Edgar Mondragón Tenorio
The generation of small-scale electricity through distributed energy networks has a profound positive environmental impact. A total change of paradigm in the generation of electrical energy with respect to the traditional, centralized, and costly model.
In 1854, the British mathematician George Boole argued that logical behavior can be represented and expressed mathematically, as in a system of equations. Far ahead of his time, this thinking is what has earned him consideration as the forerunner of today's computational sciences.
To think that the future is still far away is to forget that tomorrow is already the future, and we will be living it as soon as we open our eyes at dawn. In this path of technological advances, we went from having a truly pocket device that was used to make and receive calls from (almost) anywhere (1G), to being able to make up for that need by choosing to send a text message instead of calling (2G).
Since the first motor vehicles were born, the automotive industry has not stopped evolving. Let's talk about autonomous vehicles.
In 1874 French scientists installed the first sensor in history on Mont Blanc. The purpose was to obtain meteorological and snow depth data transmitted via a radio link, making this experiment the pioneer of telemetry. In 1926 Nicolas Tesla was developing projects that revolved around wireless light and radio connections (shortwave)...
The generation and use of electrical energy from renewable sources represent a viable solution to counteract the pollution produced by energy production based on the burning of fossil fuels, and to combat climate change due to the concentration of greenhouse gases.
In the last decade, the term Big data has ceased to be considered just a set of statistical techniques applied to data collection and processing mechanisms and has become an indispensable science in our daily lives.
Without realizing it, thanks to the massive consumption of fossil fuels that comes with everyone having their own car, we caused the acceleration of global warming that we are trying to combat today.
Raw materials are objects that we obtain from nature and that serve as inputs in the production of derived products. For example, cotton is the basis for the textile industry, or petroleum for the polymer industry.
As soon as we start investing, we immediately come across the first two categories that we need to know and understand before making an investment decision, especially if the objective is to preserve and grow our assets.
To make intelligent machines, to make machines think and have a cognitive process almost like that of humans, is what scientists specialized in this new branch of robotics that we know today as artificial intelligence (AI) dedicate their time to.
Mixed investment funds are funds that in their structure include fixed income instruments, such as government or corporate bonds, and equity instruments, mainly stocks or ETFs.
The genius of mathematics applied to finance was born in the state of Massachusetts, in the town of Newton, in 1938. Twenty years later, in anticipation, he was graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and, three years later, he was receiving his doctorate.
Although a bit behind the scenes, Charlie Munger is not exactly an unknown, in fact, it is thanks to his advice and vision on "value investing", that Warren Buffett changed his methodology for selecting stocks, a method without which Berkshire Hathaway would hardly be what it is today.
In the early 40's, a young boy, son of a stockbroker in Omaha, Nebraska, barely 11 years old, after studying the daily stock quotes, bought his first shares at a price of $38 dollars per share.
The magic began on December 13, 1957, when Joel Greenblatt, who would later discover the "magic formula" to beat the market, was born into a Jewish family in Great Neck, New York.
George Soros is a name that undoubtedly resonates in every part of the world. His fame transcends from Southeast Asia to North America, and he is cited, both in financial literature as a great strategist, as well as in the more eccentric conspiracy theories.
The story of Bill Ackman is not the story of a man moving from middle class to bonanza, it is rather the story of the heir building his own legacy. William Albert Ackman was born on May 11, 1966, the son of a mortgage financier and a top New York executive.
Born on October 28, 1955 to a middle-class family, the son of a lawyer and a college teacher in Seattle, William (Bill) Henry Gates III spent his early years as an ordinary child in public school through at least the sixth grade.
The mythical figure of Carl Icahn has inspired at least two endearing characters in Hollywood movies; and his investment character has earned him fame as the most ruthless man on Wall Street.
In 1953, in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stanley Druckenmiller was born on June 14. Although his early years were spent in the bosom of an average American family in the Philadelphia suburbs, the separation of his parents would force him to move with his father to New Jersey and later to Virginia.
A family sabbatical year in New Zealand was what Julian Robertson needed to clear his head and decide to start what would become one of the first and most successful hedge funds in history.
In 1987, a young Harvard student with only two years of college and 19 years of age, founded his first hedge fund in his dorm room, with the money obtained from his grandmother, friends and acquaintances.
On November 26, 1955, Catherine Duddy Wood was born in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Irish immigrants and a devout Catholic, she learned from her father, a radar system engineer, the importance of the use of technology and the impact it can have on society.
Born on June 19, 1971, in San Jose, California, victim of a cancer that caused him to lose an eye at the age of two, Michael Burry spent his childhood as a withdrawn child without many social skills.
If there is a man in this world who is not afraid of failure, it is Ray Dalio, investor, philanthropist, writer and manager of the world's largest hedge fund.
Blockchain technology has been presented as a disruptive technology that offers, mainly, security levels never seen before, necessary, and desired not only by the IT or finance industry but, in general, for any type of Industry, which makes it an incredibly versatile technology.
In 2020, one of the undisputed winners was the E-commerce sector, driven by the restrictive measures applied in all countries of the world, which promoted the closure of physical establishments to reduce waves of contagion.
Although it still sounds novel today, the truth is that the 3D printing industry has been developing for some time and is apparently reaching a certain boom period in the wake of the pandemic.
Financial technology companies or Fintech, for its acronym in English, are entities dedicated to providing the full range of financial services usually offered by traditional banking, only with the differentiator that technology is used to make these services more efficient and accessible products.
Among the wide mosaic of cryptocurrencies existing today, Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) are the undisputed leaders of the crypto world for several reasons that have made them the leading players in this new market and the favorites of investors. Let's learn a little more about these cryptocurrencies.
Vitalik Buterin designed the Ethereum platform based on blockchain technology, which means that it is also an open source and decentralized ledger just like Bitcoin, but with the intention of going beyond what the original cryptocurrency has established.
Throughout its history, the automotive industry has proven to be one of the most dynamic, adapting to the needs of each era. Looking to the future, this industry is not lagging and maintains its bet on what seems to be the next step, that is, the development of autonomous vehicles.
All the great technological changes in history did not remain stagnant or reserved in their respective areas of knowledge, but transcended and disrupted all aspects of life, profoundly transforming everyday social life.
Big Data refers to the accumulation of an enormous amount of data for study. This sounds simple but the large volume of data that is generated minute by minute is what has made Big Data more than just a set of statistical techniques and digital tools for its study.
It would be wrong to say that robotics is a new sector in its exploration, so much so that since the late 70's, robots have been incorporated, firstly, in the automotive industry, and since then to date, the applications of robotics and the sectors where it is used have multiplied.
Switzerland has been characterized by having issues such as education and technological innovation at the top of its agenda. Given the undeniable progress and expansion of Blockchain technology and its multiple applications, mainly cryptocurrencies, the Swiss government has chosen to give the green light to its adoption.
Computer-aided printing, or simply 3D printing, has represented a solution for the field of design in all its branches. Thanks to this technology, the old techniques, practically handmade, have been replaced to produce prototypes of designs and scale models, even finished products for sale.
In general terms it is simple, it refers to all technologies, software, hardware, applications, and platforms, designed to improve the experience in the teaching-learning process in educational institutions.
Perhaps the most intangible product invented by man, so much so that its name carries it, the cloud, is a market that despite being very large continues to expand and has very important upward projections, around $129,000 million dollars in preliminary revenue in 2020.
In October 2008, an individual or group of individuals who would later be known as "Satoshi Nakamoto" released the "Bitcoin" white paper”. His claim is that it will become the world's digital currency, distrusting the FIAT money backed by governments and the International Financial System (IFS).
In recent years, people and governments around the world have become aware of the environmental havoc that the excessive use of fossil fuels and petroleum derivatives has caused globally. As a result, we are beginning to move towards a profound energy change.
2020 along with so far in 2021, have been a dream season for crypto-investors. At the beginning of 2020 the price of Bitcoin hovered around $9,000 and, in 2021, it has reached over $60,000. And the question is whether this trend will be permanent or is it a speculative bubble that could eventually burst.
Almost since Bitcoin came out, it has been at the center of the debates, with positions for and against it on issues such as whether it is money or not, if it is a store of value or not, what it is backed by, if it is better than fiat money or if it is just a speculative instrument that will generate a big bubble that will burst in a negative way for all those who believe in it.
For some time now many analysts have been saying that Bitcoin is or will be digital gold. However, such a statement carries with it a great responsibility for this asset: to occupy a place like that of metal as a store of value.
Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and the gradual emergence of other cryptocurrencies, these have been gaining popularity among the common people and among traditional financial institutions, as well as among large and small investors seeking alternative returns for their capital.