Future

How to Future-Proof Our Cities? 4 Key Initiatives to Increase Resilience

Our cities, vulnerable by nature and design, have generated the biggest challenge that humankind has to face. With the vast majority of the population expected to settle in urban agglomerations, rapid urbanization is going to raise the issue of adaptability with future social, environmental, technological and economic transformations. In fact, the main problematic of the decade questions how our cities will ... Read More »

IBM’s new CEO Arvind Krishna explains why practical future of quantum computing is closer than we think

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman‘s Budget speech was replete with geeky terms. One of them was quantum technology. “Quantum technology is opening up new frontiers in computing, communications, cyber security with wide-spread applications. It is expected that lots of commercial applications would emerge from theoretical constructs which are developing in this area,” Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, said. “It is proposed to ... Read More »

Urus to drive future growth of Lamborghini in India

Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini expects its premium luxury SUV Urus to drive future growth in India with the model accounting for 50 percent of its sales in the country, a senior company official said. The company, which delivered its 50th Urus in India last year, has an eight-month waiting period on the model at present. “Urus is playing ... Read More »

Nostalgia marketing: The future is here

‘Kitne aadmi the?’ Few who grew up to Hindi cinema in the 1970s could ever forget Gabbar Singh’s iconic dialogue in Sholay. In 2016, the creators of a popular advertisement for Google India counted on just that. The six-minute ad, released on YouTube and titled ‘The Hero – A Bollywood Story’, centres around an ageing cinema hall manager who almost bagged a role ... Read More »

Neighbours key for our future: Mizoram’s elder statesman

In the 1960s, Pu Bualhranga walked the hills of Myanmar and Bangladesh as a top leader of Mizo National Front then spearheading a powerful insurgent movement against India. Now in his mid-eighties, he advises his former comrades now ruling Mizoram and is treated as the wise old man who seen much ups and downs. “I have been a legislator of People’s Conference but never ... Read More »

Future Group fires 400 employees to scale down e-comm venture

Mass layoffs in India are no longer limited to only the information technology and automobile sectors, as witnessed last year. In the past couple of months, Indian companies and startups have been shedding jobs to balance their mounting financial stress. The massive layoffs are happening across segments, and this time the new-age startups are in the lead. And the list ... Read More »

Future gains prompt traders to hold cardamom stock

With cardamom arrivals continuing to remain  robust, there are reports of stock being held back in anticipation of future gains. Traders raised the suspicion that other than farmers, stockists, speculators, commodity brokers as well as a few traders are holding stock expecting better prices in the lean months of January, February and March. This is one reason for the heavy ... Read More »

Future Retail to raise up to $500 million through dollar bonds

Mumbai: Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail Ltd on Saturday said that its board has approved a fundraising plan to raise up to $500 million through dollar denominated bonds, the company said in a filing with stock exchanges. “Further to the decision taken in the Board meeting held on 12th October, 2019, the Board has reconsidered the various funding options for the acquisition of the ... Read More »

Ericsson’s ConsumerLab report predicts a future ruled by AI and VA

The report represents the predictions of 34 million early technology adopters 60% virtual assistant (VA) users believe that devices that understand our moods will be mainstream in two years, as per the ConsumerLab trend report by Ericsson. The Swedish telecommunications company in the eighth edition of its annual report evaluated consumer thoughts and predictions on near-future technology including artificial intelligence ... Read More »

Challenged by China and Russia, US builds force for future space wars

WASHINGTON: The United States has met a mounting 21st century strategic challenge from Russia and China with the creation of a full-fledged US Space Force within the Department of Defense. Acting on an ambition by President Donald Trump that had met resistance at first, the White House signalled its determination to not cede superiority in a Star Wars-like future of killer satellites and satellite-killer weapons. Trump made the ... Read More »