The World Changing Ideas of ’14

January 30, 2014

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Considering the plethora of recent advancements in technology – we are expecting big things for 2014! That’s why we were thrilled to read Fast Company’s article, The World Changing Ideas of ’14, and wanted to share our favorite predictions:A DRONE WILL SAVE A LIFE“Police who responded to a Saskatchewan car accident last May had a dilemma–the victim was missing. They had no luck searching the area on the ground, but in this case, there was another tool: They sent an unmanned aerial vehicle to look for telltale infrared signatures.”We learned about the immense potential for drones from Maker Faire – Bay Area ’13. While Graphic Recording live for noted speaker Chris Anderson , we rapidly visualized his incredible talk outlining the environmental and economic benefits of using drones in the agricultural sector. Utilizing drones to gather weather data and analyze crop data overhead can lead to better usages in water and manual labor:chrisanderson-500x346YOU WILL ACTUALLY USE A 3-D PRINTER“With desktop machines like MakerBot’s Replicator 2 selling for roughly the cost of a high-end laptop, they are finally getting accessible enough for home use. “Our biggest challenge is letting people know that they can be empowered to use this technology to make anything,” says MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis. And the technology is making its way into everyday life in other ways: McDonald’s is reportedly experimenting with custom 3-D–printed Happy Meal toys, and UPS is testing an in-store 3-D printing service.”Likewise at MakerFaire – New York ’13, we learned and visualized the upcoming possibilities of 3-D printers directly from MakerBot CEO, Bre Pettis:MakerFaire_NYC_Bre_Prettis_MakerBot-M What other digital advancements do you think we will we see in 2014? Tweet us at @ImageThink with your predictions.At ImageThink, we’re passionate about picturing big ideas in technology. To learn more about our capabilities in Graphic Recording, Illustration, or see examples of our past work partnering with technology experts, visit our Services page for more information or send us an e-mail at info@imagethink.net for work examples.