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Words of innovation 3.0: tech experts explain!

Differentiating between virtual and augmented reality, understanding what is behind blockchain technology or the Metaverse, grasping the concepts of APIs, open source, or machine learning, all of which are mentioned in the media on a daily basis: it’s difficult! Popularizers of the tech world decipher in a simple way these technologies that contribute to the […]


Julien Chièze Artificial intelligence  /  Word of innovation

The metaverse

A possible definition of the metaverse is a future version of internet where virtual and persistent spaces are accessible through 3D interactions. It is a 3.0 web, an internet where we are not limited to clicking on links and chatting anymore, but a universe in which we can fully immerge ourselves, using virtual reality headsets. […]


Data  /  Article

Materializing data to understand it better

Physical representations have existed for millennia. Before the invention of writing, early civilizations used various objects – pebbles, ropes, etc. – to pass on information, stimulate thought, and improve cognitive ability. The most often quoted example is that of the Mesopotamian clay tokens (calculi), used in 4,000 BCE for accounting, and whose shape varied according […]


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The metaverse: the future of the internet and digital practices

The word metaverse is the new buzzword in the tech world. It embodies the Internet of the future based on various booming technologies: 3D, AR/VR, Blockchain, connectivity. But what is it really? The metaverse is a set of persistent, interconnected and immersive virtual spaces accessible online through digital avatars that share and interact with each […]


A city with 3D skyscrapers Digital culture  /  Article

Journey Through the Metaverse: Digital Twins Are Synchronizing the Physical and Virtual

A digital twin is a digital representation of real-world entities — an object, system or process — that is synchronized with the real world. With sensors that relay information and two-way Internet of Things (IoT) object connections, this technology can synchronize the digital environment with the physical world and vice versa. Any change in the […]


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Women in Tech

Women now hold only 24% of all digital jobs worldwide. Orange, attentive to diversity in each country where it operates, promotes the representation of women and men in activities related to new technologies. We are taking concrete action to change attitudes and combat stereotypes: – Offering programs such as “shadowing” allows young girls to discover, […]


Research  /  Blog

What if, one day, cash ceases to exist? Hopes and anxieties of the cashless society

This would spell the end of cash in favor of digital payments using chip-embedded bank cards or QR codes scanned on mobile phones, wristbands, or direct debits. Local currencies are gradually beginning to digitize (Blanc et al., 2020, p. 41) while cryptocurrencies, made famous with the 2009 launch of Bitcoin, and based on the blockchain […]


People are connected by light lines as a spider's web Digital culture  /  Article

Journey Through the Metaverse: Technology is Ready, But Stakeholders Need to Link Up

The digital sector’s major stakeholders agree that it is not a question of if the metaverse will become a reality, but when. From user experience and telecoms infrastructure to human-machine interfaces, the entire metaverse value chain relies on several technological building blocks. Some of these components are well advanced already, while others still need to […]


Digital culture  /  Article

A journey into the metaverse: marketing opportunities in a connected and persistent world

There is no academic consensus on the definition of the metaverse, except that it is certainly the future of the internet. Facebook, the video game Fortnite, Microsoft… Each stakeholder seems to be designing their own vision of the metaverse. For Matthew Ball, author of the book Metaverse Primer and speaker at the Orange Silicon Valley […]


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Digital learning: the health crisis imposes the virtual classroom

Training has most certainly been the HR process most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses had to abandon in-person training overnight and massively switch to online training. This paradigm shift took place precisely at a time when they had a considerable need for training. Indeed, with the generalization of teleworking, there was a need to […]


Data  /  Article

Digital identity: towards a European digital wallet?

After the European health pass that entered into force on 1st July, the European Commission is planning to set up a European digital identity wallet for the 27 Member States of the European Union as early as next year. According to the first elements revealed on June 3rd, this wallet will be accessible to all […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Open source, the key to the mobility of tomorrow: an overview of five innovations

EZ10 In this case it is the autopilot, that is the set of software and hardware components that enable the vehicle to drive autonomously in different situations, which constitutes the main technological issue, as the proper functioning of the navigation system requires it to have experienced a large number of events in a variety of […]