The IoT calls for nothing less than a new era of design And the designers that define it will be the architects of the modern world By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the web, from lamp posts, cars and doorbells to your pet dog and […]
Posted on January 15, 2015 at 6:44 am
Posted on January 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm
This is the third installment in a series—7 Reasons for Social Innovation Optimism—on exciting new developments that have the potential to drive greater impact on our biggest social challenges.
I’m hyperbolizing, but it feels fair to say that data is among the most powerful, under-utilized, and incompletely understood forces in social problem solving. The time has come to wrap our arms around it, redefine it, and find its full potential for driving better human outcomes. Used well, data will help us along the pathway to large-scale change that can address the huge social needs of individuals and communities, […]
Posted on January 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm
“How small can I stay, while still driving big, transformative impact?” It’s an exciting question some social entrepreneurs are now asking themselves as they consider how to turn a good idea into a scalable solution.
This is the second installment in a series—7 Reasons for Social Innovation Optimism—on exciting new developments that have the potential to drive greater impact on our biggest social challenges. […]
Posted on January 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm
Comb through the statistics on poverty, education, and other social indicators in America and you won’t find yourself wanting for sobering information. Nearly 50 million Americans are living in poverty. Low-income kids are stuck in low-performing schools. Unemployment rates among minorities, particularly young people, remain stubbornly high. Approximately 70% of incarcerated people are re-arrested within a few years of their release. […]
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:24 am
Chris Anderson has a unique perspective on technology-driven innovation. He was the editor in chief of Wired for more than ten years, and he’s written two New York Times best-selling books on the digital economy—The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More and Free: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing. In 2009, he made the move from keen observer to hands-on player and maker when he cofounded 3D Robotics, a company that makes unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology—that is, drones. His career change followed the release of his book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, which describes how technology is transforming manufacturing. […]
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:54 am
Specially trained dogs have been reported to sniff out cancers in humans; scientists around the world are now trying to replicate that ability with “electronic noses.” The Na-Nose is a nanomaterial-based system developed by the Laboratory for Nano-material Based Devices, at Technion, in Israeli. The device is being researched […]
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:27 am
What will life be like in the future? Science fiction giants like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells have tried to answer this question with mixed success. Some of their predictions, like automatic doors, teleconferencing and even the Internet are conveniences we now take for granted. Others, like subterranean continents and time machines are still just fiction. Is there an accurate and reliable way to anticipate the future?
Today we released a new report, The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation, that uses global patent data from Derwent World Patents Index and Thomson Innovation and citation rankings and analytics from Web of Science and InCites to pinpoint the hot spots of innovation that will lead to tomorrow’s biggest breakthroughs. […]
Posted on June 5, 2014 at 11:31 am
If the technology community was hoping for glitzy new innovations from Apple at its annual WWDC keynote on Monday , they’ll find as much of it in the dull, backend infrastructure to iOS 8 apps as they will in the stuff that consumers see everyday. Apple seemed to borrow heavily from other […]
Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm
As a technology futurist and innovation expert, I’m often asked, “Which technologies do you think will have the biggest impact on humankind over the next decade?” When answering this question, it’s important to note that many things will not change in the future, including basic human behavior and a […]
Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm
While AT&T is far from the heady, innovative days of Bell Labs in its prime, the telecom giant is still trying to keep that spirit alive. Last week at a small press gathering hosted at AT&T’s massive and windowless skyscraper in the Tribeca neighborhood (the company’s […]