The Accenture Technology Future Leaders program was created for students like you as a resource to learn and collaborate with other STEM students, recent grads and Accenture’s leading technology professionals. Certain terrestrial challenges are viewed as even more daunting, as just 19% of Americans expect that humans will be able to control the weather in the foreseeable future. Just as the term suggests, 3D printing is the technology that could forge your digital design into a solid real-life product. And indeed, many Americans have a pronounced skepticism toward some new inventions that they might be able to use or purchase in the relatively near future.
Companies such as LG, Texas Instruments and HTC are releasing devices with built-in wireless charging capability. Spatial computing technology will let you fling PowerPoint presentations to screens mounted on different walls with gestures or motion-enabled remote controls. Of the four potential developments we measured, public attitudes towards ubiquitous wearable or implanted computing devices are the most positive, or more accurately, the least negative. The team displays a real understanding of our issues and comes to the table with suggestions and ideas that are very impressive.
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In addition to capturing the public’s attitudes toward specific inventions or future outcomes, we also offered them the opportunity to tell us—in their own words—which futuristic invention they themselves would want to own. Fewer than half of Americans—39%—expect that scientists will have developed the technology to teleport objects, and one in three (33%) expect that humans will have colonized planets other than Earth. The move is helping companies to save lots of dough by trimming hardware and software purchases and IT staff (because people with their own devices are fairly adept at keeping them functional without outside help). The team displays a real understanding of our issues and comes to the table with suggestions and ideas that are very impressive.
These are among the findings of a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations about the future of technological and scientific advancements, conducted by the Pew Research Center in partnership with Smithsonian magazine The survey, conducted February 13-18, 2014 by landline and cell phones among 1,001 adults, examined a number of potential future developments in the field of science and technology—some just over the horizon, others more speculative in nature.