JWT did a nice set of 2011 predictions. One slide per prediction, easy to fly through. My top 10 from the 100:
#1, 3D printing
Don’t know anything about it but now want to learn more.
See “Legends of Flight’ at an Imax for some good examples of this from above.
#18, Children’s e-books
Been thinking about this as well – four children will do that to you – think it is a slam dunk. Children’s books will never be the same.
No idea if or how but would be great. Do know new life follows each extinction.
#33, Facebook alternate
FB is too big, too media-focused. Reminds me of Yahoo. I think they’ve reached their pinnacle, at least in current form. Let’s see if they can re-invent on the fly, at their size.
#42, Home energy monitors
Vision is everything. More on this in future posts.
Another favorite. More in future healthcare technology posts.
#56, Near Field Communications
They focused on NFC but I’d add peer-to-peer applications, especially mobile-to-mobile, to this general theme.
#75, Scanning everything
QR codes etc. This will be huge as mobile computers, aka smartphones, become ubiquitous.
#97, Video calling
Biased because work in the field but agree we are approaching some important inflection points. More video calling posts to follow.