Silicon Valley remains an illustrious name in the world of technology and innovation. This small area in the United States is the one place where nearly all major technological breakthroughs come from. It goes without saying that various countries around the world would love nothing more than reach the same level as Silicon Valley, although that is quite an ambitious goal. But do some European cities have a legitimate shot at this title, or are they just living a utopian dream?
One of the topics being kicked around quite often is why there are so few women involved in the technology industry. To put that into perspective, this discussion goes further than just talking about management positions, even though that is a pressing issue as well. But at the same time, there are very few females known for their programming skills for some reason.
There is no denying technology will play an even more important role in our daily lives over the next few years. As society is slowly transitioning into the Digital Age, more and more daily tasks will heavily rely on technological advancements. So far, it looks like 2016 will be an interesting year for certain technology trends. That being said, it remains to be seen how these forms of technology will impact the daily lives of consumers all over the world.
The year 2016 will be an interesting one as many people are expecting great things to happen from a financial and technological standpoint. At the same time, the year 2016 will play a pivotal role in the future of data protection and user security. But what will be the predictions for 2016 and which ones will come true in the end?
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Our society is defined by technology and how we use the innovations and tools at our disposal. Over the past few years, the innovation has far outpaced the understanding of new technologies, yet consumer-grade products are being created at an accelerated pace. Wearable technology is one of those new trends of consumer products, although most customers won’t give the possible ramifications a second thought.
Bitcoin can be used to pay employees in all different kinds of areas. Mixed martial arts might not be in the top 10 of “types of employees” looking to get paid in Bitcoin but that isn’t keeping Jon Fitch from sticking with the digital currency. In fact, Jon is the first MMA fighter to be fully paid in Bitcoin. Quite an interesting turn of events, but it seems to work out quite well.
The financial sector as we know it has undergone many changes over this last 12 months. Even though there has been a disturbing lack of innovation from within the sector itself, the accelerated development of new technologies is making up for that. If all things go to plan, technology firms will be able to offer access to the payments system without relying on larger banks.
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The decentralization of our society and economy is taking place all around us and disruptive innovations go hand-in-hand with one another to make this happen. Just a few years ago, the world of 3D printing at home seemed inaccessible to everyday consumers, yet that situation changed over the years. Even so, 3D Hubs is looking to spread the 3D printing revolution even further by connecting creators with the necessary hardware in their area.
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The world as we know it is being disrupted on all sides, and various companies are vying to be the top contender for their services. Transportation disruption is nothing new and there are several major companies working towards that end already. But in Asia, different names are appearing on the scene. Go-Jek and GrabTaxi might not be major names in the Western world just yet, but in Indonesia, they are two of the most famous services.
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Increasing the layers of security associated with the most popular traditional payment methods is a something that is drastically needed. Credit cards were never designed to be used on the Internet, where they are prone to theft, chargebacks, and fraud. MasterCard, one of the world’s leading credit card issuers, is rolling out quite a few different card security measures, designed specifically for the e-commerce sector.
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