We publish roughly 60 forecasts of strategic technologies covering all fields. Forecasts include empirical background data organized into Pro and Con trends, supported by examples of R&D projects, new ventures, and other applications. Results from the TechCast Expert Panel of 150 scientists, engineers, scholars, consultants, and futurists provide forecasts of the most likely year to reach adoption levels, potential market size, and expert confidence. See Sample Forecast.
A unique feature of TechCast’s work is the S-curves that help users understand the entire life cycle of a technology. We plot adoption levels and market saturation data and visually fit the best possible S-curve to the data. This requires assuming the most likely saturation level, a critical question facing every forecaster. The resulting Life Cycle Graph enables our members and experts to vividly estimate each technology’s development path.
Technology Forecasts are grouped into the following 7 fields of study with sample technologies covered.
Energy & Environment
Alternative Energy, GMO, Smart Grids, Water Purification, Green Economy
Manufacturing & Robotics
Nanotechnology, Smart Robots, Smart Sensors, Power Storage, 3-D Printing
Medicine & Biogenetics
Artificial Organs, Life Extension, E-Health, Cancer Cure, Neurotech
Biocomputing, Optical Computers, Quantum Computing, Thought Power, AI
E-Government, E-Commerce, E-Tailing, Global Brain, Intelligent Web, Video Conferencing
Contact, Space Tourism, Star Travel, Commercial Space, Solar Satellites
Hypersonic Planes, Fuel Cell Cars, Intelligent Cars, Hi-Speed Trains, Small Vehicles
For further information, please see Examples of Tech Forecasts, Social Trends, and Wild Cards, and also see summaries of our Forecast Tables