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Part of I of II. 1996/1997 presented for Gov School at Monmouth University

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  1. 1. Where do you plan to spend the rest of your life? Raman Kannan DNA Laboratory, Monmouth University http://www.monmouth.edu/monmouth/academic/dna
  2. 2. Obviously...in the future.. “The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.” -- E.R. • What will it be like? • Can you make it happen? • What holds you back? • Success Stories • Failure Stories • How to think beyond? • Algorithm/Heuristics Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 2
  3. 3. What makes America? Our ability to shape the future! u Innovation in every dimension of life! u Risk taking and questioning staus quo u Freedom of thought and imagination u Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 3
  4. 4. Top Ten Future Trends High Density Energy Sources Genetic Revolution u u Digital High Definition TV Super Materials u u Smart Manufacturing Miniaturization u u Targeted drug-delivery systems Anti-Aging u u Hybrid-fuel vehicles Edutainment u u -- CIO Special Issue 1995 A Generalist List and it is too old (1995). Almost... Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 4
  5. 5. My Exotic List • Anatomical Artifacts • Machines that can think and learn • Digital Economy • Global Communication Mechanisms • Nanotechnology • Human Augmenting Technologies • Space Technologies • Small Planet Technologies • Virtual Reality • Brain Related .... I/T Skewed .... Higher Order Assistive Computing Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 5
  6. 6. Anatomical Artifacts By 2010 prototypes for artificial eyes.. Understanding images regardless of background motion, orientation, stability etc ... are some key areas that are being addressed.... IEEE Spectrum May 1996 Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 6
  7. 7. Nanotechnologies Big Blue Experiment to position individual atoms.. There are numerous web sites on NanoTechnology Entirely new artifacts are possible ... smart drugs, different kind of computers ... Moving bits without moving electrons.... etc... http://www.ubiquitous.com/nanotech/images/.. http://reality.sgi.com/whitaker/EnginesOfCreation/EOC_TOC.html Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 7
  8. 8. Combine the two.... Memory patches ... Analytical patches/tattoos Where are we headed? Now let us wait a minute... Key to leveraging the future is not to fear risk ... as we will see in part II Surfing the Sigmoid Curve Raman Kannan Monmouth University 1996, 97(c) 8

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