List of emerging technologies Agriculture Biomedical Displays Electronics Energy IT and communications Manufacturing Materials science Military Neuroscience Robotics Transport Other See also General Disruptive innovation, Industrial Ecology, List of inventors, List of inventions, Sustainable development, Technology readiness level Nano- Molecular manufacturing, Neurotechnology Bioscience Human Connectome Project Ethics Casuistry, Computer ethics, Engineering ethics, Nanoethics, Bioethics, Neuroethics, Roboethics Other Anthropogenics, Machine guidance, Radio frequency identification, National Science Foundation, Virtual reality Transport List of proposed future transport Further reading IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, & Fuertes, J. References External links
Why 'disruptive finance' has found its home in London | VentureBeat | Business | by William Bancroft This is a guest post by The Real Asset Company‘s William Bancroft We’ve all heard about the contrasts between the venture and entrepreneurial scenes in the USA and Europe. The prevailing view is that the US, especially Silicon Valley, is a more vibrant hotbed of disruption than the UK and Europe. Pools of venture money are funding U.S. start-ups, fueling a more compelling roster of Google-like successes. A sector growing outside of the USA But a certain niche has grown more mature and attractive outside of the US, and is largely focused around London. Disruptive financial services businesses seeking to revolutionize the way we move money, save and invest, trade and speculate, and generally consume financial services are finding London a more fertile environment to launch and grow. Apart from crowd-funding and P2P lending, which are established in the U.S., a number of start-ups and established businesses in London have found doing business in America to be difficult.
Resources for Curating Video Collections and Creating Custom Courses A good video can be a powerful way to help students understand new concepts or refresh their knowledge of a topic. Thanks to YouTube, Vimeo, and oodles of other sites, we can now find instructional videos for just about anything. The challenge isn’t locating videos—but keeping track of the ones that help students the most. OpenEd, a free site launched in October, claims to be the world’s largest educational resource catalog. Once you’re a registered OpenEd user—it takes less than 30 seconds—you can create courses and playlists of videos and other content in the site’s directory. Teachem, following the popular TED-Ed model, allows users to pull YouTube videos into online courses, which can be made public or private. Public Teachem courses can be accessed by anyone with the course URL. Teachem also allows for collaborative course creation. At first glance, Huzzaz, which launched in July, resembles a Pinterest for video.
Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next 23 December 2010Last updated at 02:38 By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine Cheap air travel was among the predictions (illustration from Geoffrey Hoyle's book) A 1972 book which predicts what life would be like in 2010 has been reprinted after attracting a cult following, but how hard is it to tell the future? Geoffrey Hoyle is often asked why he predicted everybody would be wearing jumpsuits by 2010. These colourful ideas from his 1972 children's book, 2010: Living in the Future, helped prompt a Facebook campaign to track him down. "I've been criticised because I said people [would] wear jumpsuits," explains Hoyle, the son of noted astronomer and science fiction author Fred Hoyle. Hoyle's book is a product of its time. Fortunately, jumpsuit proliferation has not occurred as Hoyle predicted "Most of it is based on the evolution of a political system," Hoyle notes. The author also predicted widespread use of "vision phones" and doing your grocery shopping online. Continue reading the main story
Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds Dear Reader: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds is the th installment in the National IntelligenceCouncil’s series aimed at providing a ramework or thinking about the uture. As with previouseditions, we hope that this report will stimulate strategic thinking by identiying critical trends andpotential discontinuities. We distinguish between megatrends, those actors that will likely occur under any scenario, and game-changers, critical variables whose trajectories are ar less certain.Finally, as our appreciation o the diversity and complexity o various actors has grown, we haveincreased our attention to scenarios or alternative worlds we might ace. We are at a critical juncture in human history, which could lead to widely contrasting utures.It is our contention that the uture is not set in stone, but is malleable, the result o an interplay among megatrends, game-changers and, above all, human agency. Global Trends 2030. The blog had over 140 posts and over 200 comments.
What is disruptive technology A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen coined the term disruptive technology. In his 1997 best-selling book, "The Innovator's Dilemma," Christensen separates new technology into two categories: sustaining and disruptive. Sustaining technology relies on incremental improvements to an already established technology. Disruptive technology lacks refinement, often has performance problems because it is new, appeals to a limited audience and may not yet have a proven practical application. Here are a few examples of disruptive technologies: The personal computer (PC) displaced the typewriter and forever changed the way we work and communicate. In his book, Christensen points out that large corporations are designed to work with sustaining technologies.
Crossword Puzzles 10 Big Mistakes People Make in Thinking About the Future Photo Credit: Frank Peters Being a working futurist means that I think a lot about how people think about the future. It also means spending a lot of time with people who are also thinking about their own futures. Typically, this involves a dialogue between three distinct groups. First, there's usually a small handful of very foresighted people, who are aware of their own blind spots and biases, and who are eager and open about the prospect of soaring into a wild blue sky to gather a lot of exciting new information. Second, there's a larger group of people who don't usually think at 50,000 feet -- but are willing to go there if they're with people they trust. And then there's a third small group that's very resistant to the idea that anything could or should change. 1. But the gotcha is: research by academic futurists has found that this expected future really isn't the most likely outcome at all. It's good to know what your expected future is. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
World Values Survey ICI Montreuil, le creative space XXL En janvier 2013, aux portes de Paris, est apparu ICI Montreuil, un « creative space collaboratif et solidaire » de 1 700 m² dédié aux entrepreneurs de la création. Rencontre avec le co-fondateur Nicolas Bard. Peux-tu nous raconter comment est né le projet ICI Montreuil ? J’ai travaillé pendant dix-sept ans dans le milieu de la publicité, sur les plannings stratégies, la conception de filiales anglo-saxonnes, puis j’ai fait du consulting en indépendant. On a commencé par créer la marque Made In Montreuil qui fait la promotion du meilleur de la création montreuilloise dans tous les domaines. Facebook nous a permis de vérifier l’intérêt porté à notre initiative. Les rencontres et discussions qui ont eu lieu autour de la création du guide et du livre nous ont permis d’identifier les besoins de ces créateurs et ont conduit à l’idée de créer un lieu dédié à la création. Justement est-ce que tu peux nous en dire plus sur ce lieu ? Comment se crée l’écosystème d’ICI Montreuil ?