Digital roundtable : Do we need a numeric manager to rule our everyday lives?
Coming from the world of R&D computer science, Philippe LOUVET was Head of Innovation since 2009, then Head of Emergence Design & Homologation at SNCF Réseau (The French National Railway Company) since 2017. He put his telecom & IT expertise at the service of supervision and management of company’s innovative strategic projects. Persistent and tireless contributor to the monitoring of technological development and research, he focused on the dimension of time by entering the collaborative project SCPTime that aims to disseminate legal time to users in a secure, certified, precise and traceable way. As a member of this project – of which SNCF is solution’s demonstrator partner – he took therefore the full measure of the importance of Time and synchronization in digital world and in the industry in general, as well as all issues related to the traceability and cybersecurity of time signals.
You only have to log in and there you go: information is here in a “click”. We consume it, produce it, fake it – voluntarily or not – and exponentially feed its volume online. The web seemed to be thin and fluid when it was invented. With time, we slowly loose the grasp on its limits, its thickness and its real consistency. Artificial intelligence has supposedly entered a golden age and is now supposed to make our lives easy. Where are we really at right now? Are we adapted to this frenzy, to this quest of absolute reactivity, to this immediacy of exchanges? Is our thirst for knowledge, for progress, for success fulfilled or overloaded? Are we reduced to numeric signatures, available data combinations? Do we need a numeric manager to rule our everyday lives, to handle our planet’s resources? What about other celestial bodies?