Category Archives: Invention

Under Bidding a Bridge to Nowhere

If a customer isn’t 100% certain about the value of a product, then they’ll want to minimize their committed costs.  From an ROI standpoint, their R (the return) is uncertain and has risk.  To maximize their ROI, they will want … Continue reading

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The World Economic Forum’s ‘Top 10 Emerging Technologies’

Nanosensors!  Autonomous vehicles! [Yawn.]  We’ve seen these before. Organs-on-chips? Optogenetics?!?  Now this is interesting. The Davos-based World Economic forum released a list of 10 emerging technologies that made a tour of the press a few weeks ago.  There is no … Continue reading

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Technology Forecasting and Predictions: 2016 (7 of 7)

DTNS’s 2016 prediction show, #2657, was published on December 31, 2015 and along with the diverse group of hosts, there was a broad range of predictions in many areas. Virtual reality dominated from an air time standpoint.  With multiple big … Continue reading

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Tech Forecasting: Comments on 6 Years of Forecasts (3 of 7)

Over six years of prediction shows, when the hosts were right, they were very right.  When they were wrong, it was usually because they were too early or because of a surprise event in the area they were forecasting.  Most … Continue reading

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DTNS 2397: Tech Forecasting for 2015 (1 of 7)

In the value-for-value world of DTNS, Patreon and Tom Merrit – I might not be the best contributor.  Trying to think of ways to give back, I listened to the 2015 forecast show, DTNS 2397, that was published on December … Continue reading

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Fraud in Industrial Technologies

GigaOm’s article on green energy snake oil highlights the challenges faced by investors in any industrial technology.  We’re not investors, but over the past six years of applying our process and equipment in this industrial technology space, we have certainly seen many unusual … Continue reading

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Seven Red Lines (aka “The Expert”): The Transcript

Cast: CUSTOMER C1 (“Customer 1st speaker”) – The customer lead, Justine’s boss Justine – Design specialist at the customer VENDOR V1 (“Vendor 1st speaker”) – The vendor lead, Walter and Anderson the Expert’s boss. Walter – Reports to V1, serves … Continue reading

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