Academics of Imperial Tech Foresight, controlled by the Imperial College London organizations are working way to display technological innovations and achievements in the form of the periodic table. Inspired by the periodic table, scientists have created the periodic table of technologies, which included 100 of the most vibrant, advanced and breakthrough technological innovations, ranging from positive and ezhednevnyh to the most incredible and potentially extremely dangerous.
Each table is colour coded and fits into the space on two axes: on the Y-axis displays the destructive potential of technology (highest to lowest), and the X-axis displays how soon one or the other technology will be translated into reality. For example, the green elements are technologies that exist now (cryptocurrencies, Autonomous vehicles, solar energy, artificial meat, the wireless transmission of energy, and so on). Yellow marked technologies that have great chances to become a reality in the near future (extraction of water from air, smart dust, 3D printing of human organs). Red elements are those technologies, the concept which already exist, but their introduction should be about 20 years (bioplastique, four-dimensional materials, the colonization of other planets, mind reading, medical implants, military robots with AI and so on). Gray noted technologies that table describes “extremely unlikely, nevertheless not impossible” (telepathy, space Elevator, virtualization of Land, transplanting heads, artificial consciousness).
Each element also has digital marking. They refer to the table notes which set out some of the companies and organizations that are engaged in the development of certain technologies. In addition, the table elements are grouped into themes (literal values in the lower right corner of each item), ranging from ecosystems data to human augmentation and interaction of people and machines.
The authors of the table Richard Watson and Anna Cupani talked to the experts to compile a table and prepared a project using annotations. Maria Jansson, who worked on the project, said it was designed as a visual beginning of a conversation about technology.
“Some corporate companies have used it in workshops, emphasizing the things they need to think when designing. We did not expect that the table will affect them,” she said.
View table full size you can click on this link. The English text, but to understand enough of the basic level.