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...

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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

SVForum is organizing a conference on the intersection of sports & tech. Dec. 5, Palo Alto. Possibly the first ever. As always, SVForum conferences are a bargain: https://svforum.org/Sports-Technology-Conference/Technology-Meets-Sports...

Whether or not you want to know if you're susceptible to various genetics-related diseases, and whether or not you're interested in your ancestry, identifying adverse drug reactions, drug response and drug sensitivity is HUGE. I'm definitely getting a profile.

That's my take-away from Joanna Mountain's talk this week at the Emerging Technology SIG of SVForum.

23andMe profiles are down to $99. The health-related reports returned are up from the original 13 when 23andMe was launched in 2007 to 237 today (and growing).

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.

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