The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2009 brochure is totally ace. Have a look if you have a spare few minutes. We’ve all been enjoying the comms revolution for some years now so it’s interesting to see where the next explosion will occur. Graeme Douglas highlights a couple that impress him, and for what it’s worth, my prediction is personal medicine. Also, possibly, energy. But everyone has been saying that for years. Some really interesting health related technologies in here, Graeme Doulgas’ favourite includes biodegradable micro chips in medicines which then send a raft of data to patches on the skin. This is then transported, through the user’s phone, to their doctor or whoever.
The possibilities would be endless and provide almost real time data about how a body reacts to a treatment. Exciting, no?