Future technology information technology would stand for all of continuously evolving and converging information technologies, including digital convergence, multimedia convergence, intelligent applications, embedded systems, mobile and wireless communications, bio-inspired computing, grid and cloud computing, semantic web, user experience and HCI, security and trust computing and so on, for satisfying our ever-changing needs. Technology will allow work to be accomplished faster and easier, internet access will become faster and more streamlined. Recently, inflatable heat shields have been the focus of a joint venture between the European Space Agency and the International Science and Technology Centre in Moscow.
Because pocket universes are a very ‘soft’ science fiction technology, this article is almost pure speculation, based on musing by theorists and ideas explored in science fiction. FTC has emerged as the foremost world-wide gathering of academic researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students, top research think tanks and industry technology developers.
This article assumes the cities on the surface of a life-bearing planet, mostly a future version of Earth. Skype, webinars, and active messaging are real- time experiences with everyone ‘attending,’ but are often recorded for future and repeated viewing. Inventions for the near future will include smart energy savers for home electronics.
Future vehicle tech suggests tomorrow’s electric vehicles will feature multiple motors, even one at each wheel. So these n+1 trends we think end up tending to redraw competitive lines in a big way. Using the types of solar cell technology available at the time of the NASA/DOE study, this would result in a net power gain on the ground of about 5 billion watts, or about ten times the output of a typical ground-based power plant.
Future education technology will mean students will learn faster, retain information longer, process information and retain memory like we can now not even imagine. Asteroid mining is a technology that may one day allow us to extract metals and minerals from asteroids, chunks of space rock that orbit in various places in the solar system.