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Good morning, this is Zelda and I am the editor of Geneva Solutions’ Technology section. Today, I'm inviting you to take a step back and reflect on our world's fascinating narrative.

Our features take you into the realms of connected bodies and science fiction. We're also covering a new development for brain implants at the Wyss Center and the opening of the world's first fully virtual and interactive museum VOMA.

I will be live on our website today at 5pm to discuss our technology coverage with our chief editor Kasmira Jefford as part of a webcast series for our launch.

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Zelda Chauvet, Geneva

02.09.2020


Today’s reason for hope


Solar energy: the most promising innovations. When we talk about solar energy, we imagine rigid - and not very aesthetic - panels installed on rooftops or covering large areas in the middle of the desert, while insisting on the low conversion rate between energy received and electricity generated. There's probably a bit of that, but not all of it. Photovoltaic panels are more versatile than they seem. Above all, several research projects on materials and solar energy point to very significant progress in this area.

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Diving into the matrix: a science fiction story As Elon Musk revealed Gertrude, the pig, fitted with his start-up Neuralink's implant this weekend, one can’t help but think that our brain might soon be next. The call of the World Economic Forum earlier last month about the benefits and the risks of the Internet of Bodies is still resonating within, and one question arises: how far we are ready to go to connect to other realms?

Geneva Solutions (EN)

The Geneva-based Wyss Center markets the AppStore of brain-machine interfaces. The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering has signed a deal to make its software platform for detecting and decoding brain signals more readily available.

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Are you ready for the first fully interactive virtual museum? The COVID-19 pandemic forced many museums to reinvent themselves and reflect on how art could be brought to the public online. Virtual tours and podcast stories are just some examples of what emerged these past months.

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VOMA

A first glimpse of the fully Interactive virtual museum, VOMA. A project led by British Lee Cavaliere and Stuart Semple. The building is designed by architect Emily Mann. Opening 3 September 2020.


Next on the agenda


03 September | Online: The nexus of esports, sports, technology, communities and hope. The 2020 edition of the AI for Good Global Summit will be presented as a continuous digital event, featuring weekly programming across multiple formats. This webinar will focus on sports and technology.

AI for Good Global Summit (EN)

03 September | Online: Opening of the Virtual Online Museum of Arts. With works by Hieronymus Bosch, Edouard Manet, Martin Gustavsson or Caravaggio, the world's first virtual and interactive museum prepares a grand opening. Connect to the website and enter the password vomavomavoma for an exclusive preview.

VOMA (EN)

06 September: La Bâtie: Pleasant Island. Nauru, a remote island in the middle of the Pacific, one of the tiniest States on the planet. Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere went to Nauru and patiently created bonds with its inhabitants. Through the intermediary of their smartphones, they faithfully tell the story of this island and question its uncertain future. Pleasant Island cleverly and sensitively rethinks the post-apocalyptic imagery that surrounds this little State and with it, our planet’s fatigue.

La Bâtie (FR)

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