My Fellow Unhealthy Americans. Read and Act. ==> Despite spending much more on health care, Americans are sicker than people in other wealthy countries, with illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and stroke on the rise. So are “despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to researchers, with social isolation, poverty, and addiction laying the groundwork.
Episode 1 | Following the Digital Thread: Revolutionizing Supply Chains | MITSMR
#DigitalThread #SupplyChain #MITSloan ==> As digital technologies grow more sophisticated and data proliferates, manufacturers have an opportunity to transform how they make things through an emerging technology called the digital thread.
In Part 1 of our eight-part video series, we explore the real power of the digital thread, which lies not just in a “cradle-to-grave” virtual rendering of the manufacturing process, but also in the possibility of taking the lessons learned from analyzing product performance and applying them to future generations of the manufacturing process and product design.
Courses: Management of Information Systems, Selected Topics In Management
Inspired by one of nature’s most efficient swimmers, bio-roboticist Auke Ijspeert and his team are building a sinuous robot that can venture into toxic waters. Let’s say you wanted to build a robot that was the most efficient swimmer possible. You’d probably try to take inspiration from nature, copying the best moves from a fish.…
Global Learning Adventures in Port Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. Blast Furnace Nº.2 is the only surviving blast furnace tower of the three that were in operation at the height of the steel industry’s activity in Puerto de Sagunto. The structure, which is 64 metres high, was built in 1922 and rebuilt in the 1960s. Operating at 1000 degrees centigrade, it was used to create the steel and iron that was employed in the large construction projects of the 20th-century, such as the building known as the “finca de hierro” in Valencia, the Windsor building in Madrid, the Telefonica building in Seville and the Seat factory in Barcelona. Following its restoration, it received the Europa Nostra 2012 (European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage) Award. Visitors to the furnace tower can discover how it worked and find out about the steel-making industry that gave rise to the Port of Sagunto. (http://www.valenciaturisme.org/en/municipio/sagunto)
Video Link: https://youtu.be/rTy_OXkqMPw
Keywords: Steel Industry, Supply Chain, Logistics, International Business
Some very interesting facts about the Digital World, the Information Technology Evolution and the changes in society.
The digital world has experienced spectacular growth in the last years with exponential technology advances like robotics, internet of things, Smart cars, Smart cities, artificial intelligence or quantum computing. The challenge for people, the society, governments and businesses is to face the implications of digital change.
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Algunos datos muy interesantes sobre el Mundo Digital, la Evolución de la Tecnología de la Información y los cambios en la sociedad.
Music: Ahrix – Nova
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I have created a new TED ED lesson to be used in higher education courses. Our TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures continue using this TED Talk in online discussions in Strategic Management, Information Systems, and Leadership courses.
Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere | Julio Gil | TED@UPS
Thinking about Country Living. Don’t believe predictions that say the future is trending towards city living. Urbanization is actually reaching the end of its cycle, says logistics expert Julio Gil, and soon more people will be choosing to live (and work) in the countryside, thanks to rapid advances in augmented reality, autonomous delivery, off-the-grid energy and other technologies.
TED Ed Lesson link: https://ed.ted.com/on/rGppNZUR