10+ Reasons to be excited about the next Decade ~5500 years of writing 570  years of the printing press Few decades of the...
Ubiquitous Computing <ul><li>Processors in everything, eg. appliances
Cloud Computing
Transparent transistors </li></ul>
Quantum Computing <ul><li>Could see a working system in a decade
In comparison to conventional computers, we are at the point of inventing the transistor </li></ul>
Revolution in Physics <ul><li>Higgs Boson
Gravity Waves
Supersymmetry </li></ul>
Modeling Human Intelligence <ul><li>Human Connectome
Silicon Brain Modeling
Natural Language Machine communication </li></ul>
Nootropics (Smart Drugs) Drugs designed to increase general intelligence, enhance memory, speed up thought, improve sleep,...
Robotics <ul><li>Poised for a revolution, like PC’s in the 90’s
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  1. 1. 10+ Reasons to be excited about the next Decade ~5500 years of writing 570 years of the printing press Few decades of the computer and internet We have barely begun to see the changes that will take place! Welcome to the Information Age!
  2. 2. Ubiquitous Computing <ul><li>Processors in everything, eg. appliances
  3. 3. Cloud Computing
  4. 4. Transparent transistors </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quantum Computing <ul><li>Could see a working system in a decade
  6. 6. In comparison to conventional computers, we are at the point of inventing the transistor </li></ul>
  7. 7. Revolution in Physics <ul><li>Higgs Boson
  8. 8. Gravity Waves
  9. 9. Supersymmetry </li></ul>
  10. 10. Modeling Human Intelligence <ul><li>Human Connectome
  11. 11. Silicon Brain Modeling
  12. 12. Natural Language Machine communication </li></ul>
  13. 13. Nootropics (Smart Drugs) Drugs designed to increase general intelligence, enhance memory, speed up thought, improve sleep, etc Growing awareness and acceptance – more acceptance than steroids
  14. 14. Robotics <ul><li>Poised for a revolution, like PC’s in the 90’s
  15. 15. Dropping prices of sensors with increased computing power </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ripening of the Genetics Revolution <ul><li>Stem cell </li><ul><li>differentiating into ordinary cells
  17. 17. creating pluripotent cells from ordinary cells
  18. 18. Regenerative medicine / Cloning </li></ul><li>Cheap DNA Sequencing </li><ul><li>cost dropping by a factor of 10 yearly
  19. 19. artificial genetics
  20. 20. Epigenetics </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Astronomy <ul><li>Exo-planets
  22. 22. Dark Matter / Dark Energy
  23. 23. New and better telescopes </li></ul>
  24. 24. Neural Control / Bio-interfaces <ul><li>Next Generation Prosthetics
  25. 25. Beginnings of computer/brain interfaces
  26. 26. Augmented Reality </li></ul>
  27. 27. Information changes Society and Government <ul><li>Decline in Privacy
  28. 28. Govt.s struggle with Wikileak clones
  29. 29. Copyright struggles with technology DESIGNED to share information </li></ul>
  30. 30. also..... <ul><li>Space Tourism
  31. 31. Electric Cars
  32. 32. Decline of the Operating System
  33. 33. E-books
  34. 34. Ultracapacitors
  35. 35. Tritium Batteries ?
  36. 36. The Age of the Amateur </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul>On the increase ... <li>Online Shopping
  38. 38. GPS
  39. 39. Wireless
  40. 40. Mobile Web </li></ul>
  41. 41. This is going to be a very exciting decade!

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