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Emerging Science and Technology

Emerging Science and Technology 2014 - 2030 and beyond Legend Time Zones BIO-TECH Defined as existing now or thereabouts with at least 1,000 examples existing where appropriate PRESENT DIGITAL-TECH NANO-TECH PROBABLE Defined as occurring between 2015-2030 NEURO-TECH This timeline explore the future, looking ahead to the new technologies, big ideas and possibilities POSSIBLE Defined as potentially occurring after 2030 GREEN-TECH that lie downstream of breakthrough lab discoveries being made today in five science-driven areas. DRONE DELIVERY "PÍZZA :) MICRO-SCALE WIND & WATER HARVESTING BUILDING FACADES COMMERCIAL WAVE DISC OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION WAR FORECASTING ALGORİTHMS ENGINE FOR VEHICLES GRAPHENE SUPERCAPACITORS TRAVELLING WAVE NUCLEAR REACTORS POLARATRONICS ENABLES COMPUTING NEAR FUEL-CELL POWERED LIGHT PASSENGER AIRCRAFT IRON-FERTILISATION OF OCEANS THORIUM . REACTORS 3D-PRINTED SOIL FOR VERTICAL AGRICULTURE SPEED OF LIGHT WARFARE MERGES WITH GAMING CITIES BAN HUMAN DRIVERS LARGE SCALE CARBON CAPTURE & STORAGE BEAMED ENERGY FOR ECOLOGICAL MONITORING & MILITARY UAVS TRANSPARENT (ORGANIC)SOLAR CELLS ON SKYSCRAPERS HIGH-SPEED PEDESTRIAN BATTERY-FREE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS WALKWAYS BIODEGRADABLE INSECT-BURGER ROOM TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS BATTERIES SYNTHETIC FOOD VANS AUTONOMOUS ARTIFICIAL AMBIENT RF ENERGY HARVESTING JET FUELS ELECTRIC TAXI FLEETS PHOTOSYTHESIS .OF. HYDROGEN MOTORWAY LANES HYPER-LOOP MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS FOR AUTONOMOUS CONSUMER *SPOT-PRICING CYBERATTACK VEHICLES CAUSES CITY-WIDE PHYSICAL,CREDITCARDS BECOME OBSOLETE OF ÉLECTRICITY POWERCUT INTERCONTINENTAL IN-ROAD INDUCTIVE TOKOMAK LIP-READING .CCTV ROBOTS QUANTUM DOT QR SCANNABLE ROBOTIC SURGERY NUCLEAR FUSION FOR POWER GENERATION GRAVE STONES OUTNUMBER NIGHT VISION WINDOWS DEMAND RESPONSIVE DOMESTIC CHARGING FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES HUMAN BEINGS HAPTIC INTERNET-OF LED STREET LIGHTING CLOTHING ELECTRIC GRID-SCALE STORAGE THINGS EXCEEDS MOBILE APPLIANCES TRAFFIC DOMINATES INTERNET 50 BILLION DEVICES SATELLITE-BEAMED DREAM IMAGING AND FACIAL RECOGNITION SPACE SOLAR-POWER SYNTHETIC MEAT IN SUPERMARKETS RECORDING VIA FMRI DOMESTIC CCTV VIBRATION ENERGY HARVESTING POWERPLANTS (CCHP) MALARIA ERADICATED: BY INTRODUCTION OF GM MOSQUITOS MOOD-SENSING MACHINES UNASSISTED ROBOTIC PHASE-OUT OF:, AEROGEL INTERNET BUILDING INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS ULTRACAPACITOR VEHICLES SURGERY CONNECTED INTERNET OF THINGS EXCEEDS 1 TRILLION DEVICES INSULATION TOOTHBRUSHES SMART RFID IMPLANTS FOR PERSONAL DATA STORAGE AVATAR METERS CHEAP CONCENTRATOR SOLAR PROPHYLACTIC ANTIBIOTICS BANNED IN ANIMALS INSECT-SIZED SURVEILLANCE CRYPTO CURRENCIES COMMUNITY GRIDS ALGAL HANGOVER-FREE ALCOHOL SUBSTITUTE GIRLFRIENDS BIOFUELS ROBOTS HUMAN GENETIC ENGINEERING LEGALISED AUGMENTED GENETIC TESTING LIFE- REALITY GLASSES ALIN GP. SURGERIES FOR INHERITED DIŞEASES LOGGING *PHARMING' HUMANISED GREEN ANIMALS FOR MEDICINES HOLOGRAPHIC DATA STORAGE LIFELONG AVATAR ASSISTANTS HUMAN ORGAN CLONING DIGITAL NFC FINGERNAILS BIO PERSONALISED GENE THERAPY MOBILE PHONES MICROBIOME THERAPY NANO REALTIME LANGUAGE TATTOOED CIRCUITS (VIDEO TATTOOS ON THE HUMAN BODY) OUTNUMBER CRIME PREVENTION ALGORITHMS PRE-EMPTIVE: MEDICAL INTEVENTIONS BASED ON GENOME PEOPLE SYNTHETIC ORGANISMS TRANSLÁTION AL IN AUTONOMOUS DRONE-DRONE COMBAT NEURO ANTIBACTERIAL NANO PARTICLES FOR CLOTHING LAST ANTIBIOTIC DISCOVERED AUTONOMOUS SELF÷REPLICATION OF CRUDE NON-BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS BASİC BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACES FOR GAMING PLASTICS FROM CROPS NEUROIMAGING OF ACTIVE BRAIN AREAS UBIQUITOUS BIO-SENSING COCHLEAR DNA DATING SMARTDUST SENSOR CLONED HUMAN BEING IMPLANTS AGENCIES COMMERCIAL BRAIN FINGERPRINTING NANO PARTICLES IN COSMETICS AND SUNSCREENS PET CLONING NETWORKS ANALYTICAL UNDERWEAR USED IN COURT RECORDING OF ENTIRE HUMAN LIFE FROM BIRTH TO DEATH METHANOL FUEL CELLS FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS NANOTUBES FOR SYNTHETIC NEURONS AND NEURAL IMPLANTS LIMBS CONTROLLED BODY HACKING FOR SENSORY AUGMENTATION PRINTED PLASTIC 3D PRINTED ORTHOPAEDIC PANDEMIC BY SYNTHETIC ORGANISM ANIMAL-FREE QUANTUM DOT TELEVISIONS PROSTHETIC LEATHER ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS IMPLANTS MICROBE- BY THOUGHT SENSING FOOD PACKÁGING OPTICAL COMPUTING IBM MAKES FEATURE FILM FROM ANIMATED ATOMS ŠELF-HEALING PAINTS, & SURFACES NANOPARTICLES FOR CANCER IMAGING NOOTROPIC DRUGS FOR MEDICAL & RECREATIONALUSE PRESENT & TREATMENT BIOLUMINESCENT EYE-TRACKING IN MOBILE PHONES TEMPLATES FOR PROTEIN CRYSTALLISATION HOUSEHOLD LIGHTING BRAIN-COMPUTER SCAFFOLDS FOR GROWING INTERFACES WIDELY SUPPLEMENT KEYBOARDS STEM CELL BODY PARTS ......…· OVER-THE-COUNTER GENOME TEST SCRUNCHABLE SCREENS AND DEVICES FULLY PLASTIC TRANSISTORS INTENTION DECODING ALGORITHMS STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE QUANTUM COMPUTERS ROUTINE BRAIN FINGER PRINTING META MATERIAL FOR CRYPTO-CRACKING ANTENNAE OF AIR TRAVELLERS END OF 3D PRINTED BIO-NANO SCAFFOLDS DEMENTIA ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC ASSISTANT TO PREVENT INFORMATION-OVERLOAD ARTIFICAL RETINA IMPLANTS ·FEATHERWEIGHT SUPER COMPOSITES ....** LAB DEMO OF OPTICAL* META MATERIAL--* CLOAKING MACHINES GAIN 100 ATOMS PER BIT DATA DENSITY-...... GRAPHENE ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES MADE FROM SPUN NANOTUBEFIBRE STATISTICAL INTUITION SUPERCAPACITORS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES WIDELY EMBEDDED INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY NEURAL PROSTHESES TO ENHANCE OR ERASE MEMORY ARTIFICIAL NEURO-WRITING OF BASIC THOUGHTS DNA-BASED DATA STORAGE FULLY AUTONOMOUS BATTLEFIELD RÓBOTS QUANTUM COMPUTERS USED FOR MATERIAL DESIGN Notes and acknowledgements Conceived and created by Richard Watson and Alex Ayad, with additional input from Chris Haley and the 'Smarties' at Imperial College London. What's Next Tech Stay ahead of the future www.nowandnext.com Note that whist most entries on the timeline are deadly deeply serious, a few are less so. High-resolution files suitable for printing can be obtained free of charge from Richard@nowandnext.com or techforesightGimperial.ac.uk Foresight Personal perspectives Visionary talent A3 and A1 printed wall charts can also be ordered these addresses although a charge is applied purely to cover print, packing and postage costs www.imperialtechforesight.com DESIGN EXECUTION BY LAWRENCE WHITELEY - WOND.CO.UK ........ **..................** PROBABLĚ POSSIBLE *******.***............A.........

Emerging Science and Technology

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