Istanbul Gelisim University IISBF SosyoCom: Monthly Events and News Bulletin (Issue 2, February 2021)
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10 Breakthrough Technologies in 2020 - A list of 10 breakthrough technologies prepared by MIT Technology Review in 2020 is below. Unbreakable Internet: An internet based on quantum physics will soon enable inherently secure communication. A team led by Stephanie Wehner, at the Delft University of Technology, is building a network connecting four cities in the Netherlands entirely by means of quantum technology. Messages sent over this network will be unhackable. Hyper-Personalized Medicine: Some genetic diseases are so rare that there is not enough information for the treatment of these diseases. Therefore, it is also difficult to move forward concerning the treatment of these diseases. At this point, new personalized drugs are being designed to treat these genetic disorders. Digital Money: Various altcoins began to enter the market. For a long time, news began to be made about Libra, which is expected to be launched by Facebook in 2021. Then the Estonian Government started to produce crypto money under the name Estcoin. Bitcoin has also started to receive huge investments. In Turkey, the Biga Project and Central Bank start to work with steps to accelerate the transition to a digital money system. Anti-Ageing Drugs: Trying to prevent a natural ageing process in the body, this technology has begun to be tested in humans. These drugs are not for longevity, but they are aimed at slowing (or reversing) the ageing process and treating illness in elderliness. It will be possible to prevent the ageing process thanks to drugs called senolytics, which give positive results in experiments on animals in 2019. This also raises hope for preventing various diseases such as dementia, heart ailments and similar diseases that increase with age. Because "zombie" cells are formed in our bodies before old age. The new generation of technology seems to the war on these zombie cells. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Discovered Molecules: Scientists are now using AI to discover new drug-like compounds. The cost of commercializing a new drug is on average $ 2.5 billion. One reason is that the process of discovering promising molecules is extremely difficult. At this point, machine learning tools can make the discovery of molecules that could potentially be transformed into life-saving drugs faster and cheaper.
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