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.
- A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month. The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening. The first phase will generate for three hours after […]
- China is experiencing a supercomputing boom. For the past two years, the country has been home to the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the National University of Defense Technology’s Tianhe-2 machine. But China’s prowess at building supercomputers is becoming widespread. China now hosts 109 of the high-performance computing systems on a widely watched list of the […]
- This week, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist Andy Haldane spoke at the Trades Union Congress on the outlook for the British labour market. The headlines have been seized by his warning that up to 15 million UK jobs could be replaced by robots, but the focus on that (admittedly very large) number, risks missing […]