In a year that celebrates the 100th anniversary of commercial aviation, it seemed fitting that the 2014 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit should start the proceedings by looking to the future.

Enlisting the help of Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Futures and profiled by the Independent newspaper as one of the top ten global future thinkers, attendees were given a glimpse into potential trends and technologies that may become a reality in the not too distant future.

At a time when business cycles are getting shorter,  the more successful industry sectors are still those that anticipate their needs, challenges and opportunities by looking 5-10 years into the future and beyond. This is exactly why the aviation industry is placing so much importance in its sustainability efforts as it recognizes that this will enable growth for years to come.

Take a look at the Mr. Talwar’s presentation below and learn about his predictions on a range of subjects varying from wearable technology to 4D printing for aircraft parts and even the quest for human immortality.