12 predictions for 2012 from NESTA: takeoff of 3D printing (finally..), frugal innovation, Internet of things,..

NESTA have published their list of 12 things that are likely to take-off in 2012:

1. Innovation for frugality – This year innovators will become thriftier

2. Raspberry Pi and the rise of the cheap computer – We’ll see a return to home programming

3. Massively connected – The Internet of Things will come of age

4. Healthy appetite for tech – Our approach to health will become more like a running club

5. The rise of the new reporter – Data journalism will defy the decline of the printed press

6. Your mobile wallet – Technology enabling our phones to act as mobile wallets will finally break through

7. Seeing the impact in impact investing – The impact investment industry will step up a gear

8. The death and life of great public servants – A growing movement of leaders will challenge the separation of public and private sectors

9. 3D printing – The next Industrial Revolution will continue to pick up steam

10. Educated gamers – Next Christmas the games will be much more serious

11. The year of the crowdfunder – 2012 will prove an important year for the evolution of business funding

12. Outside the Box – Next year we’ll see a seismic shift in how we understand, view and make television

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