Q: What technology will soon change our world?
“The wearable computer will send information via eyewear or contact lenses directly onto the retina and into your hearing via earpieces. The next step, about a decade hence, will include direct implants to the brain, musculature, endocrine system and senses. Nanoscale devices swimming through your bloodstream will scour your vascular system and scan for early-stage cancer. [It] will make you smarter, stronger and healthier.”
CEO, New Market Partners
“A car that’s smarter than I am. Next-generation technology will be used not only for autonomous vehicle propulsion and navigation but also to intelligently regulate traffic flows, alert drivers of impending accidents and educate us as we drive. Just imagine the impact on your personal commute.”
COO, xByte Technologies
“3D printing [will enable us to create] a three-dimensional object from a computer-generated design by applying the proper additive to a machine that could be as small as your desktop printer. These devices, additives and software can be purchased for a few thousand dollars, [allowing] nearly anyone to become his own manufacturer.”
“Mobile medical technology (MMT) empowers users to control their own health through personal devices such as smartphones. Information can be provided to caregivers, family—even doctors. Imagine skipping a pill, then getting an immediate call or text from loved ones, or having a mobile sensor tell you that the pollen count will aggravate your allergies, or alerting you that you’re days away from a potential stroke. The medical device and diagnostic market will pass $360 billion by 2015.”
“The first wave of Internet was about getting people to talk to each other. The second will be getting things to talk to each other. Many believe that Internet of Things (loT) will outgrow the traditional Internet in less than a decade. Health, manufacturing, automobile, energy, environment and communications will be transformed. IoT is expected to generate at least $613 billion in global corporate profits this year and perhaps 50 billion objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020. Suppose you get a heart attack on a trip. Your pacemaker sends the info to the cockpit of your car, which will park itself thanks to its smart sensing devices and send an alarm and your medical data to the nearest emergency room.”