Trends Identified

“smart” networks, including micro-networks
The development of “smart” networks, including micro-networks, is aimed at reducing the cost of electricity and creating power reserves directly at end consumers’ location. The result of further improvements to this technology should be an increase in the reliability and security of power supplies, higher levels of technological processes’ computerization, the introduction of digital technologies and microprocessor equipment into monitoring and control systems, and reductions in operating costs. Demand for these technologies and equipment in Russia is relatively high, due to the need for large-scale renovation of Russia’s electrical energy sector. The growth in global demand for electrical equipment also creates high export potential.
Russia 2030: science and technology foresight
Russia, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
#MeToo will enter Phase Two...
More than a year after #MeToo exploded onto the public scene, and 13 years after Tarana Burke first launched the movement, the stream of executives undone by their own bad behavior flows unabated. After sweeping the media and entertainment industries, it will spread to mid-level leaders and less visible industries, predicts Ross Martin, CEO of marketing firm Blackbird. “You won’t know all of their names, but you’ll certainly know the brands that they lead or work for,” Martin says. Deloitte just admitted to firing 20 UK partners, and KPMG seven, in the last four years over sexual harassment complaints.
50 Big Ideas for 2019: What to watch in the year ahead
#twinning: Farming's digital doubles will help feed a growing population using less resources.
Imagine a planet where instant access to critical data on the world’s farmland could be provided to anyone that needs it. In the next five years, this will become reality when a digital twin of the world’s agricultural resources is readily available.
5 in 5 - Research predicts five innovations that will change our lives within five years.
IBM Research
$100 Rollable Tablet PC
Information and communication devices are likely to be developed rapidly for the next 10 years, but digital divide also seems to continue. As a solution, high performance portable computer should appear at low price, which offers sufficient performance and portability rather than the distribution type low price PC. The demand for the low price computer with improved portability will increase which will likely be the upgrade version of current tablet PCs like iPad and Galaxy Tab.
KISTEP 10 Emerging Technologies 2011
South Korea, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
$2 LED Lamp
There is a high possibility that LED could be spotlighted to replace existing lamps, owing to its energy efficiency and long product life. However, the price should be lower than incandescent lamps. It is expected that if low-price LED lamps are available, the environmental trade barrier caused by the ban of incandescent lamps could be dealt.
KISTEP 10 Emerging Technologies 2011
South Korea, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
2016 campaign hacking
In a survey conducted a few weeks before Trump took the oath of office, most Americans believed that Russia was behind the cyberattacks against Democrats during the 2016 presidential race. Roughly seven-in-ten Americans (72%) who had heard of these allegations said Russia was definitely or probably involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, while 24% said Russia was probably or definitely not involved.
Key trends shaping technology in 2017
Pew Research Center
2018 is the year of the bots
We all have gotten use to speaking with bots whenever we call to make airline reservations or to confirm our bank account balances. The use of natural language bots will expand from use as automated customer service agents to become routine for daily living.
4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018
21st Century Dialectics: Or How We Can Achieve Prosperity in New Times
For two generations it was plausible that more openness, and more ow (of capital, people, goods or information) contributed to the public good. It became an article of faith that globalisation and more open trade led to general benefits, stridently asserted by leaders and gurus of all kinds. Now, large minorities have seen their income stagnate, and fear that their children will be worse o than them, and probably jobless, thanks to the combination of migration and automation. Technological change continues to be ‘capital-biased’, meaning a declining share of income for labour, and new job and wealth creation continues to concentrate in areas with high levels of graduates. The promise of shared prosperity which underpinned so much economic policy over the last 70 years is now called into question.
Shaping the future
European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS)
3-D Metal Printing
Now printers can make metal objects quickly and cheaply.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018
MIT Technology Review
3-D printing
Additive manufacturing techniques used to create three-dimensional objects based on digital models by layering or “printing” successive layers of materials. 3D printing relies on innovative “inks” including plastic, metal, and more recently, glass and wood.
Tech breaktroughs megatrend