Future Technology

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A conversation about interesting future technology, by Glen Hiemstra, futurist speaker and Founder, Futurist.com. Presented to a Technology Executive Roundtable conducted by Woods Creek Consulting, in Bellevue, Washington, March 2009. The program was video-intensive and several slides are only transitions into videos, not viewable here. For more info contact www.futurist.com

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Future Technology

  1. 1. Toward 2020: Interesting Tech ©
  2. 2. Business Week: 20 Inventions for Next 10 Years Ocean-driven hydropower Smarter crowdsourcing   Miniaturized medical devices Social media literacy   3D Printing New banking systems from   individual to the top of the global Even smarter apps for mobile  devices Pop-up businessess  Next-gen biofuels Reformed urban transit systems   - featuring shared electric Electric avenues - network of  vehicles for last mile auto charging stations Cure for Alzheimer’s  Truly on-demand  entertainment Pop-up housing  Nanotech computing Super high-speed internet   Learning to feel the force - Supercharged batteries -   mind control of objects nanobatteries Body power - generating local Cure for cancer   electricity based on biology ©
  3. 3. What Is Your Image Of The Future? ©
  4. 4. What Is Your Image Of The Future? ©
  5. 5. A Survey from TrendWatching® Trendwatching.com ©
  6. 6. People formerly known as consumers It’s only just begun Based on Trendwatching.com ©
  7. 7. Twitter: Next Thing or Tipping Point to a Meaning-Free Future? 5 ©
  8. 8. Lesson 4: Energy and Environment Tipping Points are changing everything ©
  9. 9. 2008 IEA World Energy Outlook 50 mbd additional output needed by 2020 ©
  10. 10. Solar Future ©
  11. 11. Nanotechnology Not just small things, but things with different properties because of nanoscale ©
  12. 12. Konarka Technologies, Technology Review July/August 2004 © NanoSolar.com
  13. 13. Nanobatteries Altairnano ©
  14. 14. ©
  15. 15. UCSD: PC of 2015 One Hundred Million Pixels Connected at 10Gbps ©
  16. 16. AORTA Technology Rules 6th Sense ©
  17. 17. 6th Sense ©
  18. 18. Intrago Mobility ©
  19. 19. ©
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  21. 21. Knowledge Value Economy Rapid Debt Innovation Drag Technology Convergence It’s what Global Product or Learning Service Competition Knows ©
  22. 22. Three Future Questions What is  Probable?  What is Possible?  What is Preferred? ©
  23. 23. Smart Money: Innovations that would change the world?  Nano-solar and nano-batteries at economical level  Wireless nano-paper that delivers all content  Nano-med machines, devices  Singularity-level AI  Physics discovery such as tapping dark matter or zero point energy ©
  24. 24. Paradigm: The way we do things around here We should move To…  We should move From…  ©
  25. 25. The future is something we do. The future is not something that just Glen Hiemstra happens to us. Futurist.com ©

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