From virtual reality healthcare to the hazards of cryptocurrency, The New Economy explores the latest technology trends in its summer issue
LONDON, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As technology rapidly advances across the globe, it’s never been more important to keep up with the latest developments. The New Economy does all this, and more, in its new summer edition – which provides perfect reading for the business leader.
In one special report, Elizabeth Matsangou looks at how virtual reality can transform healthcare and potentially improve the lives of millions around the globe. At present, it’s being used to collect vital data about Alzheimer’s through the groundbreaking game Sea Hero Quest VR. Virtual reality can also help those suffering from dementia through reminiscence therapy, which uses audiovisual cues to help patients remember their past. There are other areas in which virtual reality is proving invaluable too. Researchers in the UK, for example, are exploring how the technology can help enhance the social communication skills of people with autism. This, in turn, could help them form new relationships, find employment and lessen their anxiety in social settings.
In another feature of The New Economy, Sophie Perryer looks at cryptocurrency’s legacy. The industry has created a new class of crypto millionaires, but also consumes an extraordinary amount of energy and has a very high carbon footprint. Can the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies be stopped before it’s too late? Perryer examines the predicament in this essential issue.
Elsewhere, journalist Barclay Ballard explores the potential of deep-sea mining. While mankind has been set upon exploring the galaxy, the bottom of the ocean has remained relatively untapped as a resource, though it offers a wealth of rare minerals. These could power the future global economy, but at what cost?
Later on in The New Economy, Courtney Goldsmith probes into the tricky area of mind-reading technology, which attracts huge debate around its bioethical implications, but could also have extremely positive consequences for society.
To discover more about the latest technology and other forms of innovation, make sure to pick up the latest issue of The New Economy, available online, in print and on mobile now.
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