It's always about connecting the dots.

This journal is about some thoughts I have regarding new-tech, sustainability, health, and city of tomorrow.
Writing these pages is also a process to clarify and structure ideas about optimizing our journey and reaching the next level.

The shift Agriculture needs

Here is the definition of Agriculture in Wikipedia: “Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock.” The focus is clearly result oriented. Or to be more accurate visible result oriented: plants and livestock. And this is where we need a deep shift. For that we need to have a better understanding of…

3 videos of my Blockchain keynotes

At April Insurance, a keynote, in french, introducing Blockchain and impacts on businesses: At the European Blockchain Observatory, I gave a keynote about Blockchain and AI convergence: At the BlendWebMix 2018, I gave a keynote, in french, introducing the impact on decentralized technologies on socities:

A list of some of my last Blockchain keynotes

– PhiWeek 2019, septembre 2019: Blockchain as an interoperability layer for Smart cities – LPS19, may 2019: Blockchain and AI convergence for Earth Observation – EU Blockchain Observatory, march 2019, Bruxels: AI & Blockchain convergence – ABGI, march 2019: Decentralized market for industries, – Entreprise Ethereum Alliance, march 2019, Lisbon: Trusted Compute Spec – MWC2019,…

AI and Blockchain convergence at The European Blockchain Observatory

End of Mars 2019, I have been invited at the European Blockchain Observatory, to give a keynote about Blockchain and AI convergence. I shared key observations on defining those two topics and how they could benefit to each other. I also underlined the importance of mixing technologies, like blockchain, Trusted Execution Environments and onchain/offchain protocoles…

Machine-To-Machine Economy, Blockchain and smart cities

Beginning of 2019, UK government announced financing micro robot research to assist underground piping work. The goals are to decrease risks for human labor and to increase the efficiency of those types of infrastructure based projects. So when micro robotics and AI will allow micro robots to operate underground, uses cases will be endless. Those…

Keynote at Changsha 2018 International Blockchain Conference

End of November 2018, I have been invited at the China Computing Federation Blockchain conference, to speak during the conference. I shared key observations on blockchain trends in the US and Europe and I presented forecasts for 2019. I moslt focusd in addressing scalability topics, competitors within the blockchain space and standardization. Being chairman of…

Qomut – charging infrastructure and the futur of mobility

A couple of days ago I have been asked to think about charging infrastructures (CI) for electric vehicles (EV). Below you could download the presentation I gave. The key parts are : – faster and sooner than imagined, autonomous vehicles will be part of our daily life; – CI network should anticipate this trend; -…

How to help grandpa understands the techno-societies we live in?

Techno-societies are societies where technologies play a major influence. Today, without internet, a lot of our daily habits will disappear. The same in less modern countries using daily digital services like chat apps or international money transfer apps. Nevertheless, some people still have some issues in taking the train in order to understand these tech…

The main point that justifies the 21st century space race

What is the point of spending billions in space exploration programs when there is so much to deal with on earth? Poverty, inequalities, over-consumption, climate change, industrial slavery, nuclear wars prevention… The list is longer but everyone gets the point. The question sounds very legitimate. Some will answer about expanding humankind’s knowledge, or about finding…

About not splitting the buying process anymore – the Amazon case

This short article is about underlying what I think is relevant to how Amazon is looking at consumption of goods. Being in a classic shop, we choose what we want to buy, then go to the cashier to pay for it. For Amazon, the action of choosing/ordering and paying is the the same step. It…

When beliefs interfere with identity

This article is not about God existence or non-existence. I grew up reading a lot of technical books and, like a lot of kids, I tried to understand Things with a big T: universe, creation… So at first when having religious courses, I asked a lot of questions. Then I felt my questions caused the…

On being in love with an AI

A couple of years ago, I used to spend time biking with people who were riding horses. After a couple of minutes, if I was riding ahead, the horses would follow me on my bike as if I were a horse. One explanation for this behavior is not about the horses thinking I was one…

On using soda to clean soda

Imagine you are at home drinking a glass of soda and suddenly your glass falls off. So you go to the kitchen to use the brand new sponge you have just bought. Before using it, you take a look at the instructions. It says you should wet the sponge before the first use. So you…

Survival instinct and training

One definition of survival instinct is to do things in a dangerous situation that will save us from dying. This is linked to the instinct of self-defense and self-preservation in dangerous situations. Now let’s take a look at our performances in sports. How often did we feel exhausted, but we still were able to continue?…

In favor of an artificial president?

What if AI could solve political issues? In May 2017, France struggled in finding the right candidate for the presidential election. The opinions vary, but almost everyone seems to agree: there isn’t one candidate that suits everyone’s tastes and values. It’s a tough job to do as everyone’s tastes and values are a mix of…

Just ask grandma

Design and UX design face the issue of intuitiveness and knowledge. The intuitiveness is something done by intuition. Intuition depends on knowledge. So what comes as intuitive to a young Japanese girl could not be intuitive at all for a young American girl. But there are universal norms based on common knowledge that most people…

About being omnivore

I am not here to advocate a specific diet because it is an entirely personal choice. I just would like to underline an evidence. What matters here is to understand how an omnivore eats and how a carnivore eats. Keeping it simple: an omnivore eats a lot of food categories, a carnivore eats mostly meat….

Human and android motion from the sky

We live in a 3D world, but we still use paper and screen to learn. So our brain is used to analyze in 2D. Often, when someone wants to observe and analyze a motion, the horizontal point of view is chosen. This choice is simply the natural way for humans to see the world. The…

Tourists and mums for the sake of disables

A couple of years ago, I was working in expert groups about urban standards. I tried to give some valuable inputs about how our cities should be designed in order to increase the autonomy of the disabled. When using a wheelchair, going outside to buy a sandwich or taking the subway to go to the…

Expectancies about robots

The more we know someone, the higher are our expectations We want them to deeply understand our habits and our wishes. We would like them to react and be a little bit more like us. The same applies to robots: the more they will look like human beings, the higher will be our expectancies. This…

How much is 1?

In math, the difference is 1 in both cases. But in life, the difference is infinite. The difference between thinking of doing something (but ending up not doing it) and doing it is infinite in the sense that it creates a momentum. The most difficult part is to initiate the momentum. When you are at…

The main VR issue… today

VR is an amazing tool to be immerge in virtual experiences. The problem is that our brain is connected to our body which one will still provide real feedbacks. When our brain receives info from our eyes that differs from the one received from our body, we get sick. It is mostly an inner ear…

It’s not opinions that shape the world

It’s not opinions that shape the world, it’s actions. A long time ago, I had a revelation while listening to a national radio station. The host, called Maurice, was kind of a controversial animator. He was a little too angry for my taste, but I liked the fact that he was direct and very frank….

Différence entre vérité et avis

The explanation of Tao is not Tao – Lao Tzeu La vérité est universelle et intemporelle. L’avis est un regard via un prisme personnel et intérieur. Il s’agit donc de l’interprétation intellectuelle d’un ou plusieurs individus et nous sommes ok avec cela. Le dangers vient lorsque que l’avis est exprimé comme la vérité. La vérité…