Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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The NASDAQ still to reach its highest level ever - as seen in 2002.

yahoofinance:

stefancheplick:

The Most Epic All-Time High Hasn’t Even Happened Yet

On March 10, 2000, at the peak of the infamous Dot Com Bubble, the Nasdaq Composite Index hit an all-time high 5,132.52. That moment has become enshrined in our market’s history.

Financial historians often refer to it as one of the biggest bubbles in modern times. It has been compared to the Dutch Tulip Bubble of 1637 and even the South Sea Trading Bubble. But, perhaps what is even more fascinating, is that the Nasdaq has never once come close to making new all-time highs since that moment.

Until now.

The Nasdaq is up about 10% year-to-date. It is leading the other major indexes including the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Russell 2000. However, while all of the other major indexes have hit new all-time highs over the last year or so, the Nasdaq Composite is still more than 500 points away from its high.

It is time everyone started watching the Nasdaq on a daily basis. One of the greatest retracements in market history could be in order.

Solid first Yahoo Finance Contributor post from StockTwits’ Stefan Cheplick.

This map shows natural resources as a percentage of GDP.

mapsontheweb:

Contribution of Natural Resources to GDP

Data source

This graphic examines sovereign defaults by country since 1800.

datarep:

On July 30th Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years, and for the eighth time in its history. That makes it one of the world’s most serial sovereign defaulters, though not the most frequent reoffender. Ecuador and Venezuela have both reneged on their debts ten times.

(via katiecouric)

An interesting look at GDP distribution.

mapsontheweb:

The world divided into regions with a GDP of 1 trillion dollars.

Source: DMan9797 (reddit)

(via time-for-maps)

A look at projected growth rates in South America.

businessweek:

Why Latin America’s west is growing faster than the east.

(via time-for-maps)

A look at the rise in billionaires.

The number of billionaires is forecast to grow by 38% to 2,315 in the decade to 2023, according to Knight Frank’s annual Wealth Report which is carried out by the research company Wealth Insight. (via BBC News)

The wonderful maps show the most highly-value exports by country.

kateoplis:

Your highest-valued exports, mapped

(via starstuffblog)