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kaptain jack
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re: 10 technologies to watch in 2011
kaptain jack   2/28/2012 12:15:48 PM
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Is smart dust have power to come in this list?

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Patk0317   12/31/2010 7:49:07 PM
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About 1/2 the technologies listed are already in limited use in 2010. Wireless medical, automotive radar, 3-D. I am somewhat concerned about personal power management. I see it as a double-edged sword. If you are using too much power your utility has the capability to shut you off.

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Hillol   12/28/2010 6:03:01 PM
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This is a very good list. Medical Electronics will progress much faster rate such as CRT Optimization for Heart Failure. PH and FRET for DNA is an interesting subject also. We will see Personal Genome Machine and many related electronics. If you search these key words, you can get information.

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BalaLak   12/28/2010 6:11:49 AM
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I agree that color e-ink will be a technology to watch out for, especially if it can start supporting video display. I foresee a not-so-distant future where color e-ink can compete directly with LCD.

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R_Colin_Johnson   12/23/2010 4:59:09 PM
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NFC was originally on the list, but since it is already a solved problem, even though it is rolling out in the U.S. in 2011, we decided that other less familiar technologies would be better fits in our forward looking list.

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Silicon_Smith   12/22/2010 4:26:40 PM
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Gesture recognition is the one I would bet my money on. Also, I would like to see innovations is displays. Maybe the projection technologies spreading their wings and the DLP showing more application!

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Duane Benson   12/21/2010 5:44:51 PM
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I suspect that we'll see a lot from electronic paper in 2011. It's been in a couple of e-readers for a few years now and I'd guess it's about time for it to take the next step with increased response speeds and reduced costs. I'm not sure color will be available in 2011 though. Maybe 2012. With those improvements, a new set of applications will open up in the coming year. We may not see many of the commercial products, but we'll see the raw displays come out ready to be put into commercial products. And, just what are those new applications? Too many to list, but I can speculate on a few. Modal safety and regulatory labeling. Labeling has become less and less effective as there are more and more things to warn about. However, quite often, the warnings needed are different depending on the state of the device (off, standby, full-on, etc.) By putting labels for each possible condition, all of them can become lost in the noise. With e-paper, the warnings can be modal and thus very prominent and customized for each needed condition. Instructional and operational check-lists. This application isn't that different than e-readers, but it could benefit from specialization for the task. With costs down, that specialized product could be commercially viable. Advertising. We're already seeing a few early-adopter forays into e-paper advertising, but again, with a reduction in costs, it will proliferate into all sorts of annoying and intrusive places.

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old account Frank Eory   12/21/2010 5:17:17 PM
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I'm surprised that Near Field Communications didn't make the list. NFC-capable smartphones might account for a significant percentage of debit & credit transactions in the near future.

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old account Frank Eory   12/21/2010 5:11:37 PM
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Agreed. Automatic Radar needs to become more ubiquitous, to compensate for the increase in reckless driving due to more and more drivers using other new technologies -- mobile handsets, GPS, etc. -- when instead they should be paying attention to the road!

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phoenixdave   12/20/2010 3:23:54 PM
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The Microsoft Kinect Add-on system and associated technologies should open up a whole world of new 3D interactive applications in the future. After struggling to be the standout in the game field Microsoft seem to have done their homework this time. I would expect to see an increase in patent cross-licensing agreements and litigation between the industry players in the next few years. I can't wait to see an application of the Kinect system on a 3D television. A "virtual environment 3D gaming" will be be the future.

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