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. Several topics are covered below: forests, wild fires, accessible IT, space, education, purpose, robots, energy, sustainability, transport, advanced technologies, virtual reality, traffic pollution, water management and irrigation, and artificial intelligence.
Good practice for farmers today, and innovative water solutions for tomorrow. Designed to cope with the challenges of climate change: flood and drought. Plus radical innovations, including an option to generate electricity at the same time!
Solutions for: ecosystem degradation and the loss of species; carbon dioxide levels and climate change; and an urgent need for eco-sustainable forests, and new forests.
Wild fires are becoming a growing threat and we need some innovative solutions. We can envisage several technological solutions, but which will be able to access a fire in any location under any conditions? This presents some of the challenges.
This is an open source design - it is free to use. This device aims to help people with any of the following impairments: limited cognitive ability, dementia, limited hand (finger) coordination, poor eyesight, blind, or (partially) deaf. It is envisaged that such a device will be very useful to many elderly people, and it could benefit young children too. For those people such a device will enhance their quality of life on many levels (memory, performance, ability, health, safety, security, accessibility, etc.). Accessibility!
» Made in space
» Space stations
» Rail launcher
» Space bases
This interesting short story covers the period 2035 to 2049.
» Urban transport (2050)
» A letter from the future (2080)
What is the purpose of people and how will it evolve in the future? (happiness, fulfilment)
A solution to the NASA Space Poop challenge and all other extra-vehicular activity by astronauts.
This is an introduction to Innovation Future Specialist's winning design for the Abundant Clean Energy XPRIZE. The full details are available on request.
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.
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?