Peter Pesti, MS, MSc
The Nanowerk News article Lots of nanotechnology in roadmap of the 21st century said
You might already have seen Peter Pesti’s compilation “Detailed Roadmap of the 21st Century” posted at the Georgia Tech website.
Pesti’s compilation is a year by year bullet point list of notable advances expected to happen in the 21st century, from 2006 onwards. The motivation for creating such a compilation is to allow us to evaluate predictions in context of other predictions; evaluate their credibility in view of the big picture; and finally, to enable us to better plan and prepare for the coming years. Since the goal is to provide an overview of predictions, the list contains no original research or predictions: all listed advances are marked with their sources. When time ranges are given in the original sources, the most pessimistic (ie. latest) predictions are used. While the compilation aims to be comprehensive, it does not aim to be coherent: it is up to the reader to resolve conflicting predictions by trusting one (or none) of the sources.
For ground truth reference, listed advances include planned phases of large science and construction projects (with plans extending mostly until 2015), some regular political and sporting events (until 2025), and the age of Britney Spears. Projections on the state of the world (until 2050) are from Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the United Nations and the US intelligence community. Technology development projections are from DoD roadmaps, a nanotechnology expert survey, a semiconductor roadmap, and futurist opinions (Kurzweil, Klatz, Grossman, deGrey). An extensive compilation from British Telecom’s futurologists is also included, although predictions on that list have no source indications and the authors compiling the list “do not necessarily approve or condone what we are predicting will happen”.
Peter Pesti, MS, MSc is the author of
Detailed Roadmap of the 21st Century
and is a PhD student in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of
Peter also authored the Google Maps Nighttime! mashup webpage (165,000 unique visitors in first month), coauthored “mGraffiti” satellite and map imagery based community interaction software for Windows Mobile powered PDAs, and authored the “Fairhill TTS” corpus-based speech synthesis engine in C++ for Hungarian.
His publications include Biometric Identification Using Song-Based Blink Patterns, Corpus-Based Unit Selection TTS for Hungarian, Generation Change in Speech Synthesis (in Hungarian), and Design Issues of a Corpus-Based Speech Synthesizer.
Peter earned a MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006 and a MSc in Technical Informatics from the Budapest University of Technology, Hungary in 2006. He speaks English (fluent), French (intermediate), and Hungarian (native).