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Forces of Change

March 19, 2008

Ten technologies that would transform the way we live in very unexpected ways in the future:

      hydrogen power
      therapeutic cloning
      Moore’s Law: computing power doubling every other year
      desktop 3D printing
      location-based computing
      solar energy
      mobile robots
      internet connectivity everywhere 24/7
      digital libraries

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            1. March 20, 2008 8:49 am

              I absolute agree on 3D printing. There is a growing demand of personalized products developed in 3D software and printed in 3D. We print a lot of scale models for architects and product developers. However more consumers explore the developments and ask for their own designed objects.


            2. March 20, 2008 11:18 pm

              Alvin Toffler in his book The Third Wave predicted the rise of what he called prosumers– consumers shifting to producing their own products instead of buying. This would be the primary tool to power this shift, I suppose.

              Thanks for dropping by, Rene.

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