It is the aim of Technoscan®Centre to participate in the creation of a Clean Techno-sphere. This consists of a universe of strong technologies that heeds the innermost needs of people and the sovereignty of nature.
To achieve its aim Technoscan®Centre promotes Society-wide technological awareness and wisdom.
It does so by selectively tracking #TechnologyLandmarks and combining them into an integrative framework based on a unified view of technology. This view contrasts significantly from the orthodox view using a diversified perspective emphasising separate technologies.
The unified view is based on the fact that the essence of technology is to provide functionality. In reality nine fundamental functionalities are differentiated. These are usually depicted in a functionality grid.
To help anticipate technological evolution the grid is incorporated into a framework called the #OmegaMap. The format for an #OmegaMap is depicted below and described in a book; Technology: Its Fundamental Nature.
To illustrate #TechnologyLandmarks examples are posted on our Technology Landmarks page.
CHEAPER LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Cheaper Lithium-ion batteries are regarded as constituting a Technology Landmark for use in an OmegaMap. Its widespread use would contribute significantly to making renewable energy storage more popular. The information presented here is based on an article “A Behind the Scenes Take on Lithium-ion Battery Prices” written by Logan Goldie-Scot and published in Bloomberg NEF, … Continue reading “CHEAPER LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES”
LIQUID SOLAR FUEL
Bottled solar fuel is regarded as a Technology Landmark for use in an OmegaMap. Its widespread use would contribute significantly to making solar energy storable and transportable. The information presented here is based on an article “Scientists can now bottle solar energy, turn it into liquid fuel” written by Robby Berman and published in bigthink.com … Continue reading “LIQUID SOLAR FUEL”
ELECTRICITY BEAMED TO MOVING OBJECT
This technology is regarded as a Technology Landmark for use in an OmegaMap. Its widespread use would contribute significantly to the effectiveness in which electricity is transmitted to moving objects such as motor vehicles that now have to be idle while recharging. The information presented here is based on an article entitled “Researchers at Stanford have … Continue reading “ELECTRICITY BEAMED TO MOVING OBJECT”
BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC FROM CACTUS
Biodegradable plastic from cactus has been identified as a Technology Landmark for use in an OmegaMap. If this technology succeeds it will lessen the accumulation of plastic pollution at present afflicting the ecosphere. The information source for this sketch is an article “This Mexican is making biofuel from cactus plants” written by Sean Flemming on … Continue reading “BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC FROM CACTUS”
ENERGY INDEPENDENT TREATMENT OF EFFLUENT
Seaside located effluent treatment that does not rely on an external energy source has been identified as a Technology Landmark for an OmegaMap. Its successful application would lessen the pollution caused by interruptions in power supply which result in untreated effluent being discharged into the ocean. The information presented here is sourced from an article … Continue reading “ENERGY INDEPENDENT TREATMENT OF EFFLUENT”
STEEL BLAST FURNACE POWERED BY HYDROGEN
Steel blast furnaces powered by hydrogen would contribute significantly to a reduction in carbon emissions. This development is considered a Technology Landmark for an Omegamap. The information presented below is based on an article; “How to Power a Steel Blast Furnace Using Only Hydrogen” written by Carolene Delbert on November 15 2019, in the Popular … Continue reading “STEEL BLAST FURNACE POWERED BY HYDROGEN”