www.themirrorinspires.com Making Boris Johnson – who led the Brexit campaign and has the same hairdresser as Donald Trump – Foreign Minister is sure to go down as one of the more memorial appointments in British political history. And this is before he even does a day’s work or finds his coffee cup! I can see European ministers running a mile when Boris comes to visit suddenly finding their appointment books full. The appointment is of the calibre of making Rowan Atkinson captain of the England first eleven. As the UK representative for decisionmaking with European and world leaders for world stability and peace this appointment is sure to make a lot of people very nervous. Can you imagine a meeting between Johnson and John Kerry? Or Johnson and Julie Bishop? And Boris has the task of making Brexit work. He is not liked in Brussels and may well be laughed out of Europe.He offended Obama and the list of overseas leaders he has offended is becoming more and more impressive!
What are the world’s most exciting innovations? The answer may come from the World Economic Forum’s new class of Technology Pioneers, announced today. The 30 awardees come from seven countries in three continents, and are active in a wide range of industries: from health to agriculture, and from finance to IT. But beyond their geographical and sectorial diversity, they have three crucial aspects in common. They combine innovations, innovate at an ever increasing pace, and work on solutions to global challenges. Here is how they do it. 1. They combine innovations Whereas previous generations of technology pioneers focused on introducing new technologies as such, pioneers in 2016 are increasingly combining technologies. 3D printing, big data, the internet of things, advanced satellites imaging and drones are innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that are reconstituting various industries and sectors. Pioneers bringing these technologies to the table include: Orbital Insight: a geospatial big data company that discovers social, economic, and agricultural trends through satellite image analysis. The company’s technology serves as a “macroscope” allowing the study of trends that are hidden, or too large to be seen by the human eye. Voxel8: a company that 3D prints electronics. Printing a project in one go negates having to make a circuit in advance. This method reduces the number of materials used, simplifies the development of the object and allows perfect integration of electronics, thus reducing its final size. Cylance: a company that applies artificial intelligence and machine learning to cyber security. By unlocking the “DNA” of malware Cylance gives enterprises the ability to predict and prevent advanced threats. 2. They innovate at an ever increasing pace Some innovations today are rendered obsolete in a matter of years or even months. Conversely, some companies that were founded only a few years ago are leaders […]