Data storage device Early electronic computers such as Colossus made use of punched tapea long strip of paper on which data was represented by a series of holes, a technology now obsolete. The earliest form of non-volatile computer storage was the magnetic druminvented in  and used in the Ferranti Mark 1the world's first commercially available general-purpose electronic computer. It has been estimated that the worldwide capacity to store information on electronic devices grew from less than 3 exabytes in to exabytes in doubling roughly every 3 years.
Expand Courtesy of Popular Science Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more.
Maybe robotic moon bases, chips implanted in our brains, self-driving cars and high-speed rail linking London to Beijing. Here, we take a look at some of the wonders it has in store. Liebhold now helps clients take a long view of their businesses so they can make better decisions in the short term.
And he forecasts a pretty interesting world a decade from now. So what will the world look like in ? With Liebhold riding shotgun, we took a quick spin through to see what the future might hold.
Technologically possible, but economics will be the deciding factor.
Link the East and West with a high-speed rail line. How to deal with the inevitable headaches of a country train? Offer to pick up the tab. Getting all these heterogenous cars to speak to one another.
Certainly doable, but not by Biofuels will be cost-competitive with fossil fuels U. It makes political sense not to rely on volatile regions for energy, and this push could mean both cleaner vehicle fleets and a major bump in the competitiveness of biofuels in the market.
Liebhold, of the Institute for the Future, shoots this one down. The air traffic control for something like that is incredible.
Commercial space travel is the real deal, but beyond orbital flights things become exponentially more difficult. The moon, asteroids and mining missions are unlikely targets within the time frame.
Translation will probably happen in the cloud, consulting with massive bodies of language knowledge compiled by companies and governments. Probable, but with varying degrees of accuracy depending on the language.
That depends on the glasses and GPS, which should be accurate enough to keep up with the real world bybut also on the spatial web, with geolocation data.China “will not oppose, challenge, or retaliate against US imposition of restrictions on investments from China in sensitive US technology sectors or sectors critical to US national.
Robotics Matthew T. Mason and Henrik I. Christensen This essay summarizes the current state of robotics, and previews.
The Future of Technology. The Future of Technology Technology in recent years has advanced very quickly. I remember just a few years ago using an Apple Computer where you had to type in commands for the computer to do anything.
A McKinsey study has found that IT can help in eliminating metric gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions annually by which is equivalent to 15 percent of global emissions today and five times more than the estimated emissions from these technologies in “Technology always presents us with a combination of losses and gains,” she wrote, “but I believe the internet gives more than it takes away.
will yield primarily helpful results, especially if our schools and other institutions take steps to—in Howard Rheingold's words—help develop internet literacy.”.
HIS Technology predicts the smartwatch market will grow from million last year to million in According to Strategy Analytics figures, Apple sold more smartwatches in the first 90 days than Samsung, LG, Pebble, Sony and Motorola combined sold for