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PULSE August 1 2016: Existing farm structures used for internet; Techno-farming - why rural connections are needed
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Existing farm structures being used as broadband infrastructure; gives rural residents quality Internet in IL
Why rural communities need to be connected: techno farming.
Computers will need all the world's energy by 2040
Indian Express: Security for Smart Cities requires Smart Police using smart data
Thought Leadership
New report on Canada's tech sector reveals that it is responsible for more than 7% of economic output
Can Smart Tech help prevent Fort Mac disasters?
Canadians should compete against next year's innovations, not last year's
Wisconsin's lawmakers push for effective rural broadband; should funds be increased?
South Korea's low-cost Internet of Things reaches 99% of the population; eases cost for start-ups and SMEs
Canada not among countries with most efficient use of digital innovation, the new near-costless type of innovation
10% of world GDP will be stored on Blockchains within a decade; revolution in data transactions can break silos like banks
Nominations open for 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year
News: With world's highest GDP, U.S. falls to 19th place in "social progress"; fuels campaigns of Trump, Sanders
News: Outdated IT is holding up retail innovation
Huawei wants to help Australia with Smart Cities; will build on government's $50-million fund
Struggle to attract professors to high-priced cities opens door to smaller campuses
Older people keep working beyond retirement, creating new wealth; is this an opportunity for "lifestyle" locations?
Smart Applications
Innovation boosts production on robotic farm in Japan
GPS-Enabled Self-Driving Tractor Helps Farmer Get The Job Done
First death in car using auto-pilot - NOT an "autonomous car"; needs driver control at all times
Selfies now kill more people than sharks
Autonomous robots to deliver food; tested against 400,000-people traffic without an accident
Zimbabwe's youth use social media to protest economic collapse of government
Afghan women use Internet to fight for equality
Nova Scotia unveils new forestry innovation hub to work on new opportunities, technology integration
Mastercard brings digital payments to Smart Cities; hastens the arrival of the electronic economy
Parkland County, AB, introduces solar-powered charging stations on benches
Mercedes unveils self-driving bus
News: A drone just delivered a slurpee for 7-Eleven
18-year-old inventor gets "pure joy" from building do-it-all drone; watch the video; foundation urges kids to skip college and start a company
Canadian-made #robot named #Ludwig works to assess #dementia patients.
UK becomes test-bed for Amazon drone delivery: creates new jobs, moves to sustainable economy
Robots perform surgery as well as human doctors; main use in prostate cancer operations
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