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Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | future of production | Smart factory | Worth knowing | What will work look like in the future? There is no clear-cut answer for this difficult question. However, it is possible to say how it might look like – that is what we do with our foresight series: In our second scenario, efficiency is everything: production is highly automated, factories are deserted. Human workers are only required for monitoring and emergency purposes – everything else is performed by machines.
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Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | future of production | trends of technology | Worth knowing | What will work look like in the future? This is a difficult question for which there is no clear-cut answer. However, it is possible to say how it might look like. In our first scenario, companies are mainly concerned with administration, while teams of specialist freelancers complete the project work via the digital cloud.
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Corporate culture | Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | innovation | trends of technology | Worth knowing | On February 12th and 13th, 2019, forty aspiring start-ups and seven major companies met at the thyssenkrupp Headquarters in Essen for the second BeyondConventions start-up summit. Amongst them were three established digital evangelists, who shared their vision on successful collaboration and entrepreneurship. We listened closely and summed up their insights and most important tips to successfully start up your own business.
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Company | Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | Worth knowing | In January 2019, the German hacker "G0d" published sensitive data of about 1,000 politicians, journalists and celebrities on the net. However, his attack only resembles a skirmish one as compared to the challenges that thyssenkrupp's IT specialists have gone through – for example, when they fought back a large-scale hacker attack in 2016. What happened during the then secret project "White Amflora" – and how serious is the threat of spy hackers for industries today?
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Sustainability and climate protection | trends of technology | Worth knowing | How will our water supply develop in the future? What are the driving trends of these developments? And which technologies could play a vital role in this? To answer these questions, our foresight experts look into an alternative future. This time we present our third possible scenario – a fictional future in which water privatization makes premium drinking water the privilege of high-income earners.
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innovation | Worth knowing | For the most progressive minds in science, the Nobel Prize is the highest honor of their kind – and a highly-contested accolade. The American Edward Kendall, for example, only received the prize 38 years after his first nomination. Ramon Gaston was nominated 155 times, but never received it, despite his pioneering invention of the vaccine against diphtheria and tetanus. However, one thing is certain: those who received the Nobel Prize have made a difference in our world. We present to you the discoveries of five historical award winners who have become an indispensable part of our engineers' everyday lives.