By Milica D. Djekic
It seems the digital systems have become a buzzword of today, but that paradigm has its roots deeply in the past. Everything has begun with the 3rd industrial revolution that occurred around the World War 2 in the previous century. In order to get the war the opponents in that conflict had worked hard to develop technologically superior weapon. The 20th century was a time of the genius minds and many futurists predict that the ongoing 21st century will be an era of the skillful people. In other words, the biggest discoveries have happened through the industrialization epoch and even now we need to dig deep in order to find the novel roads in the existing knowledge of math and science. The digital electronics is based on the set theory where we have only two elements in the set. Those factors could be 0 and 1; true and false; or on and off. Also, there are so many logic gates and circuits that operate at the low voltage. The epochal discoveries are still possible, but at this stage – we need how to overuse what we have at the moment. In other words, in order to define the new ways we need to be ingenious and apparently; this century could be time of lot transformations and looking outside of the box. Indeed, everything is already here and all we need is to correlate the stuffs into order that will give the best feasible performances. It’s for kids; many would say. Literally, it is! If we want to be a better civilization we need to put aside our egos and start to play following the rules of so child-like game. Such a game can differently be called the science. It’s time to say goodbye to conflicts and open up the new chapter of the life on the Earth. How? Maybe digital electronics can support us in that mission.
Even laics will know that digital solutions are nowadays equal to cyber industry endeavors. The 4th industrial revolution is about cyber-physical systems and those technologies also apply the Binary Algebra. It’s all about playing with 0s and 1s using mathematical logics that can provide answers to many questions. Remember the cyber world also exists on that frequency and if we mean computers, internet and mobile technologies by cyber it’s clear why it’s all around digitalization. Even the Internet of Things exchanges the information between devices coping with 0s and 1s. There are too many questions in this world which answers we do not know, but if we continue wondering as the kids we will recognize the solutions are here – just around the corner. In such a sense, we need a good learning curve as well as problem solving skill in order to make a progress in our never ending explorations. According to a definition, the engineers are those folks that will always look outside of the box and sooner or later someone will come with some idea that will open us so many new doors and make us smarter than ever. The point is clear, is not it?
As we said at the beginning, it’s all about the skill. Maybe at this level we will talk about the problem solving skill, but if we turn on our brains we will realize that there is the entire new horizon of ideas that should be applied properly. In other words, it’s all about putting things into accurate way and once the cubes find the logical order they will give the best possible performances offering us a chance to deal with the optimum of something. Definitely, it’s time to wake up and begin thinking ingeniously as our civilization would leave behind itself the wars and choose the progress as the only natural future.
About the Author
Milica D. Djekic is an Independent Researcher from Subotica, the Republic of Serbia (Europe). She received her engineering background from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She writes for some domestic and overseas presses and she is also the author of the book “The Internet of Things: Concept, Applications and Security” and “The Insider’s Threats: Operational, Tactical and Strategic Perspective” being published in 2017 and 2021 respectively with the Lambert Academic Publishing. Milica is also a speaker with the BrightTALK expert’s channel and Cyber Security Summit Europe being held in 2016 as well as CyberCentral Summit 2019 being one of the most exclusive cyber defense events in Europe. She is the member of an ASIS International since 2017 and contributor to the Cyber Defense Magazine since 2014 and the Australian Cyber Security Magazine since 2018. Milica’s research efforts are recognized with Computer Emergency Response Team for the European Union (CERT-EU), Censys Press, BU-CERT UK and EASA European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation (ECCSA). Her fields of interests are cyber defense, technology and business. Milica is a person with disability.