Category Archives: Technology Foresignt

Disruptive Technology Timeline

Gonna be a good one. Will be done next month and published early January.

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Roadmap of Disruptive Technologies

I’m doing another one despite the fact that I said I couldn’t and wouldn’t. Yes, I know you can’t read it. That’s because it’s not ready.

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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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  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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