Futurist Jack Uldrich Releases 20 Technology Predictions for 2010

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Renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich predicts long-distance robotic surgery, "augmented" politicians, black-market synthetic diamonds and "cyborg" soldiers to become reality in the year ahead.

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"My message to the business world is simple: you must either adapt or die."

Renowned global futurist, Jack Uldrich has released his first-ever compilation of technology -based predictions for 2010. Covering advances in social networking; robotics; nanotechnology; synthetic biology; energy; augmented reality; genomics; radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and rapid prototype manufacturing, the list extrapolates existing technology trends and places the predictions into specific business and cultural applications.

“The predictions are designed to be informative, insightful and provocative,” said Uldrich. “They are meant to capture the attention of business and political leaders who were so preoccupied with surviving the recession of 2009 that they failed to notice the pace of technological change is accelerating.” Added Uldrich, “My message to the business world is simple: you must either adapt – or perish.”

Among the predictions Uldrich makes: the first-ever demonstration of a successful long-distant surgical operation on an American citizen will, counter-intuitively, fuel the “medical tourism” business; the encroachment of molecularly-flawless synthetic diamonds into the commercial market will shake the international diamond industry to its core; and the battlefield deployment of the first “cyborg” soldier will cause an ethical uproar and lead to legislation seeking to prohibit the use of brain chips in otherwise healthy individuals.

Readers will also learn why Paris will become an even more popular tourist destination; advances in genomics will lead to a host of new social networking sites; and algae will become both a “hot” commodity and a target for environmentalists. The complete forecast of technology predictions can be viewed in its entirety here.

Individuals interested in interviewing Mr. Uldrich, the author of The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Face of Business and Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies, can reach him at 612.267.1212.

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, best-selling author; editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net.

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