Three trends will define the future of technology, said Martin Migoya, CEO of Globant: artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse, and Web 3.0. Migoya also said that digital currencies can help instill “discipline” in central banks.
Globant is an IT and software development company with clients like Disney, Google, and Electronic Arts. Migoya spoke with David Lin, Anchor and Producer at Kitco News, at the Collision 2022 conference in Toronto.
Migoya said that he sees promise for AI in every sector of the economy, from finance to healthcare to automotives.
“In the automotive space, the self-driving capabilities of Tesla are already showing,” he said. “There are many industries… AI will go in pretty much any industry.”
Tesla’s CEO and Founder, Elon Musk, has expressed concern about AI’s application in the military. In 2017, Musk signed an open letter demanding that the United Nations ban the development and use of AI weapons.
Migoya responded by saying that the idea of killer drones attacking humans is a concept from the movies, and that he doesn’t think it will happen.
He also said that AI won’t cause unemployment, but would change it.
“I think [AI] will create new jobs,” he said. “It will replace and dignify a lot of jobs, making them more efficient.”
“The Metaverse is what our kids are doing today,” said Migoya. “They’re playing games in universes, they’re playing games in 3D worlds where they walk and shoot and they run… with their avatars. And those worlds, where they walk through, are empty. The Metaverse is an instance in which those worlds will have an Amazon store. Those worlds will have a Netflix cinema. It will have a disco to go and meet your friends, and listen to music.”
He explained that the Metaverse does not need to involve a headset or 3D device, but rather that consumers will be able to navigate from one metaverse to another “in a seamless manner.” Although Migoya was confident about the metaverse’s potential, he said that the technology is still in its early stages, and it is too early to tell how it will be adopted.
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and Inflation
Migoya said that central banks are too beholden to politicians, and that a “digital dollar” can help impose fiscal discipline.
“When governments are not disciplined, they spend more than they should,” he explained. “So [the governments] solve this by calling the guys who print money… and [the central bank] will print X amount of millions. And that creates inflation, and inflation is a tax on people who have less.”
He went on to suggest that if the ability to print money is taken out of the hands of politicians, and invested in a set of rules, then this could prevent inflation and promote sound money.
Advice On Extending The Life Of Your Memory Foam Bed
The ultra-absorbent polyurethane foam used to produce memory foam mattresses sometimes referred to as “synthetic viscoelastic foam,” provides pliable support that makes lying on one feel like lying on a cloud. Given that NASA developed memory foam for space shuttles, that is logical. Customers have gushed about the wonderful comfort these beds offer since memory foam entered the mattress market.
Maintaining the quality of the best memory foam mattresses you have purchased became essential over time. At the end of this post, you will grasp the tips on how to maintain the comfort and durability of your memory foam mattress. read in advance;
1. Ensure Your Mattress Is Safe
Innovative mattress protectors. A mattress protector should fit snugly, like a fitted sheet, to prevent spills and stains. Encasement protectors, which cover all six sides and have a zipper, are also available (including the bottom). Sleepers with allergies or bedbugs can utilize the best mattress encasement protectors. Whether you eat in bed or not, a mattress cover is vital to protect your mattress from bodily fluids, skin flakes, spilled food, and drinks.
2. Lay A Firm Foundation
Having a base isn’t required for a memory foam mattress to operate well, but it will raise your bed to the right height. If you use memory foam mattresses, your base must be solid, level, and gap-free. Slats on a slatted base should be no more than 2.75 inches apart to prevent uneven mattress wear. If the slats are too far apart, you’ll need to buy extra or use a plywood board.
3. Prevent Pets And Children From Jumping
This counsel is direct. Pets who roam freely and lie on the bed stimulate the spread of germs, insects, and bacteria where you sleep. The perfect situation is when you meet a nice and cuddly bedmate. The worst-case situation is parasite eggs nearby about to hatch. It’s encouraged to ban youngsters under 8 from jumping on beds. Bouncing on the bed is not only hazardous, but it also damages the mattress. The memory foam is overworked by the quick up-and-down movements, which don’t prolong its life.
4. Rotate Your Mattress Regularly
It’s common if you’ve heard of this advice, but have you ever put it to use? Rotate your memory foam mattress 180 degrees every season, starting right away. This method is based on the idea that sleeping in the same spot on the mattress every night could be uncomfortable and lead to a concentration of wear and tear in that area. It should be noted that certain high-end made in the USA mattress producers make mattresses that don’t need to be turned.
5. Make Your Mattress Clean
Your memory foam mattress may be protected against sweat, dust mites, and other allergies by vacuuming it at least twice a year. Start by sprinkling baking soda on your stripped mattress since the longer it remains there, the better. A few drops of essential oil are an optional addition. At some point, take out the vacuum and completely remove the baking soda using the upholstery attachment. The tufts, seams, and areas between the mattress and foundation are known to be dust mite havens.
6. Do Not Make Your Bed
You did indeed read that correctly. While it might appear illegal to put off making your bed, it is not recommended. Delaying making the bed gives your memory foam mattress and linens time to breathe, giving any moisture that may have accumulated throughout the night a chance to evaporate.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.