"The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed"
- William Gibson

Trend #1: 3D Printing

How it works: 3D printing works by placing, layer by layer, many cross-sections of your object. You can print in any material that melts or fuses.

A Makerbot 3D printing builds a jack-o-lantern by melting plastic and layering it up - just like an automatic hot glue gun.

A Makerbot 3D printing builds a jack-o-lantern by melting plastic and layering it up - just like an automatic hot glue gun.

Imagine if this were printed in icing sugar or chocolate.

Imagine if this were printed in icing sugar or chocolate.

It's being used in some incredible ways.

3D Printed Chocolate from a collaboration between 3D Systems and The Hershey Company

3D Printed Chocolate from a collaboration between 3D Systems and The Hershey Company

Beautiful geometric chocolate designs from Nendo in Japan

Beautiful geometric chocolate designs from Nendo in Japan

Where it's heading

A concept for making meat from live animal cells

A concept for making meat from live animal cells

... And another concept for 3D printed human organs. The end of transplants?

... And another concept for 3D printed human organs. The end of transplants?

Prediction #1: More than half of Australia's high-end restaurants will have a 3D printer by 2025


Trend #2: High Tech Meets High Touch

Did you know 196 billion emails are sent every day?

Yes, a robot just wrote you that letter. Source: HelloBond

Yes, a robot just wrote you that letter. Source: HelloBond

That one too.

That one too.

Prediction #2: In 2020 you will receive more handwritten notes from robots than people.


Trend #3: Your kitchen got smarter than you

 

Smart Data: Google can identify flu epidemics two weeks before medical authorities can. 

Smart Data: Google can identify flu epidemics two weeks before medical authorities can. 

The Nest Thermostat learns what temperature you like, then optimises for energy efficiency.

The Nest Thermostat learns what temperature you like, then optimises for energy efficiency.

While Up by Jawbone can tell how asleep you are - and never wakes you up when you're dreaming.

While Up by Jawbone can tell how asleep you are - and never wakes you up when you're dreaming.

Quirky's Egg Minder is one example of automated inventory management

Quirky's Egg Minder is one example of automated inventory management

Prediction #3: Your top selling product in 2025 will have more computing power than Apple's most powerful  computer today.


Created just for the Comcater Dealer Conference, 2015
Adam Long and Ashton Bishop

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