IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics
Emerging technologies can help societies during global pandemics, but deployment and implementation must be carefully guided. In this article, thought leaders from IEEE Future Directions initiatives on Blockchain, Brain, Digital Reality, and Future Networks explore the societal aspects of utilizing emerging technologies to secure health and economic systems against future pandemics.
How Blockchain Can Solve the Growing E-Waste Problem
To address the growing electronic waste stream resulting from unwanted devices, a team in India has created an incentive-based management system using 5G and blockchain that tracks and monitors an electronic product throughout its entire lifecycle, from the point of manufacturing to the point a product is properly disposed.
Why the Future Internet of Things Depends on Blockchain
The integration of blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be revolutionary, creating an interconnected network of devices while at the same time safeguarding data. Through the use of smart contracts and decentralized recordkeeping, the entire supply chain could be streamlined, resulting in more efficient and secure transactions across a variety of industries.