Interested in, and writing about the following: 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Consumer Electronics, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Health tech, Industrial Internet & IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Manufacturing tech & Materials, Med tech & Pharma, Mobile, On-demand Services, Retail tech, Robotics, Space Technology, Supply Chain, Electronics Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport & Automotive, Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Aerospace tech, Smart Cities, Travel, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology. 

Find below just a few samples of articles I have written on those topics. 

If you wish to commission an article, blog, or whitepaper please use the contact form you can find from the drop down menu on the right. Thanks. -Susan 

The Future of Driving: Mercedes-Benz’s Smart MBUX Hyperscreen with Onboard AI

To get to the most important applications on the MBUX Hyperscreen, the user does not have to scroll through submenus or enter voice commands. This is why Mercedes-Benz calls the system a zero layer. The most important applications, such as navigation or telephone, are always offered situationally and contextually on the top level in the field of vision. More than 20 other functions — from the active massage programme to suggestions for the to-do list — are automatically displayed with the help

Autonomous Military Robots as Warfighters

For several years, the United States Army has been planning and developing its Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). The Army expects this to be ready by 2028 as the first step in their doctrinal evolution. The Multi-Domain Operations describes how U.S. Army forces, as part of the Joint Force, will militarily compete, penetrate, disintegrate, and exploit their adversaries in the future. Social human behavior is extremely fluid and, at times, irrational. When designing autonomous agents that will perf

Conversational Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2021

In 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging stronger in both the short-term and the long-term. Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a paramount impact on the future of virtually every industry and every human being on the planet. A few years ago, Artificial Intelligence was already established as the main driver of emerging technologies such as big data, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Moving forward into 2021 and beyond, Artificial Intelligence will con

The Internet of Senses: Digital Aroma

The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses (IoS) are among the highlights in the ninth edition of the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report throughout 2030. The report is based on data from an online survey of 46 million early technology adopters, and on Ericsson ConsumerLab's global consumer and industry research activities in 15 cities around the world. The research was conducted in collaboration with renowned industry organizations and world-leading universities. Accord

The Internet of Senses: Any Flavor You Want

How would you like to have the ability to share what you taste with your friends? By 2030, 38 percent of consumers anticipate that this will be possible. The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses (IoS) are among the highlights in the ninth edition of the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report. The report is based on data from an online survey of 46 million early technology adopters, and on Ericsson ConsumerLab's global consumer and industry research activities in 15 cities

How Technology and the Internet Have Changed Christmas

In the 19th century, Christmas was hardly celebrated. It was not before the end of the century that it became an annual celebration that started to spread around the world. Since then, transformation, adaptation, and the influence of important technological advancements have reshaped the Holiday Season. In England, the change is attributed to Queen Victoria, who married German-born Prince Albert in 1840. Prince Albert introduced some of the most prominent aspects of Christmas along with his inf

Sweden: World's First Cashless Society

How does a country become the world's first cashless society? Sweden, one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet, is leading the way. Sweden is paving its way to becoming the world's first cashless society by March 2023. By then, by March 24, 2023 to be precise, in Sweden, cash will no longer be accepted as a means of payment. In general, cash is already a no-go in Sweden. There is a unique law in Sweden that enables merchants to make customers pay electronically in spite of

Bill Gates' Holiday Book Recommendations for A Lousy Year

December is usually a month when many take time off from work due to the holiday season. This is the perfect time to curl up in a comfortable armchair, sip a cup of a hot beverage of your choice, covered by a warm, soft blanket. And of course, in the company of a good book. We can all agree upon the fact that this has been a particularly stressful year for us all. There is an urgent need to take a break; to sit, relax, and think about something completely different than what we see in the news.

The Internet of Senses: Sounds Like Me

The Internet of Senses (IoS) is part of the emerging technologies that are going to take over and reshape our life during the next decade. The Internet of Senses is one of the main emerging consumer technology trends for 2021 and toward 2030. By 2030, the Internet of Senses will create new applications and enhance the performance of others that already exist. The IoS will be enabled by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 5G, and auto

What Caused the Ice Ages? Tiny Ocean Fossils Offer Key Evidence

Woolly mammoths lived during the Pleistocene until their extinction in the Holocene epoch. The last million years of Earth history have been characterized by frequent glacial-interglacial cycles; these are large swings in climate that are linked to the growing and shrinking of massive, continent-spanning ice sheets. These cycles are triggered by subtle oscillations in Earth's orbit and rotation. Yet, the orbital oscillations are too subtle to explain the large changes in climate. According to

Themis: ESA's First Stage Flight toward 2030 European Space Fleet Roadmap

What do Greek Mythodoly and space exploration have in common? A lot! The European Space Agency (ESA) is taking the first steps toward the in-flight demonstration of a prototype reusable rocket first stage from 2023 onwards. ESA's reusable rocket is called Themis. In Greek Mythology, Themis was the Goddess of Justice. She was one of the Titans, a Titaness, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. Themis was the human-like representation of the natural and moral order. She was the second wife of Zeus. The

Ethics by Design: Steps for the Responsible Use of Technology

From Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Blockchain to Quantum Computing, the explosive growth of new digital technology defines the current Fourth Industrial Revolution. New technologies can be both powerful tools to help organizations in their digital transformation or tools that bring adverse and unwanted ramifications. Ethics by Design is an organizational approach to responsible use of technology, which details steps organizations can take for the ethical use of technology. “Ethics will be cr

The Internet of Senses: Your Brain Is the User Interface

The term Internet of Things (IoT) was coined by British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton. The innovator and consumer sensor expert, defined the IoT back in the year 1999. He used the Internet of Things term to describe the network connecting objects in the physical world to the Internet during his work at Procter & Gamble. Ashton, who was working in supply chain optimization, wanted to attract senior management's attention to a new exciting technology called Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)

California Academy of Sciences Added 213 New Plant and Animal Species to the Tree of Life

Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of planet Earth, and helping to inform global conservation strategies. The new species include 101 ants, 22 crickets, 15 fishes, 11 geckos, 11 sea slugs, 11 flowering plants, eight beetles, eight fossil echinoderms, seven spiders, five snakes, two skinks, two aphids, two eels, one moss, one frog, one fossil amphibian, one seahorse, one fos

California Academy of Science Added 213 New Plant and Animal Species to the Tree of Life

Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of planet Earth, and helping to inform global conservation strategies. The new species include 101 ants, 22 crickets, 15 fishes, 11 geckos, 11 sea slugs, 11 flowering plants, eight beetles, eight fossil echinoderms, seven spiders, five snakes, two skinks, two aphids, two eels, one moss, one frog, one fossil amphibian, one seahorse, one fos

Emerging Consumer Trends Evolving Toward 2030: The Internet of Senses

The Internet of Things, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and haptics have been hot topics for the past years. Many of us have tested and experienced these consumer technologies many times. But what's next? What are the next big trends that will wow us, and impact our life and the world around us as we know it? To shed some light into what the future decade will bring, Ericsson ConsumerLab has compiled some of the hottest Consumer Trends worth keeping an eye on starting in 2021. Ac

Future of Food: Food Technology Will Replace the Use of Animals by 2035

At Web Summit, geneticist and Founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, Pat Brown, said he is confident of replacing the use of animals as a food technology by as soon as 2035. During the Web Summit conference, Pat Brown was interviewed by Laura Reiley, Business of Food Reporter at the Washington Post. "Our mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food technology by 2035. We're dead serious about it and we believe it's doable," he said. "I was confident that we would succeed when I

The Pandemic Accelerated the Dependence on Digital Technologies, Highlighted the Life-Saving Benefits of Connectivity

Web Summit 2020 has been a marvelous three-day virtual event packed with enough startup content to keep us busy until the end of the year. Since the weather has been miserable, the comfort of a home office was the perfect setting. Working from home and remote work were topics which startup founders widely discussed during the conference. Basecamp's founder Jason Fried noted how productive people become working from home. Talking about the changes at Basecamp, he said that "if now there is a nee

Facebook’s AI Systems Identify and Remove Hate Speech

When there is more hate than love in the world, you know there is a serious problem with humanity. Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, said that in just a year —from the second quarter of 2019 to the second quarter of this year— the amount of hate speech that Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have identified and removed has increased five-fold. Learning that the world is so driven by hate and associated negative emotions makes you wonder where the world is heading. What does Facebook’s

Web Summit Kicked-Off Announcing Important Changes in the Digital Market

Web Summit 2020 (Live from Lisbon, Portugal) is streamed on December 2 to 4 as a virtual event, just like every other event this year. Web Summit, the largest technology conference in the world, runs daily for eight hours (12 to 8pm GMT) as a marathon that showcases technology, innovation, and welcomes startups that are changing the world. The virtual Web Summit this year is packed with online excitement, virtual coffees and snacks, in addition to comfortable virtual networking in the dedicated
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