Yesterday marked the 1,000 post on the Future Centre blog. We are proud to note that since we started we never missed a day. The posts have been written by many people, part of the Future Centre family, many of them students coming from all over the world and providing their own perspective to the future.
What I feel as most interesting is the fact that every single day there was something new to comment upon and to stimulate thinking. If you reflect about this, it is just amazing. As in the picture above it is a witness of the relentless evolution that characterizes this historical period. The pace of evolution is something that has no comparison in the past and it impacts every aspects of our Society. Actually, we have come to rely on this evolution pace and changes are bound to have a profound impact on our economic systems.
We are, unfortunately, already experiencing some of these effects, as market gets saturated in some areas, like number of landlines in telecommunications and traffic growth in wireless (voice traffic). In the next decade we are likely to see the Moore’s law starting to lose its grip and that is bound to create havoc in the markets relying on technological progress.
The future decades, this is my personal opinion, will see tremendous evolution but no more in electronics. The baton of progress will be taken by nanotech and genomics, with applied math changing the way we look at the world as we will learn to leverage the tsunami of information that these last fifty years have contributed to create.