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Giuseppe Iannaccone
Nanotech, Smart Systems, Interested in how technology changes jobs, education, society, govt
Nanotech, Smart Systems, Interested in how technology changes jobs, education, society, govt
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Quantum mechanics is at the basis of the operation of solid-state electronics and optoelectronics, and therefore enables the whole ICT and Internet world.

However, it is still introduced to students as a new science, a revolution with respect to “classical” science, and as something that is basically strange and unintuitive. This is because the historical view of the birth of quantum mechanics is still dominant, after all these years. So all new attempts at rebuilding the foundations of quantum physics are welcome (and I admit I still very much like David Bohm’s view).
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Again on the topic of too few new tech companies in Europe, and especially in Italy. The Atomico report on the “State of European Tech 2017” shows a list of all tech companies, either private, public, or acquired funded since 2003 with a valuation higher than one billion dollars.

The total number is 41:
16 are private
16 are public
9 have been acquired.

The breakdown per country is familiar:
13 UK
7 Germany
6 Sweden
3 France
3 Russia
2 Finland
2 Denmark
2 Netherland
1 Ireland
1 Slovenia
1 Switzerland

http://www.iannaccone.org/2018/01/04/tech-companies-in-europe/
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A quick look at the private companies with a valuation in excess of 1 billion dollars backed by venture capital (the so-called “unicorns”) shows that very few come from Europe (and none from Italy). They are not yet real valuations, but they can be a good proxy in terms of continent or country share.

These data are taken from the dedicated page on the WSJ website, considering valuations in January 2018.

103 companies from the US
46 from Asia (which means mostly China, then India)
15 from Europe
6 from Other (Canada, Australia, Africa)
As a breakdown of the 15 companies from Europe we have:

6 from the UK (Oxford Nanopore, Farfetch, TransferWise, Deliveroo, Shazam, Funding Circle)
3 from Germany (Auto1Group, HelloFresh, CureVac)
2 from Sweden (Spotify, Klarna)
1 from The Netherlands (Adyen)
1 from France (BlaBlaCar)
1 from Luxembourg (Global Fashion Group)
1 from Czech Republic (Avast Software)
Then only 1 from Israel (IronSource) as of today.

One can discuss the reasons for this distribution, but I do not have a simple answer and have to look at some more data.

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This figure is self-explanatory and is taken from the December 2017 McKinsey Global Institute report Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation. The main prediction is that between 20% and 27% of work activities (measured in units of time) will be displaced due to automation in 2030 in advanced economies. Countries with an aging population will be affected the most.

This is only one part of the equation. The other (missing) part is the number of new jobs, in order to understand whether they will be able to offset the displaced jobs. Nobody knows the answer because it depends on the structure and the choices of institutions.

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A Community su Rai Italia per parlare delle ricerche nella nanoelettronica con materiali 2D
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Ecco, secondo me tutta la stoffa di Phil Collins si vede nel Live Aid dell’85.

Con una luce impietosa, un abbigliamento ridicolo, la fama da traditore del rock vero, dei capelli tristissimi, delle riprese quasi oscurate, un assolo con uno strumento che non è il suo e che suona con tre dita (facendo anche qualche sbaglio), propone una canzone perfetta come Against All Odds. E spacca.

Phil Collins è tornato a 65 anni con una serie di concerti, un album di singoli, e un’autobiografia. Roba da ragazzi anni ’80, comunque. Ho provato a far vedere il video alle bimbe ma con loro non funziona neanche un po’.
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Eccezione Italia
Eccezione Italia
Eccezione Italia
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Innovazione in cucina
Innovazione in cucina
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