GOOD and IBM created Figures of Progress, a new platform that explores the different ways that information has revolutionized our world. Through videos, story profiles, and infographics, they’re sharing stories about the power of data and how today’s leaders in business, city government and nonprofits are finding innovative ways to use it.
Big data, 3D printing, activity streams, Internet TV, Near Field Communication (NFC) payment, cloud computing and media tablets are some of the fastest-moving technologies identified in Gartner Inc.’s 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.
Envisioning Technology created an infographic, which maps the future of emerging technologies on a loose timeline between now and 2040. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years.
An Economist special report on a “retail renaissance” in international banking makes the case that an upheaval is coming, driven by technological changes, that will shake up the banking industry. The Internet and mobile phones are turning boring old retail banking into an exciting industry.
In the future, cities will be judged by their generativity. The globally mobile entrepreneur will decide where to invest capital and where to live will depend on a city’s ability to be generative, i.e. create