Last night we watched the developments unfold at the Churchill Club’s 14th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends. Today, we bring you some of the highlights:
Bruce Upbin and Eric Savitz of Forbes selected their choices for the most fascinating tech trends that we might see emerge within the next year. Among them– integrating tablets and other tools into the classroom and the proliferation of sensor technology. Could marketable Star Trek-style “tricorders” be on the horizon?
PayPal cofounder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel continued the discussion on education and how technology might play a role in disrupting the existing American system, which is, according to Thiel, currently stuck in a “19th century” mindset.
Thiel also discussed the future of the electric car, which he feels is a non-starter as a major industry in the United States because of inefficiencies in current battery technology, as well as our reliance on cheap gasoline. However, Steve Jurvetson, a former research and development engineer with Hewlett-Packard, disagreed with Thiel’s argument.