The Future of Technologies: Content

Cover Zukunft Technologie

Karlheinz Steinmüller with Angela Steinmüller
Murmann Verlag Hamburg 2006


  • A look into the 21st century
  • The art of technology foresight

Technology Fields

  • Information and communication technologies
  • Biotechnologies
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Neurotechnologies

Application Fields

  • Medicine and Health: From Healing to Reconstruction
  • Artificial Intelligence: The Long March of Robots
  • Energy: The world after oil
  • Food and Agriculture: Individualized and Highly Technological
  • Production: Virtual and rapid
  • Media: The virtual world
  • Environment: preparedness and global management
  • Transport: interconnected and on new infrastructures
  • Buildings: Intelligent and bionic
  • Security: Invisible fronts and cyber war ?
  • Space: Robots, Chinese and Tourists
  • No plus ultra: Technologies that remain utopian  


  • Megatrends: The major development lines
  • Techno-Involution, a new stage in evolution
  • Long-term scenarios: diverging technology paths
  • Germany and the next technology wave
  • A century of plus ultra