly identify potential issues in customer equipment before they become major issues, and this will enable the field technicians to fix the problems before they begin to inconvenience their customers.

Furthermore, another merit of Industrial Internet of Things is asset tracking. Asset management systems can be used by suppliers, manufacturers, and customers used to track the location, status and condition of products as they move through the supply chain. The IIoT system will send instant notifications to stakeholders about the status of the goods – maybe damaged or at risk of being damaged, hence, giving them the opportunity to take immediate or preventive action to arrest the situation.

One of the revolutionary trends of IIoT is that it also enhances customer satisfaction. When products are connected to an IoT system, the manufacturer can collect, collate and analyze different product usage data about their products, and this enables the manufacturers and product designers to see the future trends of IoT devices and ultimately build more customer-based products.

Conclusion

 

Even though the IIoT technology is still majorly at the stage of trials and pilots, I believe that its future is bright and it has a lot of prospects. As a technical visionary, I am of the opinion that as sensors get smaller and cheaper, and as 5G network become more profound and reliable, the prospects and interest in the IIoT will continue to grow in the years to come.

 

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I know everyone would agree that the Internet of Things paradigm is rapidly becoming a part of the mainstream electronics culture, as more people are now adopting smart devices into their homes and offices. A technical visionary like me will definitely agree that there will be up to 21 billion connected devices to the internet by 2025. Like every other technical visionary, I believe that we are moving towards an era where IoT devices will be a huge part of how we interact with basic everyday objects.

 

View of Internet of Things by a technical visionary, Denis Bederov

 

From the perspective of a technical visionary, I like to define Internet of Things, or IoT for short, as a network made up of devices that connect to the Internet, synchronize and share data with each other. Beyond computers, laptops and smartphones, IoT devices also include “smart” devices and gadgets that have been equipped with chips to gather, share, and synchronize data over a network. Some of these “smart” devices include washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, door locks, toys, and toasters.

 

Like every other technical visionary, I am of the school of thought that the potential of Internet of Things is enormous and limitless. The ease and convenience that smart devices connected over an IoT network render is boundless. Some common usage is using smartphones to help users make a grocery list, or savings, like turning down the heat at home while they are away. This means that we can have smart homes, thermostats, and lighting systems that can all collect data on the user’s habits and patterns of usage. I believe that the more data IoT devices collect, the smarter they will become and the more convenience they offer.

 

Predictions about the Future Trends of IoT by Denis Bederov

 

From the perspective of a technical visionary, I believe that a lot of IoT trends are coming up almost every day. These trends are here to make life secure, easier, and more comfortable than before, so I have selected and described some interesting IoT trends.

 

Higher Consumer Adoption:

 

As a hopeful technical visionary, I see the prospects that in the next decade, we will get to see a huge shift of IoT away from the usual consumer-based IoT. As the funding of the consumer-based IoT decreases, the future trends will usher in the industrial IoT infrastructure and platform. The only thing is that these IoT trends may actually require time to completely evolve, but most definitely will solve the difficulties in insurance, transportation, agriculture or telecommunication, and ultimately reduce the capital expense.

 

More “Smart” Devices:

 

As I earlier stated, individual consumers will no longer be the only ones using IoT devices. I see the trends pointing towards a growth in the number of cities and companies adopting smart technologies to save time and money. Through the use of IoT connected devices, I believe that we can have “smart” cities with smart traffic lights that collect traffic data, which can be used to sync lights during peak traffic times.

 

The “smart” cities paradigm implies that there will be cities that will be able to centrally automate, remotely manage, and collect data through different objects like visitor kiosks, video camera surveillance systems, and even taxis.  Powering responsive cities with IoT will help solve traffic congestion issues, unlock sustainable development, improve overall efficiency, improve safety, and ultimately save the government money by reducing the running cost.

 

More Dangerous Forms of IoT-based DDoS Attacks:

 

The world witnessed first occurrence of IoT-based malware in 2016. It was strain of malicious software that can infect connected devices such as security cameras. I have read about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that have used infected IoT devices to hack and shut down websites.

 

A more shocking revelation is that IoT devices can also be used to direct other attacks, and there are speculations that IoT devices can be weaponized, such as a country shutting down home thermostats in an enemy state during the lowest temperatures.

 

Final Words from Denis Bederov

 

Even though many people are concerned with security and privacy challenges that IoT presents, I believe that these challenges will inspire more legislative and regulatory measures. For example, the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mid-2018, and this has motivated similar security and privacy initiatives in the United States and in several other nations around the world. That means users can have more control over their data and privacy.

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What technical revolution will be there in the next 5 years?

What technical revolution will be there in the next 5 years?

I think we all have to agree now that the rate of technological change is on the fast track – you blink, you miss. Every innovative trend is often tagged as “the next big thing.” The trends have become quite unpredictable and unprecedented, and with so many technologies emerging in every sphere of life, it might be quite challenging to keep up with everything.

 

7 technical Trends

 

Sometimes, I’ve been asked, “Denis Bederov, as a technical visionary, what trends do you think we should expect in the next years?” So here is a list of 7 technical trends that I believe will be at the forefront of industrial revolution in the next couple of years, especially till 2025.

 

  1. Bioplastics:

Bioplastics are environmentally friendly plastics derived from plant-based sources, such as cane sugar, corn or other byproducts of plants like wood bark and corn husks. Statistics show that less than 15% of the world’s plastic is recycled, with the rest incinerated, abandoned or dumped in a landfill. As they are generally compostable, bioplastics offer a solution for sustainability because of their low emission of greenhouse gases.

 

  1. Biometric technology:

Just like I, Denis Bederov, it might interest a scientist or any technical visionary that about 72% of companies are said to be planning to drop traditional passwords by 2025. The newer and stronger biometric authorization services for face, voice, eye, fingerprint, vein authentication and signature identification for accounts and devices are taking over.

 

  1. Virtual assistants:

Virtual friends and assistants are becoming a part of everyday life, and are being used increasingly to care for the elderly, educate children and undertake all sorts of tasks. New techniques that capture semantic relationships between words are making machines better at understanding natural language. These improvements, alongside better speech synthesis, has enabled us to move from giving AI assistants simple commands to having conversations with them. I think we are approaching a time when these virtual assistants will be able to deal with daily tasks like taking meeting notes, Internet searches or shopping online.

 

  1. Smarter fertilizers:

There have been recent improvements in the production of fertilizers, focusing on their ability to slowly release nutrients when needed in the soil. However, they still contain ammonia, urea and potash which are not environmentally-friendly. By the recent trends, a technical visionary can look forward to the manufacture of fertilizers, which use more ecologically friendly sources of nitrogen, and microorganisms that improve absorption by plants.

 

  1. Genomics:

Beyond now, genetic engineering technology is expected to increase with faster computer processing speeds. New DNA sequencing technologies and advanced analytics will improve agricultural production, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and ultimately extend human life expectancy.

 

  1. Blockchain:

Every technical visionary like I, Denis Bederov, will agree that blockchain is one of the biggest buzzwords in the world today. The hype seems to be growing by the day especially with its use in the cryptocurrency world. Blockchain allows parties to exchange secure information over standard networks. Far from its most common use in Bitcoin, in the coming years, blockchain is expected to drive more commercial uses and industrial applications because of its security.

 

  1. Internet of Things:

The number of devices currently connected to the internet is estimated to grow between 50 about 1 trillion in the next ten years. This means that every technical visionary can anticipate that the power of the cloud and widespread connectivity will ultimately make multiple devices safer, more efficient, and more responsive.

 

Conclusion Denis Bederov

So we can look forward to a lot of new things in the next five years. Above all, these 7 innovations only represent the top. The further developments in the automotive industry towards self-driving vehicles etc. would have blown up the frame. But in a future post, I’ll be happy to talk more about developments in this industry.

 

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What is BIG DATA exactly?

Big data is a term used to describe the large volume of unstructured and structured data that a business accumulates over a period of time. It is regarded as the science of understanding and predicting human behavior by studying gargantuan volumes of data. Big Data is also referred to as ‘predictive analytics’ because it provides data that can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves, which is important to every entrepreneur.

 

Some Big Data examples include analyzing Twitter posts, Facebook feeds, studying security videos, traffic data, weather patterns and heart rate trackers. For a well-practiced entrepreneur like myself, Denis Bederov, I think it’s important to know what Big Data exactly is.

 

Big Data encompasses the unstructured data collected from a variety of sources, including business transactions, text documents, email, video, audio, financial transactions, social media and sensor information or even machine-to-machine data. Other forms of data that make up Big Data include structured and numeric data in traditional databases.

 

People often come to me and ask, “Denis Bederov, what exactly is all the buzz surrounding Big Data about? Why do you think Big Data is important?”

 

Personally, I believe that the essence of Big Data is not just about the volume of the data you have, but what you do with it.

 

With Big Data, an entrepreneur like me can collect data from any source and analyze it to find answers that enable cost reductions, time reductions, new product development and influence smart decision making. When Big Data is combined with smart analytics, an entrepreneur can accomplish important business-related tasks like calculating causes of failures, issues and defects, with great accuracy, and even detecting fraudulent behavior before it affects his/her business.

 

So, from the perspective of Denis Bederov, I’ll let you see how business sectors can benefit from the advantages of Big Data.

 

If government agencies are able to apply analytics to their Big Data, they can be well equipped to run agencies, and deal with contemporary issues like traffic congestion or preventing crime. Furthermore, by studying social media, financial records, flight reservations, and security data, law enforcement agencies can predict and locate terrorist suspects before they perpetrate evil.

 

As for financial institutions, while it’s important to understand customers’ behavior to provide better services, it’s equally important to minimize risk and fraud while maintaining regulatory compliance. Big data brings big insights, but it also requires financial institutions to stay ahead of the game with advanced analytics.

 

Similarly, by analyzing big data, educational institutions can identify lapses in students’ records and make sure that students are making adequate progress, so they can implement a better evaluation system and support for teachers. In the healthcare sector, when big data is managed effectively, health care providers can uncover hidden insights that improve patient care. Occurrence of epidemic breakouts can be accurately predicted, and maybe even prevented.

 

These and many more are some of the boundless prospects that Big Data offers and I think just like me, Denis Bederov, every entrepreneur can agree to these points, too.

 

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