As the pace of technological progress intensifies, agile businesses and entrepreneurs are discovering new applications that take advantage of faster and cheaper computer processing power.
The status quo is being upended across all industries, and in some cases totally new industries are being created. Fast Forward is a book that filters this chaotic landscape and identifies the areas that will have the greatest impact to our lives, highlighting investment opportunities along the way. These disruptive technologies span the fields of robotics, transportation, the changing internet, life sciences, 3D printing and energy, all of which are experiencing tremendous growth.
With their previous books published over the past 9 years, Mellon and Chalabi have established an excellent track record of recognizing investment opportunities before they become mainstream, starting with forecasting the Great Recession in 2005, and identifying gold as an excellent hedge. More recently, they have written about life sciences, and their recommended stocks in "Cracking the Code" have outperformed every major market in the world.
- Companies are racing to find better ways to store electricity – and so provide us with cheaper energy when and where we want it WE ONLY notice them when they are about to run out. Icons glow red, warnings flash. The curse of modern mobility: our battery’s about to give up. It’s a trivial, everyday […]
- IS ANYONE out there? This week, Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner launched a $100 million project to reinvigorate the search for ET. The scheme, which will initially be funded for 10 years, involves an all-star line-up, including Stephen Hawking, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Frank Drake of the SETI Institute and NASA’s Pete Worden. The first […]
- Artificially intelligent robots could become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow, more than 1,000 experts, including Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder, have warned. Signatories to the open letter said that the age of AI warfare was upon us and called for a ban on “offensive autonomous weapons” that could kill without the involvement of […]