Technology Predictions 2007
Issues covered in our Technology Predictions publication include:
Technology goes green
Technology’s impact on the environment, for better and worse, may become one of the sector’s key considerations.
Reinventing the user interface
Simplicity could democratize and popularize all forms of technology.
Heeding the hidden costs of storage
Consumer and business become increasingly aware of the indirect costs of digital storage, from viruses to changes in legislation.
The business case for biometrics
The growing volume of digital data makes the case for using biometric data, from irises to palms, ever stronger.
The rising cost of free technology
The public may become increasingly wary of free technology, due to greater awareness of some of its negative implications.
The regional carousel with a global impact
New legislative measures and industry strategies needed to stop merry-go-round for tax fraudsters.
History predicts technology’s future
Tomorrow’s winning devices can be identified by tracking the progress of today’s core technologies, from processors to miniaturization.
Technology’s social network dividend
Social networks are likely to turn to technology companies to solve an array of problems, from identifying illicit materials to optimizing digital storage.
Parasitic power to the people
Power scavenging technologies that draw energy from the environment, from solar rays to daily temperature change, may be used to charge batteries.
Arise the bionic human
Technology, in the form of prosthetic limbs, artificial blood cells and exoskeletons, allows science to enhance the human. Evolution’s evolution may have begun.
For more information, download the Technology Predictions 2007 report (PDF, 563KB)