JWT, the global creative agency, issues it’s annual list of 100 Things to Watch in the year ahead.
My fave: Self-Powering Devices.
“In 2011 engineers made strides toward harnessing kinetic energy to power our devices and homes. (This science pulls energy from thousands of tiny movements, like human motion or spinning wheels.) For instance, startup Tremont Electric began selling its nPower PEG, a battery rod that collects kinetic energy. At year-end, IBM’s annual “5 in 5” forecast (five tech advances the company foresees happening within five years) included the idea that we’ll be self-powering our homes, offices and cities.”