Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy, identifies 10 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years.
These technologies could change our world, as well as their benefits and challenges, and offers guidelines to help leaders from businesses and other institutions respond.
Advanced robotics—that is, increasingly capable robots or robotic tools, with enhanced "senses," dexterity, and intelligence—can take on tasks once thought too delicate or uneconomical to automate.
Energy-storage devices or physical systems store energy for later use. These technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells, already power electric and hybrid vehicles, along with billions of portable consumer electronics.
Quantum Computing In a world of big data, it’s becoming more and more necessary to deal with vast amounts of information. Applications of quantum computing include complicated calculations, memory tasks, virtual experiments and generally dealing with mass data.
Internet of Things (IoT) This refers to identifiable objects and virtual representations in the internet. Equipping all objects with machine readable identifiers or minuscule identifying devices could dramatically change lives
3D Printing Print settlements, space-stations, furniture, utensils, transportation, clothes, games, food, body-parts, and a long list of other assets through the transfer of a document containing such files.
Block chain Technology: This is a distributed ledger technology that makes Bitcoin, Stellar (Lumens), Ethereum, and others possible by providing a record of transactions and confirming who has what at any given moment. Its security is assured by the sophisticated cryptographic processes.
Advanced Virtual Reality: Virtual Reality already exists on a commercial level. However, it may become even more advanced by being developed to help people enhance their memories or even mental wellbeing
Renewable Energy The generation of energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind is certainly disruptive, particularly when compared with traditional energy sources. According to experts, renewable energy will globally minimize climate change and pollution.
Mobile Internet Increasingly inexpensive, capable mobile computing devices and Internet connectivity are already beneficial to a wide spectrum of areas with their disruptive technology. One of these is the treatment of chronic diseases through remote health monitoring.
Cloud Computing The use of computer hardware and software resources to deliver services over the Internet or a network is already there as we all know, and developing at fast speed.