Tuesday March 31, 2020

Rise of the machines

A bewildering array of exciting new technologies with huge potential to shape our daily lives is already on our doorstep – the challenge is how to harness them for the good of society

9th January, 2015
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Imagine a future where your shoes could tell you about your health, a smartwatch could keep track of your heart rate, and a smartcup and plate could tell you exactly what you’re eating, right down to the last calorie and gram of fat.

A future where, when you felt ill, you could swallow a pill that could talk to your smartphone and detect diseases by analysing your bloodstream, and when you went to...

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