The EXPONENTIAL MINDS Executive Briefing on Time Travel, Robotic Airports and Living in VR articles aim to provide a broad reference on the ‘signals of change’ we can see that have the potential to change the world. This week we see quantum computing scientists turn back time, airport robot valets, and what happens when you live in VR for a week.
Read more at Futurism
Nikolas’ thoughts – QC is the wild west of computing. Take any media-fuelled claims of progress with a grain of salt and watch from the sidelines on the R&D that’s being undertaken. Listen to what academics are saying.
Robot valets are now parking cars in one of France’s busiest airports
Next time you head to the airport in France there might be a robot waiting to pick up your car. French firm Stanley Robotics has been trialling its self-driving robot valets for a few years, and this week started its first full-time service at France’s Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport.
The system works like this. Customers park their cars in special hangars where the vehicles are scanned to confirm their make and model. Then, one of Stanley’s robots — which are essentially self-driving forklifts named “Stan” — drives in, slides a platform underneath the vehicle, lifts it up, and carries it away and parks it.
Read more at The Verge
Nikolas’ thoughts – I had the pleasure to work with Vancouver International Airport on their YVR 2037 initiative a couple of years ago. This is the kind of innovation I spoke of when considering innovation in the Airport business.
I spent a week in a VR headset, here’s what happened
On February 20th, 2019 we put a guy in a headset for 168 hours.
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