First Smart Forest City in Mexico will be 100% food and energy self-sufficient

Milan-based architecture firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled innovative designs for a nature-infused smart city in Cancun, Mexico that will serve as a model for resilient and sustainable urban planning. Created for Honduras-based textile conglomerate and property developer Grupo Karim, ‘Smart Forest City – Cancun’ is a proposed alternative to plans for a shopping district in the... Continue Reading →

Smart factories could contribute as much as $2.2 trillion to the global economy, report says

Smart factories could add between $1.5 trillion to $2.2 trillion to the global economy per year by 2023, according to a new report released Tuesday. Called “Smart Factories @ Scale”, the report was produced by the Capgemini Research Institute. It surveyed one thousand executives from firms that have “smart factory initiatives.” Capgemini described smart factories as... Continue Reading →

Amazon’s system for tracking its warehouse workers can automatically fire them

A world where people are monitored and supervised by machines isn’t confined to the realms of sci-fi. It’s here now. Tough conditions: There have been many reports over recent years about unpleasant conditions workers face at Amazon warehouses. Employees are under pressure to pack hundreds of boxes per hour, and face being fired if they aren’t fast enough. What’s new: Documents obtained... Continue Reading →

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