Nowadays we are immersed in the information society, Internet has become the decisive technology: billions of people all over the world can access free and immediate information. There is an immense amount of data that we can find online, it is necessary to educate people in managing that information.
Psychologists, psychiatrists and experts from Silicon Valley are warning that social networks use can be addictive and its consequences the same as those of any other addiction: anxiety, dependence, irritability, lack of self-control, etc. Faced by this prospect, people are increasingly asking: are social networks a real problem?
In 2017 alone we generated more data than in the previous 5,000 years. Big data is the technology that is allowing us to analyse this explosion in information and develop new advances and solutions. Applying big data to environmental protection is also helping to optimise efficiency in the energy sector, to make businesses more sustainable and to create smart cities, to cite just a few examples.
More than 8 billion devices are connected to the Internet of Things — IoT — and this figure is set to triple in just three years. Objects will become smart and the world will undergo a fourth industrial revolution.
You access services that require a password on a daily basis, including social networks, online banking, email, online stores, etc. This is why we say your passwords constitute the keys to your digital identity.
Blockchain technology is not only the basis of the cryptocurrencyBitcoin. This system for carrying out verifications and secure transactions on the Internet promises to revolutionise the management of smart cities with Blockchain4Cities, an initiative to coordinate, integrate and control different city services with transparency, efficiency and privacy.