It’s late at night, and you’ve spent most of your weekend working on a presentation you have to give your boss tomorrow morning. Just as you go to save your work, your computer locks up. You smash your keys and hope for a miracle. Nothing happens. You realize your worst nightmare is true: your computer crashed and your work is gone. Now, imagine how much more devastating that crash would be if your computer was controlling military drones or was involved in a medical procedure. Two computer scientists at University College London are working on this problem and have designed a computer that never crashes. Rather than doing just one thing at a time like “normal” computers, their computer responds to random and unpredictable events and was made to instantly recover corrupted data. That means less frustration, more productivity and no more smashing of keys. Drones stay on course and your presentation is back, saved and all is right with the world.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.