The most powerful technologies that will assist you in your future (besser)

The most powerful technologies that will assist you in your future (besser) ...

Let me tell you how different youll soon see the world, how it will drastically alter much of your life, how you work and live, and how optimistic I am.

Weve seen the start of a fresh type of information system, which mixes a stunning amount of remote sensing, both from satellites and on the ground, with the capability to manage and compute an unprecedented amount of real-time data. Its like semblabe a mirror up to our world for the first time, revealing nature and society in its profound, real-time complexities.

It''s difficult to overstate what a big deal this is. It will likely affect the way we manage the worlds agriculture and fisheries. It will also imply a better understanding of supply chains, transportation, human migration, and the way cities work.

This will be the key stage in which we arrive to confront the greatest challenge of our generation: climate change.

A new tool with worldwide scope

In the near future, the people, governments, and businesses that learn to utilize this world-class technology will have an important advantage.

The invention of the telescope and the microscope (similar kinds of tubes and glass, viewed through opposite ends) sparked the Scientific Revolution. In the late 18th century, standardized measurement sparked the Industrial Revolutions, allowing the construction of identical factories and products anywhere. The telegraph and the telephone sunk the time and space of communication.

Three US government agencies launched Landsat 1, an orbital satellite capable of photographing the entire planet every 16 days in shades of red, gray, and white. Today, there are over 6,500 satellites in space, measuring the Earth''s surface, magnetism, gases, and more.

From byte size to planet spanning, database development

At the same time as Landsat, relational databases evolved, making data more efficient and efficient, according to a source. At the turn of the century, distributed systems for large data storage and analysis, like Dremel, opened the gap to chopping gigabytes of information in worldwide cloud computing systems. Many of these tools are critical to analyzing and modeling the world in ways undreamt of during our parents time.

These elements are now connected in platforms like Earth Engine, a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and curated geospatial datasets capable of planetary-scale analysis capabilities, used by academics, researchers, NGOs, and now commercial organizations. The Forest Service, which was first launched over a decade ago, is able to investigate the effects of climate change, forest fires, insects, and diseases, thus enabling new insights and strategies for success.

AI to Earths rescue

With remarkable advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), we are seeing a growing number of applications of AI to Earth observation. Last year, researchers at U.C. Berkeley introduced ways to utilize machine learning on the abundance of satellite imagery to generalize across varied prediction tasks, including forest cover, road length, and house prices. Others have found strategies to use deep learning to improve image recognition.

Companies are tackling business challenges related to climate change and climate action, from climate risk modeling to sustainable sourcing. They need tools and capabilities that enable them to better measure, monitor, and improve their sustainability performance.

The big picture of our blue planet

Even at the start of this new day of awareness, were seeing enterprises able to see more effects of what they do, spot more connections, and fix more problems faster. Companies like Unilever are attempting to assist in achieving deforestation in their supply chain and increase biodiversity and water usage.

Earth''s most powerful satellites are capable of accessing terabytes of images from and to any location. There are also several remote-sensing software options available as open-source software.

The proliferation of satellites, wealth of information, and massive computation are all things together, which helps us gain a deeper understanding of the natural world, complementing the way satellite systems already enable things such as global communications, driving directions, global inventory and payment systems, mining, and even archeology. It''s important to know how the world works and how it can be improved.

Creating a better environment begins with understanding our environment better. There is no technology that will have an advantage over this important goal.

Jenn Bennett, CTO''s sustainability head, has been named.

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