Thought for the month

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction the sign of truth.” Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist (1623 – 62).

Thursday, 5 January 2012

IBM and EE Times predict

The end of one year and the start of another always brings out a series of gurus and soothsayers foretelling the future. Many are quite rightly forgotten by mid February, but the guys at IBM and EE Times probably deserve a hearing more than most. IBM have revealed five innovations that they expect to change our lives within five years. Briefly they encompass: Capturing and recycling energy from anything that moves; using biometrics security to safeguard access to information; linking human brain activities to control and activate electronic systems; the end of the digital divide and smarter, personalised priority e-mail. EE Times have produced their list of 20 hot technologies for 2012, it includes MEMS, plastic electronics, graphene, EUV lithography and 3D ICs.

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