Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology

The Emerging Technology SIG examines specific new technologies and applications, as well as technology trends and opportunities across markets and industries. We don't mind if a technology has one foot in the lab; we do avoid those that are...

Upcoming Event04/23/2014, 06:30PM - 09:00PM, San Francisco, CA

Description

The Emerging Technology SIG examines specific new technologies and applications, as well as technology trends and opportunities across markets and industries. We don't mind if a technology has one foot in the lab; we do avoid those that are "established" in any sense of the word.

Recent talks have included indoor 3D mapping, improved internet protocols, emerging directions in programming languages, crowdsourced image processing, and cargo control in seaports. Since almost every technology contains some software, we range widely and fearlessly :)

Emerging Technology SIGs are free for SVForum members, and non-members who register in advance.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month. Please join us!

Interested in speaking at one of our events? Please email EmergingTechSIG@SVForum.org.

SIG Blog

Yesterday, Elis Pogace gave an overview, history, potential and limitations of Arduino and Raspberry Pi. My personal take-away from this is that they pack a lot of potential since they bring down the cost of embedded development and make it available to a wide range of hobbyists; BTW, Elis co-hosts a meetup in San Jose's Tech Shop for just such a purpose. One may be tempted to think this will be in hobby-land 10 years from now. But then, look at how Homebrew Computer Club turned out.

Not through walls, but if you're sitting in front of your computer, Leap Motion has a USB input device CNET says can detect motion  to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy. Video demo at Leap 3D Out-Kinects Kinect

Vivek Agarwal of Surfmark last night at the Emerging Technology SIG of SVForum looked at the challenges in research and collaboration and the gaps in solutions to date. He asserted that collaboration should start early, during the preliminary research / exploratory search phase, when ideation is happening. Tremendous effort goes into conducting exploratory searches across an organization but those efforts are large wasted for not being able to save, share and collaborate around the search process and results.

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