These sections are entitled, "Technology Frontiers" and "High Impact Industries" and are the 4th and 7th sections from the top of our blog, respectively.
For your convenience, these two videos have now been input into our post here:
Please take the time to view them...they will definitely change the way you look at your world and spark ideas that you and your companies can capitalize on.
These videos represent the future of what technology will look like in the years 2021 and 2015, respectively, in the eyes of Microsoft Corporation and telecommunications firm, Nokia, respectively.
Some of these technologies, e.g. touch screen technology, are already in place and can be found on the iPad and iPhone...
...But others are quite new.
If there's anything that we've learned from concept videos, is that once companies put them in the public sphere, these technologies are being developed.
If this is what the future will look like, it holds well, for those who can afford it. :)
I say this, because, there is a relatively new movement in place, called frugal innovation, wherein which innovators in poor countries are developing products for the 4.5 billion people in our world, who live on less than US $1 a day.
People, who, even by 2021, will not be able to afford the technologies being touted in the above videos, but who, within their own communities, are making incremental innovations that make life easier, more efficient and safer for community members, thus engendering health and well-being.
Peter Day, host of the "Peter Day's World of Business" on the BBC World Service, discusses frugal innovation today.
This episode (GlobalBiz: Frugal Innovation: 10 Mar 12), is a must-listen for innovators and companies worldwide, who are not just interested in creating the next big thing - that disruptive technology that will make previous, related technologies obsolete...
...but who want to capitalize on markets in these poorer countries, by innovating products at 1/10th of what it costs to develop same, in the "developed" world :).
Are you an innovator who wants to change your world?
Well, maybe this is the opportunity for you to do it. :)
In the meantime, your comments re frugal innovation and the uploaded videos, would also be deeply appreciated!
Do you think that this world being envisioned, is nearer than being touted in the videos, or are these videos just too futuristic to be envisioned within the next 3-9 years?
Your thoughts would be deeply appreciated! :)
(I would like to thank SpirosK for the use of his Flickr inset video entitled, "09-Linz_Museum_of_the_Future-46").
1) GlobalBiz: Frugal Innovation: 10 Mar 12, by Peter Day, BBC World Service, March 10,2012
2) World in 2021 by Microsoft Corporation, You Tube upload by waqas abbasi on Oct 27, 2011
3) The future of Nokia by Nokia, YouTube upload by albert 8203 on Mar 28, 2010