EXPO 2015

In 2015 I wrote articles that appeared on the EXPO 2015 magazine. You can find these posts here.

How Can Bitcoin Help Emancipate Billions And Help Food Security

Through the fundamental invention of the Blockchain, we now have a tool that, through the use of planet-wide communications networks and smartphones, can put a Western city-dweller and an Indonesian fisherman on equal footing Through the fundamental invention of the Blockchain, we now have a tool that, through the use of planet-wide communications networks and …

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Decentralization is the next wave of sustainable growth in food production

A new wave of technologies and global communication are benefiting decentralized and distributed organizations that are outcompeting centralized and hierarchical ones. In our quest to feed an increasing worldwide population, through the industrial revolution of the 19th century and the green revolution in industrial agriculture a few decades ago, the tendency has been to centralize. …

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Artificial intelligence and food

The applications of artificial intelligence to food are helping to develop better solutions for our nutrition. And provide creative recipes, too! Artificial intelligence (AI) is the area of computer science applying advanced techniques to solving problems that are inspired by the capabilities of human cognition. Having been born practically together with our information technology 60 …

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Interdisciplinary knowledge accelerates innovative solutions

The power of ideas in modern agriculture, which can be born within different disciplines, is multiplied by their cross fertilization eliminating the barriers between silos of knowledge, growing healthier crops, regenerating soil health, and improving farm economics. We constantly increase our knowledge about the world, how it works, and how we can apply that knowledge …

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Our mobile phones are empowering a new awareness of health and nutrition

Every generation of mobile phones gets richer with sensors and easier to use with smart software applications, enabling constant monitoring of fitness data, for better nutrition and healthier lifestyles. Recent applications in India will positively impact the lives of millions. It is a frequent criticism against technology that it only helps the wealthy, or those …

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Exploding food productivity through plant labs

The urbanized world can achieve very high levels of food productivity using novel techniques of lighting and growing that make a large variety available locally in the cities to all. We live in an urbanized planet. The United Nations estimates that 53% of the worldwide population lives in cities. And this is bound to increase in …

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How the 3D printer revolution is changing the food we eat

What, why and how you eat is going to change radically in the next decades, based on technologies that originate from the innovative manufacturing processes of 3D printing. The application of the exponential power of 3D printing from manufacturing to food is digitizing and democratizing the access to high quality, dependable culinary experiences turning an …

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The exponential growth of solar energy

The distributed and digital nature of photovoltaic solar energy is going to have profound social and economic effects as its adoption gets wider thanks to exponentially decreasing costs. Our society is strongly shaped by our energy sources. When we only had human or animal muscle power available, our societies were slave based: if I had …

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