We read or hear it every day: the old political recipes no longer work for today's divided society. So how do we deliver a message of connection? How do we develop a long-term vision that reaches beyond the next elections? In the second part of ‘Smart Society’, we try to identify some relevant trends and technologies, so that 'connection' does not become a hollow concept.
Smart Home automation is the future
The houses of tomorrow will not look the same as the ones we live in today. Both in materials as in design. But they will also work differently. New innovations, new services and new technologies will shape how we live.
The future is on the move
Our roads are ever-evolving. New technologies such as self-driving or electric cars offer exciting opportunities for public transport and logistics. Mobility is no longer a means, it’s a service. As we see personal technologies advancing, the way we define mobility will also change.
Healthcare as a science
As we learn more about our bodies, we will know how to take better care of ourselves. How will we produce healthier food, find new ways of exercise and create less harmful tech, like zero-emission solutions? Or what's the role AI will play in healthcare?
Hyperconnected places on the outlook
Innovative materials offer new opportunities for structures. And technology does the same for buildings, indoors and outdoors. The internet of things connects everything and offers exciting possibilities in home automation, communication and lighting. What does the office, house, shop, restaurant or hotel of the future look like?
How smart can a city get?
What is the city of the future? Will smart cities mold how we live, work and play together? And how will we communicate with our government or educate ourselves?
Insights & stories
AZ Diest first Belgian hospital to use Qwiek.up in pediatrics department - an audiovisual experience during care moments
The Dutch company Qwiek develops care support products that make care moments an experience for patients. In Belgium, the Qwiek.up is already being used in residential care centers as a welfare activity. But now it will also be used for the first time in a Belgian pediatrics department to provide appropriate distraction during examinations.
Who will oppose an ever increasing life expectancy? A rhetorical question, but nevertheless there is a flip side to unrelenting medical progress. The outlines of which are already clear, especially in the ethical realm. Given the technology for monitoring your body, exercise and food intake, to what extent is health an individual responsibility, thus redefining medical solidarity?
Smart mobility requires – amongst many other factors – a dense network of ‘mobility hubs’, where people can easily switch between transportation modes. But to make these hubs attractive enough to generate a real impact on the current mobility, environmental and spatial challenges, they will have to be much more than that.
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