Category Archives: Disruptive Technologies

Emirates thinks robots, AI and big data can improve the airport experience

Emirates thinks robots, AI and big data can improve the airport experience

Team Tematica logs plenty of air miles each year, and we would love to see a more stream lined way to getting not only in and out of the airport, but on and off the airplane as well. It seems, we’re not alone in that thinking and now Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier, is […]

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AR and VR spend projected to reach $27 billion this year

AR and VR spend projected to reach $27 billion this year

On the heels of Apple’s WWDC 2018 that unveiled a new ARKit 2.0 that will bring will jump start applications utilizing Augment Reality (AR) across Apple’s more than 1 billion iOS devices, we are apt to see more apps rolling out those features. While the WWDC demo showcased multigame playing with Lego, there have been a […]

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Verizon taps augmented reality and virtual reality apps for training

Verizon taps augmented reality and virtual reality apps for training

Use for new and Disruptive Technologies tend to crop in some unexpected places, but they usually help pave the way for greater adoption. One such use for augmented and virutal reality apps is in worker training. Carrying out these tasks in the virtual world leads to not only savings, but it also allows for the […]

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Apple making the iPhone even more connected

Apple making the iPhone even more connected

The iPhone is not only one of the most addictive devices around, something that is becoming even more so thanks to Fortnite, it is also one of the most connected. As tends to be the case, however, Apple will lag the overall market with features until a tipping point is at hand. It appears that […]

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Target adds AR, but still focused on stores

Target adds AR, but still focused on stores

Target has been one of those retailers that in our view has been lost between the shift to digital commerce offerings from Amazon (AMZN) and club/warehouse ones from Costco Wholesale (COST) and others. What we find interesting is how Target continues to baby step its way into the Connected Society with GPS maps being deployed […]

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Even Buffett acknowledges the coming disruption of driverless cars and the auto insurance industry

Even Buffett acknowledges the coming disruption of driverless cars and the auto insurance industry

Technology tends to bring disruption, and more often than not disruption upends existing business models often times with a ripple effect in tow. Many people tend to think of direct impact, while we here at Tematica think of that as well as the second and third derivatives to be had. Maybe its the fact that […]

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Politics and Technology Impact Gun Sales

Politics and Technology Impact Gun Sales

The thematic investing approach we utilize at Tematica Research focuses on identifying sustainable market shifts that come about due to shifting economics, demographics, psychographics, technologies, mixed with regulatory mandates and other forces. This week, we see all of these factors wrapped up in our Safety & Security investment theme in a decline in gun sales, […]

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Car Maker Renault Acquires . . . a Magazine Company?

Car Maker Renault Acquires . . . a Magazine Company?

We’ve spent our fair share of time looking into the future of autonomous vehicles — the technology behind them, the players that are making it happen and the implications this new technology could have on everything from the car manufacturers to parking systems to rental car companies. One comment, in particular, stands out from our special […]

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Amazon adds payments to Alexa skill sets

Over the last year, we’ve seen considerable progress in the use of voice interface technology, due in part to the success of Amazon’s (AMZN) Alexa, but also efforts by Alphabet and to a lesser extent Apple. Like most Disruptive Technologies, we are seeing the use cases continue to expand and ripple across our Cashless Consumption […]

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Is Our Connected Society a Little Too Connected?

Is Our Connected Society a Little Too Connected?

Mobile phones are making our Connected Society ever more connected as we become increasingly obsessed with that precious device. It is the first thing many of us look at in the morning and the last thing at night, but there is ample opportunity for a lot more folks around the world to join us addicts!

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