Emerging Science and Technology

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology was conceived and created by Richard Watson (Now and Next) and Alex Ayad (Imperial College) – with thanks to Chris Haley (now at Nesta) in later stages, as well as to Keeren Flora and Lawrence Whitely (Wond Ltd) for design execution.  Infographic provided by Imperial Tech Foresight.

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We created this Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology to explore the future of five science fields, looking ahead to the next few decades and explore what technologies, trends and big ideas lie downstream of breakthrough lab discoveries today. These five fields:  biotech; nanotech; neurotech; digitech and greetech have been much talked about for their potential to create disruptive innovation.

We considered the future by first looking at weak signals from the present (defined as existing now or thereabouts with at least 1,000 occurrences existing where appropriate), and extrapolated from these to examine the probable future (defined as occurring between 2015-20130) and possible future (defined as potentially occurring thereafter 2030). Today we already live in a world where computer algorithms are able predict crime ahead of the event, but by 2035 we foresee that dream-reading and recording (via functional MRI) as tech that will probably appear commonplace through the convergence of digitaltech and neurotech.


Where did the predictions come from?

The predictions you can see on this map we crowdsourced Imperial College academics, PhD and Postgraduate students and delegates from industry who had joined us at various Tech Foresight events. While most entries are deadly serious, a few are less so.
Tech Foresight is a focal point at Imperial College for people interested in the science and art of predicting ‘what comes next’. We support academics to make inspiring visions of the future, and share these visions with our corporate partners in ways that broaden and deepen relations, stimulate discussion, collaboration and the imagination.

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It seems like there are hundreds of options when it comes to tablets today. From models so small they can fit in the palm of your hand to larger, more powerful versions that can replace a home computer, there are plenty of features to consider when purchasing a tablet. Do you want a tablet you can dock to a keyboard? Or would you rather have one that’s the right size to watch your favorite TV shows and movies? Whether you’re buying a tablet for yourself or for a holiday gift, we’re here to help you find the best tablet to buy based on your needs – with your budget in mind!

Check out our tablet buying guide infographic below to discover some “travel tidbits” and to see what features, technology and extra conveniences you’ll get with low, medium and high price ranges.  Infographic provided by HHGREGG.


Laptop Buying Guide: Portable Points

Laptops have come a long way over the years. The old-school, bulky versions have been replaced with sleek, powerful models – some that can even transform into a tablet! So what laptop should you buy? Whether you’re shopping for yourself or are trying to find the perfect laptop for a friend or family member, there are dozens of options and features to consider. How much RAM do you need? Touchscreen or non-touchscreen? $200 vs. $2,000? We’re here to help you choose the right laptop – with your budget in mind!

Check out our laptop buying guide infographic below for some “portable points” to consider – and to see what features, technology and extra conveniences you’ll get with low, medium and high price ranges. Infographic provided by HHGRGG


Keep Your Computer Happy and it Won’t Bite You: Expensive Computer Repairs and How to Avoid Them

As Portland computer repair experts mending more than 3,000 computers a year, we know a lot about the common computer problems that are expensive to fix. Take a look at our infographic to learn more about the most expensive computer repairs and how to avoid them. Happy Hamster wants to make sure your computer stays healthy and runs as smoothly as possible for a long time, but just in case something happens, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Expensive Computer Repairs and How to Avoid Them
Expensive Computer Repairs and How to Avoid Them