Emerging Trends by World Economic Forum

I’ve summarized a list of emerging tech trends that Andrew Maynard summarized from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies assessment:

  • Informatics for adding value to information [Big Data]
  • Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  • Green Revolution 2.0 – technologies for increased food and biomass
  • Nanoscale design of materials
  • Systems biology and computational modeling/simulation of chemical and biological systems
  • Utilization of carbon dioxide as a resource
  • Wireless power
  • High energy density power systems
  • Personalized medicine, nutrition and disease prevention
  • Enhanced education technology

Best outcome would be a nanoscale, wireless, high-density power generation system, based on a synthetic biological system that converts CO2 to a natural fertilizer.

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Backup and fault tolerance in systems biology: Striking similarity with Cloud computing (via Abhishek Tiwari on SmartDataCollective)
Striking similarity between biological systems and computing paradigms is not new, and in past there have been several attempts to draw an analogy between systems biology and computing systems. For interested readers I will recommend my last post which examine how systems biology of human can be describes as a grid of super-computers.

Backup and fault tolerance in systems biology: Striking similarity with Cloud computing (via Abhishek Tiwari on SmartDataCollective)

Striking similarity between biological systems and computing paradigms is not new, and in past there have been several attempts to draw an analogy between systems biology and computing systems. For interested readers I will recommend my last post which examine how systems biology of human can be describes as a grid of super-computers.

Crucial breakthroughs in the treatment of many common diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson’s could be achieved by harnessing a powerful scientific approach called systems biology, according to leading scientists from across Europe. Systems biology is a rapidly advancing field that combines empirical, mathematical and computational techniques to gain understanding of complex biological and physiological phenomena. (via Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology)

Crucial breakthroughs in the treatment of many common diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson’s could be achieved by harnessing a powerful scientific approach called systems biology, according to leading scientists from across Europe. Systems biology is a rapidly advancing field that combines empirical, mathematical and computational techniques to gain understanding of complex biological and physiological phenomena. (via Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology)

Blue Gene Watson can calculate 91 trillion operations a second and works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means in a mere 20 days the IBM supercomputer has crunched enough data to model one microsecond’s behavior of a folding protein in the eye while gulping in enough energy to power 500 homes.