Trends Issue 073 - May 2009

Machines That Can See

Since the earliest days of computing, researchers have dreamed of machines that could mimic seeing the world as...

Machines That Can See
published on: May 15, 2009

Reaping the Benefits of Web 2.0

Social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube are a global phenomenon boasting hundreds of millions of...

Reaping the Benefits of Web 2.0
published on: May 15, 2009

How Trickle-Up Innovation Will Change the World

Traditionally, the developed world has innovated and the developing world has benefited from mature versions of those...

How Trickle-Up Innovation Will Change the World
published on: May 15, 2009

The Great 21st Century Water Opportunity

Throughout history, water has been one of man's most important economic resources. Now, trends in population growth,...

The Great 21st Century Water Opportunity
published on: May 15, 2009

Rebuilding the North American Electrical Grid

Whether it's making wind or solar power economically viable or simply reducing waste, nothing could be more important...

Rebuilding the North American Electrical Grid
published on: May 15, 2009

The Post-Agricultural World

In a period of less than a century, the developed world has replaced thousands of years of agrarian life with an...

The Post-Agricultural World
published on: May 15, 2009

The New Era in Global Consumption

For several years, the Trends editors have argued that trends in demography, technology, and psychographics were...

The New Era in Global Consumption
published on: May 15, 2009