According to Amazon’s head of devices, Dave Limp, the next phase in computing is less about the physical thing and more about how and where you access it. He says: We think of it as ambient computing, which is computer access that’s less dedicated personally to you but more ubiquitous. Like the slogan of Nokia translated in Chinese: technology is always from humanity.” Users must be aware that to control the technology, don’t let technology control humans. The sound was actually emitted by an app called Novel Effect that uses voice-recognition technology to insert sound effects and music to books as you read them aloud—ideally, to make the experience of reading aloud more engaging for kids at home or in the classroom. FET Open funds projects on new ideas for radically new future technologies, at an early stage when there are few researchers working on a project topic.
Recent developments in Aerogel technology have made this material a promising alternative for insulation, promising to save thousands of dollars as buildings reduce their energy expenditure for heating and cooling. This, allied to the huge and growing proportion of employees who use their own devices for work purposes, will drive increasing numbers of businesses towards purchases of products and services that release their people to work whenever and wherever they are. Our strong efforts in research and development enables us to define and monitor technology trends and to develop new ideas for future battery solutions.
DARPA is developing unmanned platforms, distributed sensing systems, and position awareness technology to facilitate access to the vast maritime expanse in all its manifestations, including arctic, littoral, deep water, and continental shelf, and in all of its many sea states. Sci-fi computers have a habit of turning on their human creators, and while Skynet is probably the most iconic vision of the singularity, the Matrix and its Deus Ex Machina is another horrifying vision of our future.
Exciting advances in materials technology could also play a part with the new super material” graphene offering possibilities of longer range batteries that recharge within seconds rather than minutes. From 2012-2013, he served as the Assistant Director for Medical Innovation of the Science Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. From 2009-2011, she served as a senior policy advisor on emerging technology issues in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
A member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Committee on Science, Technology and Law, she co-chaired the committee that drafted the National Academies’ Guidelines for Embryonic Stem Cell Research. New technology developments have clearly created incredible new capabilities and opportunities, and have generally helped improve the world around us. GPS started out as a military technology but is now used to hail taxis, get mapping directions, and hunt Pokémon.