EBN, the reputed online community for supply chain professionals globally, has posted the views of a European Commission, Vice President Neelie Kroes, on the opportunities meted out by emerging technology trends in the modern world.
For the regular followers of the developments in the high tech sector, the idea of investing in emerging technology has always been a baseline requirement and it has been encouraging to hear the topic being raised at an International Forum. The importance given to emerging technology by Kroes, who is responsible for the digital agenda of the Trading Block, helped the cause to a large extent.
In her speech at the FET Flagships Pilots Final Conference held at Brussels ,in the second week of July, Kroes has called upon people to invest in emerging technology trends and the new ideas that have the power to fuel the World of tomorrow. She added that though the shadows of financial crisis still loomed large on the Continent, it was time that we woke up to the opportunities made available by the emerging technology trends.
According to Kroes the emerging technology and the efforts of the people behind the same should not be taken lightly and the rest of the world should follow suit.
An event for emerging technologies was hosted by GNA Technologies on Tuesday for Neosho Residents. The event enabled residents to explore some of the latest products in emerging technologies both for home and business. The event, Emerging Technologies for Business, Home and Education for 2012, was meant to educate the Neosho community on the latest technological advances.
According to the co-owner of GNA Technologies, Rodney Griffin, the purpose was to get people to see the latest in everything ranging from cameras to security systems as well as audio and video products.
GNA Technologies roped in six companies with whom they did business to exhibit their products and give information on emerging technologies.
Products like IP surveillance cameras were exhibited by ACTI whose spokesperson, Jim Olson talked with Neosho residents about the technological advancements made.
There were representations of security products by Rosslare Security Products, and ELK Products at the come and go event. Audio / video systems were exhibited by CCS Presentation Solutions.
A time clock for facial recognition was also on display at the GNA Technologies counter. According to Griffin the purpose of the time clock was to recognize a face and prevent colleagues from marking attendance for their co-workers.
The event on emerging technologies was quite a draw as more than 100 people dropped by.
Researchers at the famous Stanford University have designed a new technology, which makes use of different magnetic fields in order to wirelessly charge electric vehicles travelling on the highways. The new technology transfers large electric currents between metal coils which are placed many feet apart.
The objective behind the research of this new technology is to develop an electric highway which charges cars and trucks wirelessly while they are travelling on the road. In the opinion of the researchers the new technology has the potential to increase the driving range of electric automobiles and convert the scenario of highway travel.
Shanhui Fan, who is an Associate Professor of electrical engineering, said that "Our visualization is such that that one will not only be able to drive on to any highway but also charge one's car. The new technology also known as the 'charge as you drive' will solve the problems for plug-in electric automobiles as they have limited driving range.
Richard Sassoon, the managing director of the Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP), opined that "The best part about this concept is that one can drive for an unlimited amount of time without any recharge and store more energy in the battery then there actually was."