FT Tech 4.0 is a video channel exploring the future of industry, business and society, explored through the technological shifts transforming them - from AI and autonomous vehicles, to drones and digital trade. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and expert insights from PwC
As digital innovation evolves at an unprecedented pace, this series explores the technological shifts transforming industry, business and society
Imagine slipping on a smartphone-connected headset to explore holiday options and taking a seamless virtual-reality tour of a beach resort in Phuket – all courtesy of an online travel agent, who has paid for the cost of transmitting the data.
A raft of new technologies is set to fundamentally change the way we live, work and relate to one another. Individually, each piece of tech is a game changer. Collectively, they’re revolutionary. Explore the infographic.
It may seem hard to believe but for every person who benefits from taking one of the top 10 selling medical drugs in the US, far more people - between one in four and one in 25, depending on the drug - see no benefit whatsoever.
Space junk is a massive challenge for a fast-growing satellite industry worth billions of dollars. There are hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk whizzing around in earth’s orbit and even a fleck of paint can do serious damage.
High performance tyres are still made predominantly from natural rubber, but some experts predict shortages as soon as the 2030s. Now, tyre companies and researchers are looking for alternatives, which include Russian dandelions and the Guayule shrub, as
Christine Korwin-Szymanowska, Partner at Strategy& believes the global insurance industry is on the cusp of a seismic transformation, estimating the value of disruption coming to the UK insurance sector to be worth £30bn.
Almost every day in London's Square Mile, brokers clutching bulky folders stuffed with paper documents and files criss-cross the busy streets en route to one of the city's insurance markets to discuss policies for their commercial clients.
Sweeping advances in manufacturing, transport and broadband capacity are creating waves of change across the globe. Soon these industries will meet, in a confluence of technologies that is set to trigger a tipping point.
Elon Musk hopes to revolutionise public transport with Hyperloop - a system capable of speeds of more than 1200 kilometres per hour with zero emissions. Musk’s company Space X is running a student competition to advance the technology.
Many patients forget to take their medicine, but as FT science commentator Anjana Ahuja explains, now there’s a pill that ‘knows’ when it’s been swallowed. It can send a time-stamped signal to the patient, and with consent, their doctor.
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