These Companies With A Futuristic Concept

Companies are becoming more and more innovative in terms of technology projecting us into the future. These ideas from the American blockbuster can be scary, but really settle down as a possible future within everyone’s reach. These 5 companies have made technology their market to the delight of Matrix and Star Wars fans.

Bell, The Flying Taxi

Bell, an American company, has teamed up with Uber to present its concept of the flying taxi. A very futuristic idea allowing to move in a luxurious environment. This flying cabin with a very futuristic look could well satisfy the users. It accommodates up to 4 passengers and has all the design and comfort of a luxury car. The technology does not stop there, users will be able to take advantage of an internet connection to surf social networks, launch a videoconference., listen to music and many other things. Defined as an electric helicopter, the craft still looks like a car from the greatest science fiction films. The objective of this company is to design air transport accessible to all to avoid the usual traffic jams. This Bell brand taxi concept aims to differentiate itself from its competitors by developing an offer adapted to all budgets.

Gemalto, The Biometric Payment Card

Gemalto was recently selected by the “Bank of Cyprus” to launch the first payment card with a biometric sensor. This card allows you to pay using fingerprints instead of a PIN code. The technology makes payments with or without contacts only compatible on terminals installed in Cyprus. The card made up of a biometric sensor is presented as a new technology following on from Apple Pay. For total security, biometric data is stored only on the card, preventing any falsification of the means of payment. In the event of a problem, the PIN code is always available. Biometric technologies are emerging in the market and are taking hold as futuristic feats.

Thync Helmet, Change Your Moods

Technological innovations fascinate the greatest number, which can sometimes inspire series like Black Mirror where its exploitation on humans is criticized. The futuristic concept of the Thync helmet can be reminiscent of a famous episode of the British series. This helmet, which already happens to be a reality, allows you to change your mood thanks to electrodes stimulating the brain. The system then produces a calming or energizing effect on the person, so far nothing extraordinary and futuristic. The concept goes further thanks to an application to control emotions. This technology is part of a futuristic concept by this notion of control and command of the human being. Innovations developed on the human brain often give rise to many ethical and mental well-being questions.

Matrix Powerwatch, Thermoelectricity

Smartwatches have become a very lucrative market since the launch of the Apple Watch. Always connected to all the characteristics of our body and our smartphone, that of Matrix PowerWatch stands out from the competition. Thanks to thermoelectricity, recharging your watch with the heat of your body becomes possible. This watch works with thermoelectricity, that is to say the heat of our body reconverted into electricity then recharging the watch. Its name clearly inspired by the movie Matrix alludes to its futuristic character presenting us as supermen. This innovative concept, noticed at CES 2018, has had a real effect on investors. The technologies of the future are a booming market and research wants to go beyond its limits.

Hyperloop One, The Super-Fast Train

Becoming very famous, this concept launched by Elon Musk presents a magnetic levitation train (producing a magnetic field between the rails and the train, causing it to levitate). These are capsules carrying passengers propelled at over 1,200 km / hour, almost reaching the speed of the sound barrier. This technical feat is about to become real and tests should be carried out in France during the coming years. Hyperloop one, the company developing the concept, ensures that it can do a Los Angeles / San Francisco, that is to say 600Km in the space of 30 min. Such an innovation is part of a revolution in the field of transport. The American company Hyperloop One has now been able to raise more than $ 160 million from numerous investors such as SNCF.“Ultimately, the Hyperloop will have the speed of an airplane, the comfort of a car, the simplicity of an elevator and the speed of a metro system” .

The Hyperloop revolution is still difficult to implement because it requires many technologies for the realization of the project, in particular for the magnetic levitation within the tube.

Why Is Digitalization The Best Alternative To Outsourcing?

Outsourcing often seems to be the panacea: the best value for money. This again seems to be the best solution to improve manual and repetitive processes. While it can sometimes be beneficial, outsourcing can lead to constraints and problems that, at first glance, are not obvious. Digitization is an important process that must be entrusted to a company specializing in the subject.

Lack Of Skills Internally

There are many reasons why a manager might think of outsourcing certain tasks. Teams may lack certain skills, or simply, as the amount of work increases, it becomes necessary to outsource. In addition, tasks like manual data entry are time consuming and repetitive. This consumes the energy and the production force of the teams to the detriment of tasks that produce useful wealth for the company.

Outsourcing then appears to be the ideal solution to compensate for these internal gaps or hiccups. But it is a complex operation requiring the precise search for companies capable of meeting the needs of each company with a strict level of quality. Which tasks to outsource and which company to choose? These questions are important to ask yourself before embarking on the adventure of outsourcing.

Digitizing internally is a good alternative. Your digitalized processes are internal, your teams formerly mobilized for their execution, now have a control role and devote the rest of the time to actions that are more important for your core business.

Outsourcing That Makes The Company Dependent On The External

The value of a business is generally based on its ability to control all of its processes and production steps. In this way, all stages of production can be modified if necessary, monitored and adapted according to customer needs.

By outsourcing this part of your business, you depend on the outside. However, making your business dependent on another company that will have access to your customers’ data is not good publicity for you and will not reassure your customers.

The external service provider will be in full control of the delivery of the expected service (time, quality etc.), and you will not know what happened to the data sent for processing.

The Risk Of Losing Control

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that no market is immune. A business can suddenly find itself in trouble and turn an entire market upside down. In the case of an outsourcing provider, it is taking the risk that the company is no longer able to provide the expected service and one thing leading to another, this can have serious consequences on your own business.

Digitizing internally allows you to keep permanent control over your activities. You will be dependent on yourself and will be able to keep an eye on the progress of the processing of each of your documents. Implementing automation software also guarantees you safer and more reliable operation.


A Quality That Can Be Affected

Having a task outsourced can affect the quality of your service. Internally, you are well aware of the level of requirements of each of your clients. The converse is not true for the outside company which does not know the specifications of your customers. Certain requirements will be treated as standards and thus put you at odds with your customers.

Your supplier may also be affected by external factors affecting the quality of the service due to you. You may not be kept informed of these changes: for example an influx of orders from your supplier revising the entire order of priority.

Using in-house digitalizing software gives you the ability to prioritize and personalize tasks for each client. Some will want to extract such and such fields while others want to extract different fields. You can adapt the extraction on a case-by-case basis, respect the instructions and specifications while having control over any occasional modifications.