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Map of Global Mega Trends

Here you go then. Use this link to get to a high resolution version. A3, A1 and rather wonderful AO sized copies on paper are available upon request (no charge except for print, post and a cardbaord tube). See you … Continue reading

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Graph of the Month

Just been looking at the future of batteries and this little gem popped into view from the Scientific American. Full article and explanation right here.

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Emerging Technology Timeline

  Just had two portrait versions of the tech timeline added. One is neon out of black (above) the other has a white background. Get in touch if you want high-resolution printable versions or A3 paper copies.

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新兴科技时间轴(2014——2030+)

  这是和帝国理工大学技术预测同行们(尤其是阿莱克斯·阿亚德(Alex Ayad),但是在后期也要特别感谢克里斯·哈利(Chris Haley))共同创作的新型科学和技术时间轴。上面是图表完工时的图片。我们对于是否把“移动电话数量超过人口”列为“当下”讨论了很久,但是电话用户超过69亿人,已经很接近人口总数了。 请点击本段最后的链接,下载适合打印的高分辨率PDF版本(建议用彩色A3或更大纸张打印)。在一周左右时间内,将会有图表的纸质打印版。在本博文底部是一些展示该图表是如何创建的图片,以及图表是如何演进的。新兴科技-5 至于图表上有什么,有5个关键大技术:数字技术(主要是信息技术)、生物技术、纳米技术、神经技术和绿色技术(有时被称为清洁技术)。 我们把图表分成3个时间区域。第一个区域是“当下”,我们定义为现在或附近(2014-2015),同时至少1000个实际例子(事件可能是一次性出现的事,但是创新一般至少要有1000个实际例子才会纳入表中)。“很有可能”是第二个区域,被定义为2015-2030。第三个区域是“有可能”,被定义为从2030年往后可能出现的事。图表的绝大部分都是严肃的,但是我们没能抗拒在一些区域娱乐一下的冲动 希望你们都喜欢它,如果你觉得它有意思或者有用的话,请和他人分享。请注意本时间轴的出版是基于知识共享许可的,所以你可以在未询问情况下将其用于商业目的或者制作不同版本。但是如果使用时能链接回我们的初始版本,我们将感激不尽。 至于每条线上有什么,这里是清单: 绿色技术 当下 廉价太阳能聚集器 绝缘气凝胶建筑 振动能量采集 社区电网 能回应指令的家用电器 LED路灯 电网规模贮存 家庭电厂(冷热电联供系统) 智能仪表 藻类生质燃料 绿色技术 很有可能 超级电容车 消费者即时定价 100%淘汰白炽灯 氢的人工光合作用 合成飞机燃料 周围的射频能量采集 束能量用于生态监测和军事无人机 大规模的碳捕捉和碳贮存 摩天大楼上的透明(有机)太阳能电池 生物可降解电池 自主车辆专用车道 电动车辆路上感应充电 超市合成肉 绿色技术 有可能 行波反应堆 燃料电池驱动的轻型客机 … Continue reading

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Emerging tech timeline

If you want to print, this is the file to use. Also very final version. We are printing one 3m x 2m for an emerging tech conference at Imperial so good for larger sizes. PDF download here (3.8 meg) EmergingScienceTech-FINAL

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Roadmap of Emerging Science & Tech

Getting closer, but we’re not quite there. The debate is no longer about context, but style! The lines and colours aren’t quite right (that’s a design background for you).

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New timeline of emerging science & technologies

                Almost there! BTW, had a brainwave this morning. In Future Files (2007) I used ‘GRIN Technologies’ to denote the key emerging trends in science & technology (Genetics, Robotics, Internet and Nanotech). So … Continue reading

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Signs of the future

I try not to post more than once a day, but this is so good and related not only to my top extinctions list but also to the timeline of emerging technologies, which is coming out very soon. Click on … Continue reading

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Map of emerging science & technology

Seems my trends & technology timeline from 2010 has made it to Iran (above). BTW, my new emerging technologies timeline that I’m doing with Imperial College is done (below) and now just needs some design polish. It has been thought … Continue reading

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Technology Foresight

Some crowd-sourced timelines coming out of the Imperial College technology foresight event last week. First (red) is for cloud-based energy storage, second (yellow) is on designing materials on demand, third (blue) is the merging of life and technology and fourth … Continue reading

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