Technology

Science fiction writer and futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke once said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.”

Many experts believe that we are rapidly racing toward a “technological singularity”, where the pace of technology innovation outruns humanity’s ability to control it. Even proponents of this hypothesis cannot predict what life for our species will be like if/when this event occurs.

Regardless, we can be certain that in the meantime technological advances will continue to improve life on Earth (and beyond) for many years to come.

Starting with the “Industrial Revolution” and accelerated more recently by the “Internet Boom”, technology innovation continues to disrupt markets and create new ones. No sector or community is immune to its effects, so investors, companies, and organizations that embrace this change will thrive.

Fortivo’s primary experience falls into three general market segments:

Ekso Bionics

Robotics: Ekso (Ekso Bionics)

Robotics

Although robotics technologies have existed for decades, recent developments have enabled increasingly complex machines with incredible capabilities. Robots are being used extensively in a variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace & Marine
  • Defense
  • Service Applications
Zuli Smartplug

IoT: Smartplug (Zuli)

Internet of Things (IoT)

The “internet” began life as an “inter-connected network of computers”, but now that network and those computers are increasingly weaving their way into our everyday lives. As a general market sector, IoT consists of many sub-components, including:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Micro-Devices
  • Big Data
SpaceGlass

Wearable: SpaceGlass (META)

Wearable Devices

As Moore’s Law continues to make computing even more powerful and mobile devices continue to make more of us even more dependent on perpetual connectivity, technologists and entrepreneurs making incredible advances in futuristic innovations like:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Synthetic Computers
  • Embedded Devices