The Future of Technology

Richard Hopkins


Let's take a look into tomorrrow's world of technology at three separate scales - planetary, human and nano-tech. For each of them we will take a look at two or three examples of technology that has the potential to change the world. Topics covered include global energy consumption, plasmonics, digital twins, molecular chemistry and quantum computing.


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Richard has been an IT architect for more than 25 years and was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). He was also the nineteenth President of IBM's Academy of Technology. Over the years Richard has delivered multiple large, complex systems for IBM’s clients. He documented his insights as co-author of Eating the IT Elephant - a book that explained how to modernise complex brownfield IT landscapes using semantic technology. He lives in a beautiful market town in Yorkshire with his wife, three adult kids, four dogs, eight cats and a homemade robot dog.

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AI / AutomationCloud & DataDigital ReinventionIoTQuantumSecurity & Privacy

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