What are the hottest emerging technologies to invest in?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by elsupremo, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. What do you think?
    In my opinion the SS (Solar energy & Space tourism) have both huge potential compared to any other industry. Some facts:

    - Solar energy supply has grown with 30% per year in 20 years - compared to this figure the need for hydrogen based electricity has grown with about 0.2% per annum - which is a difference in 150 times!
    - According to thompson reuters, venture capitals have invested 90% more money in last year in green energy most of which goes to solar energy.
    - Prices of solar energy have declined in hundreds of times ever since its beginning in the 70s.

    About space tourism - the situation is immature compared to solar energy and almost any other business industry atm - but certainly has huge potential. For instance:

    - Richard Branson's virgin group: virgingalactic.com arranges orbital trips, costing about $200,000 per person and it seems that hundreds of people pay for that.
    - HIlton announced some plans for a space hotel.
    - NASA put end to the space shuttle program and replaced it with the times cheaper Ares program which will almost surely have it's own moon program.
    - "Moon property" prices have grown 40% for 3 years.
    - Possibly, as energy gets cheaper - this will reflect to space tourism as well, so the space tourism might explode beyond the current predicted scope.