Envisioning emerging technology
Okay — so we like cool visuals (click on the poster image to the right). Envisioning Technology is a technological trend forecasting firm headed by emerging technology strategist Michell Zappa. Zappa and his company focus on explaining where society may be heading by extrapolating on current developments. Granted, futurists in the late 1800s predicted that big cities would soon be knee-deep in horse manure because they didn’t foresee the growth of the automobile, but looking at the road ahead is still a very important exercise, and not just for helping companies figure out what might be coming (and therefore where to focus their resources and attention), but for helping engage the public — for guiding public policy development, getting kids excited about science, and more. To read more about Zappa and his firm, go to www.envisioningtech.com.