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PULSE August 29, 2016: Annapolis Valley Agrees on Smart Region; Canadian enterprises not prepared; high speed comes to 200 Ontario communities
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
All Annapolis Valley Mayors and Wardens agree: we will create "Smart Annapolis Valley" together
Canadian enterprises aren't prepared for digital transformation
High-speed internet coming to 300 SW Ontario communities; $180-million will create jobs and stimulate the economy
Infrastructure
An educated workforce is no longer the answer to economic growth - instead, invest in better equipment
Get rural broadband through co-ops, like getting electricity in the 1930s
The fragile side of green energy: the electricity sector is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions
In Britain, rural broadband customers receive less than a fifth of advertised speeds
Tired of waiting, Minnesota farm towns build their own Internet
Irish set up Task Force to accelerate rural broadband delivery
Smartphone use doubles in Africa in two years - half of all Africans now subscribe to mobile services
Thought Leadership
Three of the top five "Most Liveable" cities are Canadian
Study of three sample cities in India demonstrates that infrastructure is not enough
Mobilizing the elderly: Japan's solution to the labour force crises
The World's Most Livable Cities: Three are Canadian: Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary
Webinar on "The Evolving Digital Strategist": Developing content and managing complex websites
EU to force national governments to make broadband internet a legal right; governments, not companies, to pay
New report: Canada's tech sector bigger than finance, employs over 860,000 people
Millennials are creating their own opportunities, using Gigabit networks
Silicon Valley looks to invest in Canadian start-ups
Berlin hub a "social club for start-ups", with 700 talented innovators
5G access available soon for wireless backbone systems; throughput could be 10 Gbps for rural systems
Innovation profits are shared by universities; the question for all of us: shouldn't the town share in the profits as well?
News: IDI had a profile on every American adult
Smart Applications
"Neural dust" makes computer-brain linkage possible; cure epilepsy, paralysis?
Synthetic blood, brain implants, gene slicing - are body enhancement technologies only for the 1%?
Robots may save the Danes from an aging workforce, by improving the return on welfare spending
Robot taxis will have competition: Airbus starts testing self-FLYING taxi
Uber starts self-driving car test in Pittsburgh; goal: replace 1-million human drivers with robots ASAP
Greenleaf Farms in Truro, Nova Scotia explores urban gardening
Now traditional companies can tap into the Internet of Things #iot
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