Let's face it, flying is often a chore. Those tiny seats. That limited legroom. And airlines' constant push to make the flying experience more miserable. That reality seems really far from the potential future presented at last week's 12th annual Crystal Cabin Awards, a ceremony honoring innovative aircraft cabin concepts in Hamburg, Germany.
Exponential technologies (AI, VR, 3D printing, and networks) are radically reshaping traditional retail. E-commerce giants (Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba) are digitizing the retail industry, riding the exponential growth of computation. Many brick-and-mortar stores have already gone bankrupt, or migrated their operations online. Massive change is occurring in this arena.
In today's world there is data everywhere. The amount of existing digital data is doubling every two years and keeps growing at a rapid rate. Data is changing the way we live. According to IBM, even back in 2012 we has 2.5 billion gigabytes (GB) of data generated daily.