In an aside from our coverage of the Churchill Club’s 14th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends, which examined emerging innovations over the next year, let’s take a look at the impact of technology in the long term.
It was only 50 years ago that AT&T launched the first telecommunications satellite, the Telstar, which was the first to relay television signals from space. MIT’s Compatible Time-Sharing System was only a year old in 1962, and would eventually evolve into the precursor for modern email. The first practical mobile phone, developed by Motorola, wouldn’t arrive on the scene until 1973. In fact, almost everything pictured here, most of it developed over the last 30 years, now fits neatly inside your choice of smartphone. So what might we expect the technology world to look like by 2062?
Last year, Intel Corporation futurist Brian David Johnson sat down with his colleague Peter Biddle and journalist Michael S. Malone to talk about how big ideas and smart technologies could solve many of humanity’s problems within the next 50 years.