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Clean coal technology discovered

Clean coal technology discovered

Energy industry in number of countries will be still to a large extent based on conventional coal energy. Despite of the fact that coal is the most pollutive fossil fuel, it is still to be the most widely used source of energy ...

 
 
Carbon crunch and the climate bubble

Carbon crunch and the climate bubble

Who will bail out the climate bubble? Global carbon markets and pricing mechanisms fulfil the aspirations of the global climate community. But they quickly lead to runaway speculation, high-risk carbon derivatives markets, and ...

 
 
All goods and services produced or consumed by people can be realised on the basis of barter trade.

All goods and services produced or consumed by people can be ...

The growing use of technologies in production is a significant trend, along with the related structural unemployment of a considerable part of the workforce. This can result in a wild card which could be characterised as a turn...

 
 
A version of GM wheat starts producing a chemical which alters brain function, but is not detectable until it becomes widespread in the population.

A version of GM wheat starts producing a chemical which alte ...

This is possible, as common food products have important effects on health and wellbeing, so a major proportion of the population could be affected

 
 
Evidence of Alien Life

Evidence of Alien Life

Perhaps this is more of a stereotypical Wild Card, but it would surely boost interest and investment in science. By this I am not alluding to aliens landing here, but some evidence of intelligent signals from deep space for ins...

 
 
Catastrophe related to technology

Catastrophe related to technology

e.g. a nuclear power plant meltdown. Something could happen, because people and societies always think they can control technology. After such a catastrophe there will be some kind of rethink about basic technology and progress...

 
 
Social technology as the catalyst that helped all the stakeholders in a city to collaborate and understand each others’ opportunities better than ever before

Social technology as the catalyst that helped all the stakeh ...

A sudden step change in the intelligence of a city – and intelligence is not just about information, it is about thinking the information is necessary. This would have big impacts. Suddenly we see the possibility for cities t...

 
 
Thinking Cap

Thinking Cap

It is a machine intended for the monitoring and recording of thoughts

 
 
We will be able to build processors using bacteria

We will be able to build processors using bacteria

We will be able to make ‘smart’ yoghurt, where every bacterium in the yoghurt will have electronic devices which it assembles in its own cells linked together to create skilled intelligence. So a pot of ‘smart’ yoghurt ...

 
 
Science, technology and innovation will be directed towards relatively radical, sustainable and equity enhancing innovation

Science, technology and innovation will be directed towards ...

We end poverty as we know it and it is more complex than that because there is poverty of mind and poverty of spirit and poverty of physical things and this could end poverty of physical/material things over 20 years if we focu...

 
 
Growing interest in geoengineering options

Growing interest in geoengineering options

Growing number of research efforts aimed to increase the level of knowledge about the feasibility and implications of geoengineering options to limit climate change with, for example: deliberate manipulations of the radiative b...

 
 
Electronic Devices Powered by Body Heat

Electronic Devices Powered by Body Heat

Small wearable electronic devices such as watches or portable MP3 players can be already powered by body heat. Thermoelectric materials might also be implemented in energy-intensive application fields, which are charactarised b...

 
 
Transhumanism becomes a significant force

Transhumanism becomes a significant force

The wild factor here is that commonplace assumptions about boundaries that have been drawn between humans and technology are substantially undermined. This means a process of redefining human identity, i.e. what makes us disti...

 
 
Artificial epidemics created by genetic manipulation

Artificial epidemics created by genetic manipulation

The abuse of genetic manipulation technologies result in artificial epidemics in Europe

 
 
Total security in the city

Total security in the city

In Manchester the final solution to urban decline has now arrived – the all-gated community containing housing, leisure, work, shopping and education – all within a carefully graded pervasive-IT whole-household security sys...

 
 
 
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