Innovation Future Specialist
This is a collection of articles on potential and actual innovative scenarios, for time-frames from now to the end of the 21st century.
A solution to the NASA Space Poop challenge and all other extra-vehicular activity by astronauts.
A sustainability scale expressed in years (logarithmically); including examples.
The transport infrastructure for City One (a city in 2050) is shown, along with an example lunch trip.
The futuristic technologies that will make the transport of cities in 2050 possible. It includes Information and Communications Technology, AI, Robots, 3D Printers, New Materials and Nanotechnology, Self-driving Vehicles, Maglev, Virtual Reality and Remote Avatars!
Virtual reality (VR) is already here, but how good will it get?
How we got reality from the remains of a perfect simulation. Fact or science fiction? This story starts many years in the future (or is it the past?) ...
In the near future most cities will probably do this. London may start in 2020.
Innovate UK, which funds and supports new businesses on behalf of the UK government, is looking to experts in gaming, IT, virtual reality and digital for the “radical” solutions.
Six small businesses will be awarded up to £30,000 each to encourage development in the peer-to-peer revolution.
An inspiring set of videos about small teams of people following their dreams and building their own moon rovers.
The well written article "4 Unlikely Ways to Spark Transformative Innovation" is well worth reading.
Thinking outside the box... Tweet a pigeon to get London air pollution readings.
Be careful about which failures we "celebrate".
Some of the biggest innovations can come from smallest of businesses. For example...
It is well known that large companies suffer the challenge of losing their innovative spark. Google, part of the world's most innovative company Alphabet, aims to keep its innovative spark by encouraging individuals to think innovatively. This includes 10X Thinking and 20 percent of staff time spent being creative.
We all know that big, and old, businesses eventually lose their leading innovative edge. This can happen for a number of reasons, and in the case of Apple people might say it's the loss of...
What's stifling spine surgery innovation? [financial aspects]
Inspired by Google selling Boston Dynamics robot company.
A peek at their car for 2036.
Over 10 years Amazon Web Services (AWS) have innovated and grown into a business that may have overtaken the profits of its parent company, Amazon!
It is reassuring to know that the UK is still a significant player in the worldwide innovation scene. The UK was the historic powerhouse of innovation: it created the industrial revolution! Many people might not know this but the UK is home to a World Heritage Site...
Are all large corporations innovative, are they really innovative? Well let's not beat around the bush with this one. Clearly all corporations are not innovative, or at least they are not innovative all of the time. Let's list a few failures...
Robotic film-making, 3D printing a metal bridge, a robot that draws, paints and tune into facial expressions. In the future, computers will even come up with thousands of designs for a bridge that meet our requirements.
What will it be like in 50 years, when there are no jobs? This considers the attitudes and debates now, and as we approach and pass the AI Singularity.
There are plans to build a base on the moon, and this makes a lot of sense. The idea is to have a base near the moon's (south) pole, and 3D print the buildings using raw materials found on the moon. This would boost space innovation in lots of ways...
An example of how supercomputers are helping to speed up the development of new technologies; in this case for the generation of power. However, the approach is also applied to many other sectors.
Get rid of the red traffic lights at road junctions and instead group cars and control their speed when approaching a junction. This would reduce delay at junctions. Is this true?
As Technology Barrels Ahead — Will Ethics Get Left in the Dust?
How 3D Printing Is Transforming the Way We Make Things
Developing clever AI systems is not so much about programming these days, it's about copying how a brain works.
Science fiction is rapidly becoming reality. The future of computing might be live neurons.
An inspiring set of videos about people following their dreams and building their own moon rovers. The teams in the competition include people from all backgrounds across the world. A lot of them not only dream about sending something to the moon, they also aim to make the world a better place.
The Russians are using a nuclear powered rocket propulsion system to win the race to Mars.
Potential cancer cure
AI wins master of the Go game, which is said to be more complex than chess.
Unless you're living on Mars, or off the grid, then you should have seen some awesome predictions about artificial intelligence (AI) and what it might, and might not, achieve. So what do the experts predict about the future of AI?
We've all seen the Google cars that drive themselves right? Well cars and lorries that drive themselves will be tested in the UK. True or false?
A man is planning to live forever and aims to achieve this within the next 30 years! True or false?
Over the last one hundred years, or so, we have benefited from the fantastic innovations. Just over one hundred years ago all of the following achievements were thought to be very unlikely or "impossible"...