Top Trends for the Decade Ahead in Venture, Tech, Genomics, IP, and More Innovative Fields

Xconomy National — 

We hit a nerve last month when we asked leading innovators in high-tech, biotech, cleantech, and venture capital to write guest editorials about the transformational changes they see coming in their fields over the next decade. We got so many thoughtful submissions from the advisers we call “Xconomists,” and other tech leaders, that we figured it would be handy to provide a little roundup of these stories in case you missed any.

I’m not going to try to find a common theme in these opinion pieces, because they are really all over the map. Some are short, some are long. Some looked a full decade out, others looked at the coming year, and one (McKinsey & Co.’s Steve Davis) peered out a century. So when you have a little spare time, scan the headlines, click, and enjoy. We learned a lot, and we’ll be watching to see how much of this stuff actually comes true.

Exponentials R Us: Seven Computer Science Game-Changers from the 2000’s, and Seven More to Come” (Ed Lazowska, University of Washington, Dec. 24, 2009)

The Startup Whisperer’s 2010 Technology Predictions” (Matt Hulett, RealNetworks, Jan. 4, 2010)

2010 Venture Capital Oscar Predictions” (Michael Greeley, Flybridge Capital Partners, Jan. 5, 2010)

Five Biotechnologies That Will Face Away This Decade” (Stephen Friend, Sage Bionetworks, Jan. 6, 2010)

Top Five Innovations to Watch in the Coming Decade” (Robert Nelsen, Arch Venture Partners, Jan. 7, 2010)

Top Five Disruptive Biotech Ideas to Watch in the Coming Decade” (David Walt, Tufts University, Jan. 8, 2010)

The Intellectual Property Century” (Steve Davis, McKinsey & Co., Jan. 11, 2010)

Be of Good Cheer in New Year, All Ye Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders” (Mike Elconin, Tech Coast Angels, Jan. 12, 2010)

Achieving New Heights in Energy Efficiency in 2010” (Nathan Rothman, Optimum Energy, Jan. 13, 2010)

Genomic Advances of the 2000s Will Demand an Informatics Revolution in the 2010s” (Eric Schadt, Pacific Biosciences, Jan. 14, 2010)

Can Molecular Medicine Survive its Teenage Years and Reach Its Potential This Decade?” (Matt O’Donnell, University of Washington, Jan. 15, 2010)

Top Five Innovations to Look for in Search-Based Marketing in 2010” (Russ Mann, Covario, Jan. 18, 2010)

Top Five Trends in the Future of Work” (Brent Frei, Smartsheet, Jan. 19, 2010)

Hardware Versus Software: The Defining Technology Battle of This Decade” (Sim Simeonov, FastIgnite, Jan. 20, 2010)

Genomics Laid the Foundation for Big Global Health Advances to Come This Decade” (Ken Stuart, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Jan. 21, 2010)