...whose solutions will require unprecedented global cooperation
Despite efforts to turn the tide, we are facing a period of substantial
Source: Columbia University
...and upheavals are not limited to the environment:
Economic power is shifting from West to East...
with Asian and Latin American economies showing increasing economic drive,
entrepreneurial spirit and innovation
...while debt-ridden developed nations struggle
with anemic economic growth or stagnation
The USA will lose its position of dominance in technology and innovation
to be eclipsed by countries such as China, Korea and Taiwan
Source: National Science Board, 2010
Asia is taking the lead in the global green technology race
supported by effective collaboration between enterprise and government
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Clean Energy Investment - in $Billion
(Source: Pew Charitable Trusts)
In our personal and business lives,
online and offline worlds will increasingly converge...
As smart systems begin to disrupt industries with multitudes of sensors
which will turn into ‘smart dust’ in the not too distant future...
But humans are in many ways the best sensors of all...
All of it and more generating zettabytes of data...
(a zettabyte is 1 trillion gigabytes)
...to be stored in the ‘cloud’
and to optimize all types of systems and processes