10 Tech-Trends 2015 – by Spektrum

1. Reprogrammable Cells, clones & other materials (bio, nano,…) against virus, cancer, … Mikrofluidikforschung, sowie dem Biotech-Pionier Robert S. Langer arbeitet – entwickelte einen so genannten Silizium-Glas-Mikrochip, in den Nanokanäle geätzt sind, durch die dann die Zellen strömen.
2. Transparent Creatures, clarity tech & other living things (animals, alien beings,…plastination)
3. Organic powered fuel cells – driven by spit,…
4. Flexible Super Displays – improve eyesight by contact lenses to glasses for aging-society,…
5. Constructive (Duro)plastics – ultra hard, recyclable polymeres, …
6. Wireless charging – with sound waves
7. Batteries – capture low-energy sources (heat,…thermo-electric)
8. Video cam(eras) for micro-worlds (holographics, nanoparticles, …)
9. blocks in atomic size (graphs, … in lego modules)
Neo-DNA Epigenetic, EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)-Machines,…

10 Tech-Trends 2015 – by Spekrum

10 Tech-Trends 2015 – by Spekrum

1. Reprogrammable Cells, clones & other materials (bio, nano,…) against virus, cancer, … Mikrofluidikforschung, sowie dem Biotech-Pionier Robert S. Langer arbeitet – entwickelte einen so genannten Silizium-Glas-Mikrochip, in den Nanokanäle geätzt sind, durch die dann die Zellen strömen.
2. Transparent Creatures, clarity tech & other living things (animals, alien beings,…plastination)
3. Organic powered fuel cells – driven by spit,…
4. Flexible Super Displays – improve eyesight by contact lenses to glasses for aging-society,…
5. Constructive (Duro)plastics – ultra hard, recyclable polymeres, …
6. Wireless charging – with sound waves
7. Batteries – capture low-energy sources (heat,…thermo-electric)
8. Video cam(eras) for micro-worlds (holographics, nanoparticles, …)
9. blocks in atomic size (graphs, … in lego modules)
Neo-DNA Epigenetic, EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)-Machines,…

10 Tech-Trends 2015 – by Spekrum

Forecasts 2015 – by World Future Society

1. Thanks to big data, the environment around you will anticipate your every move.
2. We will revive recently extinct species.
3. By 2020 populations will shrink, and wealth will shrink with them.
4. Doctors will see brain diseases many years before they arise.
5. Buying and owning things will go out of style.
6. Quantum computing could lead the way to true artificial intelligence.
7. Phytoplankton death will further disrupt aquatic ecosystems.
8. The future of science is in the hands of crowdsourcing amateurs.
9. Fusion-fueled rockets could significantly reduce the potential time and cost of sending humans to Mars.
10. Atomically precise manufacturing will make machinery, infrastructure, and other systems more productive and less expensive.

Forecasts 2015 – by World Future Society

Forecasts 2015 – by World Future Society

1. Thanks to big data, the environment around you will anticipate your every move.
2. We will revive recently extinct species.
3. By 2020 populations will shrink, and wealth will shrink with them.
4. Doctors will see brain diseases many years before they arise.
5. Buying and owning things will go out of style.
6. Quantum computing could lead the way to true artificial intelligence.
7. Phytoplankton death will further disrupt aquatic ecosystems.
8. The future of science is in the hands of crowdsourcing amateurs.
9. Fusion-fueled rockets could significantly reduce the potential time and cost of sending humans to Mars.
10. Atomically precise manufacturing will make machinery, infrastructure, and other systems more productive and less expensive.

Forecasts 2015 – by World Future Society

Outlook 2015 – by World Future Society

I. WORK AND THE ECONOMY
II. INNOVATION AND EXPLORATION
III. ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES
IV. POLICY, GOVERNANCE, AND WORLD AFFAIRS

I. WORK AND THE ECONOMY
– Two billion jobs will disappear by 2030.
– Climate change could increase the costs of doing business; it could also offer more business opportunities.
– Advances in artificial intelligence could create a rapidly accelerating economy, but one that pushes more human workers aside.
– Teachers may be glad to be replaced by machines when it comes to grading papers. And AI will offer fairer, faster scoring.
– A looming pension crisis could engulf state and local governments.
– The talent shortage in the United States and other developed countries will grow, as baby boomers retire and younger workers fail to pick up the needed skills.
– Knowledge workers, say goodbye to IT departments.
II. INNOVATION AND EXPLORATION
– Computers will perfectly understand our words—and may use them against us.
– Soldiers will gird up in iron suits. So will elderly civilians.
– Computer chips will shrink to the size of dust—and become just as ubiquitous.
– Hybrid materials will blend the properties of living and nonliving things.
– Drones will become vital tools for environmental management and protection.
– Plants that “talk” to us could become our allies in ecosystem monitoring.
– Smarter sex toys: The technologies of intimacy will become more interactive—and more intimate
– Microbes will help us colonize space.
– Teleportation is getting closer, photon by photon.
– The path to Mars goes through the Moon first.
– If extraterrestrial life is out there, we will develop the tools to find it.
III. ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES
– More animal species will go extinct wherever human population density increases.
– More power for more people will strain electricity supplies. Increasing demand may drive development of renewables.
– Many forests will grow old before their time.
– Plants will offset some climate change by ingesting more carbon dioxide.
– Biomass could become a staple transportation-fuel source.
– Mega-fires in forests around the world will become more frequent.
– Urban forests could keep humans better connected to nature and each other.
– Small-scale energy for households could one day come from rainwater.
– The rodents will rise! Rats could play a more-prominent role in Earth’s ecosystems.
– Earth’s oceans will disappear entirely—in about a billion years.
– Wise local gardeners will feed the world.
– High-value goods from low-value woods could help restore the world’s forests.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
– Swallow that sensor! Better health through big data.
– We will engineer ourselves to be ageless and disease-free.
– Future dreams may be sweeter, thanks to specially designed aural enhancements.
– Plasma will offer a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bugs.
– Touch-sensitive prosthetics will give users a better feel for their environments.
– Synthetic biology could pave the way for improved medical treatments.
IV. POLICY, GOVERNANCE, AND WORLD AFFAIRS
– Growing disparities in wealth portend increased potential for civil war.
– Listen up, leaders of China! Social media will become increasingly important in political uprisings.
– Chinese, Russian, and other languages will play a greater role in online content.
– Spanish may ultimately conquer indigenous languages in Mexico.
– Liar, liar, brain waves on fire! Brain scanning could one day replace jurors as finders of facts.
– Driverless cars could reduce burdens on courts—and put auto insurance companies out of business.
– Militaries will be able to read the minds of potential traitors, preventing insider attacks.
– Science collaborations may bring distrustful nations closer together.
– Data will give police a new weapon for fighting crime.
– Religious values may become a key consideration for developing policies on such issues as water management.

Outlook 2015 – by World Future Society

Outlook 2015 – by World Future Society

I. WORK AND THE ECONOMY
II. INNOVATION AND EXPLORATION
III. ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES
IV. POLICY, GOVERNANCE, AND WORLD AFFAIRS

I. WORK AND THE ECONOMY
– Two billion jobs will disappear by 2030.
– Climate change could increase the costs of doing business; it could also offer more business opportunities.
– Advances in artificial intelligence could create a rapidly accelerating economy, but one that pushes more human workers aside.
– Teachers may be glad to be replaced by machines when it comes to grading papers. And AI will offer fairer, faster scoring.
– A looming pension crisis could engulf state and local governments.
– The talent shortage in the United States and other developed countries will grow, as baby boomers retire and younger workers fail to pick up the needed skills.
– Knowledge workers, say goodbye to IT departments.
II. INNOVATION AND EXPLORATION
– Computers will perfectly understand our words—and may use them against us.
– Soldiers will gird up in iron suits. So will elderly civilians.
– Computer chips will shrink to the size of dust—and become just as ubiquitous.
– Hybrid materials will blend the properties of living and nonliving things.
– Drones will become vital tools for environmental management and protection.
– Plants that “talk” to us could become our allies in ecosystem monitoring.
– Smarter sex toys: The technologies of intimacy will become more interactive—and more intimate
– Microbes will help us colonize space.
– Teleportation is getting closer, photon by photon.
– The path to Mars goes through the Moon first.
– If extraterrestrial life is out there, we will develop the tools to find it.
III. ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES
– More animal species will go extinct wherever human population density increases.
– More power for more people will strain electricity supplies. Increasing demand may drive development of renewables.
– Many forests will grow old before their time.
– Plants will offset some climate change by ingesting more carbon dioxide.
– Biomass could become a staple transportation-fuel source.
– Mega-fires in forests around the world will become more frequent.
– Urban forests could keep humans better connected to nature and each other.
– Small-scale energy for households could one day come from rainwater.
– The rodents will rise! Rats could play a more-prominent role in Earth’s ecosystems.
– Earth’s oceans will disappear entirely—in about a billion years.
– Wise local gardeners will feed the world.
– High-value goods from low-value woods could help restore the world’s forests.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
– Swallow that sensor! Better health through big data.
– We will engineer ourselves to be ageless and disease-free.
– Future dreams may be sweeter, thanks to specially designed aural enhancements.
– Plasma will offer a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bugs.
– Touch-sensitive prosthetics will give users a better feel for their environments.
– Synthetic biology could pave the way for improved medical treatments.
IV. POLICY, GOVERNANCE, AND WORLD AFFAIRS
– Growing disparities in wealth portend increased potential for civil war.
– Listen up, leaders of China! Social media will become increasingly important in political uprisings.
– Chinese, Russian, and other languages will play a greater role in online content.
– Spanish may ultimately conquer indigenous languages in Mexico.
– Liar, liar, brain waves on fire! Brain scanning could one day replace jurors as finders of facts.
– Driverless cars could reduce burdens on courts—and put auto insurance companies out of business.
– Militaries will be able to read the minds of potential traitors, preventing insider attacks.
– Science collaborations may bring distrustful nations closer together.
– Data will give police a new weapon for fighting crime.
– Religious values may become a key consideration for developing policies on such issues as water management.

Outlook 2015 – by World Future Society