Digital Revolution

Digital Revolution and life

New technologies needed in the progress of medicine

New technologies have their own good and bad aspects in our society. One thing is sure, is that new technologies has a major place in the progress of medicine world widely. In fact, new technologies have improve healthcare in different ways:

  • First, the new machines, which have been invented, help a better treatment of patient in developed countries. Machines also make patient less suffering. But new technologies aren’t just about machines; it can also be how we look at things. New devices, since the 1800’s have been discovered, devices such as thermometer, microscope or even kymograph, which helped to a better care of the patient.
  • Also, nowadays, doctors are better educated at school since there are more discoveries, so they are better at their job, which improves their capacity to threat their patients. In a lot a developed countries, the medicine studies change, in a better way, to improve the quality of treatments, of surgeries and medication.

But new technologies can affect medicine

Medical machines also caused practical problems. In fact, it cost a lot of money to a hospital, or to a freelance doctor. Everyone can’t have the same access to the progress of medicine whenever and however they want to. Under developed countries also face this kind of inequality, which is a true problem in the process of new technology for medicine.

To conclude, new technologies has improves and make the medicine better, and we also know that it is not over yet.

Digital revolution needed for agriculture

It seems very far the time when farmers plow their piece of land with oxen or horses. Beyond tooling, tractors and increasingly modern combine harvesters, farmers now enjoy a wide range of latest technology to equip their machines and optimize their returns.

Farming is often seen as traditional particulary now, in our urbanized societies. In fct, famers have always embraced change and today are using increasingly advanced technologies. A better understanding of genetics has improved the process and precision farming, using staellite sensors to tailor treatments for small areas of fields. Now comes the next stage. It may surprise some people, but farming is entering the digital age. An increasing reliance on sophisticated farm marchinery that allows farmlad to be ploughed, weeded, teded and harvested very efficiently.

There is a new revolution in agricultural productivity. It provides new means of producing food and materials by exploiting the productive capabilities of the molecular nanosystems found in living organisms. It encourages stable settlement and land improvement, multiplied population densities by factors of on the order of 10. It mades possible the development of cities and civilization.

Sustainable yield increases will lead to a better living for farm families; they will also make food more accessible and cheaper for the growing number of poor families living in cities. The Worlds' agriculture and food system is now outdated and inefficient. Countries food agencies and donors aren't working together in a focused and coordinated way to provide the help that small farmers need.

Advances in genomics are fundamentally changing the way breeders do their work. The digital revolution also applies to farmers’ daily work in the fields. Technology as simple as a digital video camera can remake agricultural extension.

Farmers can now use data from satellites, thanks to a preprogrammed computer, equipped with GPS and connected to the planter or sprayer to plant more or less dense or spread more or less fertilizer and crop protection products the characteristics of the field. This "precision farming" also allows operators to less pollute soil using less fertilizer. This also allows economic gains by limiting the costs of fertilization and increasing yields (in France, 12,000 grain use this program). This is a real improvement in all types of farm. For market gardening under glass or horticulture, computers control the intake of water and nutrients, from hydrometric sensors at the base of plants. Sensors also measure the changing diameter of the branches of fruit trees and modulate based irrigation drip-drop.

On iPhone, an application helps diagnose plant diseases in order to proceed to cure the most targeted possible. In the vineyards, the satellites can optimize the quality of grapes and modulate fertilizer and pesticides. As for dairy farms, which are robots that perform trafficking, the monitoring is done by special software. These are true of decision support tools. These tools continually deliver information to farmers and enable them to pass a course in the organization of its operations, moving away from traditional advice of cooperatives. The more the fram is big, the greater the costs are quickly amortized.

The importance of big data: when we consider the need to accelerate understanding of how corn hybrids perform under a range of varying growing conditions and management practices, big data could provide much deeper information from adding farm based data to a seed company’s trials. It is the existence of big data that can accelerate our learning over time and bring benefits to the entire agricultural sector; especially individual farmers. Big data can help ensure individual farmers are practicing sound agronomy but also be able to verify sustainability and environmental stewardship.

While data are a central component to digital agriculture, today privacy and security around data are at the forefront of farmers’ concerns. Data can be used to better understand agronomic and economic decisions at the farm and will continue to help as the various facets of digital agriculture grow — the more information available, the less risk and improved decision making.

To conclude the technology improvements in agriculture are a real opportunities for farmers. Besides, Bill Gates spoke about that in a speeches: "Bill Gates: International Fund for Agricultural Development Governing Council".