Wed, 5 February 2014
This episode presents an overview to a massive 180 page report from McKinsey Global Institute which is entitled "Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy." Though many of the twelve disruptive technologies are familiar to listeners of this show, this deeply thorough analysis can provide many new insights as well as a better understanding of these familiar topics. The full report (but not this episode) estimates dollar values for each technology as it disrupts the economy in addition to our lives.
The Twelve Technologies Are: Mobile Internet, Automation of knowledge work, The Internet of Things, Cloud technology, Advanced robotics, Autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles, Next-generation genomics, Energy storage, 3D printing, Advanced materials, Advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery, Renewable energy (including wind and solar energy).
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 5, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 32 minutes]
Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science as well as A Brief History of Predicting the Future.