2004 - Atlanta,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
12:30 - 4:00 pm
Rich DeMillo of Georgia Tech previews
the Field Trip.
• Shape and visual search
• Virtual reality/environments
• User-configurable displays
• Visual microsensors
• Surrogate mobile robots
• New composite materials
• Implant technologies
Who can predict what predictions
will be valid about the future? Will biological elements
augment developments in quantum devices to take their
take place alongside silicon? Will new platforms take
us out of the loop with their specialized intelligence
and skills, or will they afford us even more control?
Will we see a convergence of our multiple platforms/devices?
Will the Internet become a part of global intelligence?
Does wireless still hold the promise of the ultimate
sensory system? What remedies will we see for the recovery
of telecom? What will be the impact of peer-to-peer
In the next 5 years, we can expect
technology to develop in directions determined by
forces far outside
enterprise. Organizations now worry less about how
fast their computers run and more about how well
they work together. People no longer wonder whether
is available online, but rather how best to find
and use it. What will matter in the future is utilizing
all the power of connection in productive ways. For
years, we've searched for intelligent life in space;
will we find it closer to home in our computing devices
What used to pass for “wow” technology
is becoming transparent, embedded, intelligent and
invisible. There is far more to the future of technology
than smaller, faster, better, cheaper, and more plentiful!
Are next generation technologies a refinement of
faster, better” syndrome, or do they truly
provide a leap to new platforms and paradigms? At
we’ll look at breakthroughs that stand to fuse
the worlds of physics, electronics, photonics, biology,
chemistry, computing, AI and AL, with a particular
attention to those about to change industries, and
the way we work and live.
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Barrows, Founder, Centeye, Inc.
Mr. Matthew Bate, CTO, Essentially Different, Ltd.
Mr. Brent Bilger, Vice President, Destiny Networks
Dr. Rodney Brooks, Director, Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory, MIT and CTO, iRobot
Dr. Hunter Hoffman, Cognitive Psychologist, Human Interface
Technology Lab, University of Washington
Dr. Stephen Jacobsen, Founder and CEO, Sarcos
Mr. Chris Jones, CEO, Informatrix
Dr. Mark Kryder, CTO, Seagate Technology
Dr. Jennifer Lalli, Director of Nanocomposites, Nanosonic
Dr. Martin Lawrence, Cambridge Optical Sciences
Dr. Mark Liponis, Corporate Medical Director, Canyon
Dr. Michael Mateas, Assistant Professor, Literature,
Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Ralph Merkle, Director, Georgia Tech Information
Dr. Karthik Ramani, Professor, Mechanical Engineering,
Mr. David Rose, President, Ambient Devices
Mr. Joseph Santucci, Founder, President, and CEO, Pixlogic,
Dr. Yulun Wang, CEO, InTouch Health, Inc.
Dr. Kevin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics, University
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