The Proceedings of the IEEE organized a Future Technology Prediction Competition, as part of its Centennial Celebration. The winners of the competition are announced below. Thank you to all those who participated in the competition and congratulations to the winners.
The Proceedings of the IEEE is pleased to announce the winners of the Future Technology Predictions Competition. Submissions were evaluated and the top five (5) contest winners were selected by the Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief.
• The Grand Prize winner is an article entitled “i2CSmart: An Identity Management Based Cognition-Enabled Cooperative Smartphone,” by Salman Ali and Noman Akbar. They will receive the grand prize of US$5,000.
• The Second Prize winner is the article “Cyber-Eco Technology: Engineering of Ecological Systems,” by Paul G. Flikkema, who will receive US$1,000.
• There are also three Honorable Mention prize winners, who will each receive US$500. They are “Engineering the Future of Education,” by Flora S. Tsai; “The Reflections of the Future,” by Harry Steven (Steve) Warford; and “Transcript for June 15, 2063 IEEE Awards Ceremony,” by DeWitt Isaak.
These articles will be published over the next few months as Point of View articles in the Proceedings of the IEEE monthly journal, where authors share their visions of the future.
Thank you to all contributors for their insightful and intriguing submissions. Congratulations to the winners for your outstanding technological visions.
The competition was open to all IEEE members, with the exception of members who: (i) are also employed by IEEE; (ii) serve in an executive capacity on an IEEE committee; (iii) serve on the Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board; and (iv) are immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling) of people falling within paragraphs (i)-(iii) above.
Participants were asked to exercise both their imaginations and their technological predictive powers to outline future technological trends and evolutions as they personally see them developing over the next 20, 50, or even 100 years. The request was that they not only describe the expected device or innovation but also provide a roadmap as to how the breakthroughs described will be achieved.