The world around you is changing, and quicker than you might think. From new technologies that let us stream movies directly from people’s brains and nano sized “submersibles” that patrol our blood streams looking for the first signs of Cancer to the rise of interstellar space travel and new technologies that, one day, could make death a thing of the past. Slowly but surely the things that society once thought of as “Magic” are becoming the every day.


2017 Griffin Emerging Technology Radar: 170 Technologies Fuelling The Future


In my latest Radar, or Starburst as I like to call it, I’ve tried to bring 170 of these technologies to the surface so that you too can see the epic scale of the change – the challenges and the opportunities – that lie ahead for all of us, as businesses, individuals and society at large.

I hope you like it, and if you have any comments or critiques just drop them into the comments section below.

Peace and love,

Matt @mgriffin_uk

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, award winning Futurist and Founder of the 311 Institute is described as "The Adviser behind the Advisers." Recognised for the past five years as one of the world's foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an author, entrepreneur international speaker who helps investors, multi-nationals, regulators and sovereign governments around the world envision, build and lead the future. Today, asides from being a member of Centrica's prestigious Technology and Innovation Committee and mentoring XPrize teams, Matthew's accomplishments, among others, include playing the lead role in helping the world's largest smartphone manufacturers ideate the next five generations of mobile devices, and what comes beyond, and helping the world's largest high tech semiconductor manufacturers envision the next twenty years of intelligent machines. Matthew's clients include Accenture, Bain & Co, Bank of America, Blackrock, Bloomberg, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Du Pont, E&Y, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, HPE, Huawei, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, McKinsey & Co, Monsanto, PWC, Qualcomm, Rolls Royce, SAP, Samsung, Schroeder's, Sequoia Capital, Sopra Steria, UBS, the UK's HM Treasury, the USAF and many others.

  • Kevin Paylow#2

    19th June 2017

    Great stuff, Matthew. As overwhelming as this is, the synergy between these advances really gets the mind racing.

  • Nat Stones#3

    19th June 2017

    Fantastic stuff as always Matthew – Divergence, Convergence, Emergence – all there. Thanks so much.

  • Max Murray-Brooks#4

    21st September 2017

    Well done! Very Useful, Interesting, Thought provoking in-sight and exciting reference! PS Took while to spot small font for year nos. on radial – failing eyes! How do you classify maturation datelines, i.e. in terms of uncertainty/confidence they’re likely to occur? Can you filter this by country/company/investment, etc, etc? Max aka Charlie (from Work Experience)

    • Matthew Griffin#5

      22nd September 2017

      Thanks Max, maturation dates are classified according to when I think the technology will be “mature,” and it takes into account development rates as well as commercial viability and consumer affordability. As for being able to filter it that’s on my list of things to do but I need to find a couple of good developers to help me with that!

  • Joel Alton Taylor#6

    19th October 2017

    Matt, Is there a way I can get this in PDF form in a list form instead of an infographic form?


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