Future Digest: Connected Cars, The Tablet Market, and Uranium Mining

November 14, 2012 • Chris

Our weekly digest of issues to follow now and in the future using live visualizations from Recorded Future.

In the future…
How Will the Connected Car Evolve?Connected Car

“OEM connected car system shipments are expected to grow from 8.22 million in 2012 to 39.5 million in 2016.”  Check out what’s in the works >>

Companies aggresively push for more sustainable packaging

“Sainsbury’s said that it had the industry’s most ambitious target to reduce packaging – by 33% relative to sales by 2015.” See company plans >>

Mapping future uranium production and operational deposits

“The Husab mine in Namibia, one of the world’s largest uranium deposits, will be operational by the end of 2015.” View map >>

How big will the tablet market get?

“Susan Welsh de Grimaldo [Strategy Analytics] said at the end of 2016, tablets with active cellular data subscriptions will represent 18 percent of the total installed base.”  More on the tablet market >>

What’s happening now…
Tracking Russian and Chinese Arms SalesRussia China Arms

“Iraq has cancelled a $4.2bn (£2.6bn) deal to buy arms from Russia because of concerns about ‘corruption’, an Iraqi government advisor has said.” Explore the network >>

Safety and security of smart meters remain divisive

“…privacy experts have warned that smart meters could be used to spy on consumers in a myriad of different ways, including “what appliances are being used in individual homes…” View recent quotes >>

Sifting through rumors about Obama’s next cabinet

“Jacob J. Lew, Mr Obama’s current White House chief of staff and former budget director, is said to be a prime candidate to become Treasury secretary.” See Treasury Secretary talk >>

Mapping the Haqqani Network

“There exists a certain paranoia within (the Pakistan) military about India’s increasing role in Afghanistan, and therefore it is reluctant to turn against its partners, like the Haqqani Network.” Follow the latest >>