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This is a discussion on Businesses of the future within the Trends Forum forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; I'm an entrepreneur and am always looking for new ideas. I have a company in energy efficiency which is a ...

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    Businesses of the future

    I'm an entrepreneur and am always looking for new ideas. I have a company in energy efficiency which is a large field right now, and will be growing to be even larger in the future. I also have ideas to deal with global warming. There is major money to be made in that department. I'm curious, what other fields do you think will be growing rapidly in the near-future?
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    Nano-scale technologies.

    Anything from carbon-nanotube composite photovoltaics, materials, and thermal products to nano-scale engines and robots.

    I'm hoping that within the next 20 years* we'll see a carbon-nanotube industry rise to levels that make it possible for individuals to own nano-scale products that are safer, lighter, stronger, and more durable than ever before.

    * I think that's a reasonable time frame given current progress; I don't want to sound overly optimistic about it, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spades View Post
    Nano-scale technologies.

    Anything from carbon-nanotube composite photovoltaics, materials, and thermal products to nano-scale engines and robots.

    I'm hoping that within the next 20 years* we'll see a carbon-nanotube industry rise to levels that make it possible for individuals to own nano-scale products that are safer, lighter, stronger, and more durable than ever before.

    * I think that's a reasonable time frame given current progress; I don't want to sound overly optimistic about it, however.
    I agree with you on this one. My undergrad is actually in materials engineering, so most of that stuff I am learning about. I think now with plug-in hybrid vehicles like the Chevy Volt being released, charging stations for your car might be something worth looking into.

    I don't know how much room there is for growth as far as cell phones go, but then again, people were saying the same things ten years ago. Maybe something like a screen that can stretch, using a conductive polymer?

    I think it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a method of global travel that's cheaper than anything offered thus far, and when that arrives it will change the world drastically. I just thought of this actually, and I think I might even look into this. Paying $2000 for a round trip to Australia from Canada is just ridiculous.

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    Put quality before quantity first and foremost and then the money will come. Take care of your employees, if you take care of your employees they will take care of you. You take care of your people and they will bend over backwards for you every time, you focus on their needs and let them focus on conducting your business plans. And get rid of those damn mission statements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by middeljohn View Post
    I agree with you on this one. My undergrad is actually in materials engineering, so most of that stuff I am learning about. I think now with plug-in hybrid vehicles like the Chevy Volt being released, charging stations for your car might be something worth looking into.

    I don't know how much room there is for growth as far as cell phones go, but then again, people were saying the same things ten years ago. Maybe something like a screen that can stretch, using a conductive polymer?

    I think it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a method of global travel that's cheaper than anything offered thus far, and when that arrives it will change the world drastically. I just thought of this actually, and I think I might even look into this. Paying $2000 for a round trip to Australia from Canada is just ridiculous.

    Yes, there are already quite a few examples of flexible display technologies, most notably OLED-based screens as Sony showed off at CES in early 2009 (link). I think we might be a few years from having cost-effective color displays, but I wouldn't be surprised to see small watches and retractable screens for small devices come out sooner than that, though I believe the current mock-ups for such devices are all monochromatic or made from e-Ink.

    I agree that a cheaper, faster method of travel would further revolutionize the world, but I believe that the main limitation there is our dependence on fossil fuels for aircraft and the noise pollution of travelling over populated areas at over the speed of sound. This is why trans-continental flights across Europe and the US by the Concorde were restricted.

    However Boeing and GE are both working on making quieter engines for aircraft and more streamlined, fuel efficient designs, so perhaps we will get very very close to near-super sonic speeds for more efficient travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spades View Post
    Yes, there are already quite a few examples of flexible display technologies, most notably OLED-based screens as Sony showed off at CES in early 2009 (link). I think we might be a few years from having cost-effective color displays, but I wouldn't be surprised to see small watches and retractable screens for small devices come out sooner than that, though I believe the current mock-ups for such devices are all monochromatic or made from e-Ink.

    I agree that a cheaper, faster method of travel would further revolutionize the world, but I believe that the main limitation there is our dependence on fossil fuels for aircraft and the noise pollution of travelling over populated areas at over the speed of sound. This is why trans-continental flights across Europe and the US by the Concorde were restricted.

    However Boeing and GE are both working on making quieter engines for aircraft and more streamlined, fuel efficient designs, so perhaps we will get very very close to near-super sonic speeds for more efficient travel.
    The way you talk it sounds like you're an engineer. Am I correct?

    I would be really interested in researching the possibility of a high-speed-rail under-water tunnel across the Atlantic. These can maintain speeds of 250 km/hr. New York to London is about 6000 km, so it would be a 24 hour trip. If these can be designed to go faster, it could still be cheaper to operate than air travel.

    The bendable electronics are pretty cool, but I'm talking about stretchable. Like you can make physical screen bigger or smaller. From what I understand, it is possible with our technology today. It could be great for travel when you're in the under-water train .


     

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