If it can be done, it will be done. That is the message that businesses and their IT outfits are getting from emerging trends in technology like cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). An article by Daniel Burrus for The Big Think identifies twenty of these unfolding trends. Keep your eyes open and stay on-your-toes competitive. The next five years are going to be interesting.
Robots Start to Think
The IoT will be one of the most astonishing transformations in coming years, with embedded technologies sharing real time data, performing diagnostics, and making virtual repairs without the aid of humans.
Life is a Game
Combine 3D interfaces with existing gaming interfaces and advanced simulation technology that diagnoses and adapts in real time, and what you get is the learning environment of tomorrow – immersive, competitive, and most importantly, fun.
The printing press has gone digital thanks to smartphones and tablets, and in some ways, people have gone digital. Technology like that of Siri has the potential to virtually assist in retail sales, maintenance, etc. The possibilities are limitless.
IT in 3D
The world is not flat, and neither is our digital future thanks to emerging 3D displays. However, the world is flat if you consider the convenience with which we’ll be able to video interface at a moment’s notice on tablets, smart phones, or TVs.
A Mobile, Virtual, Smart World
Mobile banking via smart phones, intelligent and customizable TV programming and an entire ecosystem of apps means that everywhere you are can be the same place and a different place all at once. Visualization that combines geographic information systems with radio frequency identification has the potential to revolutionize global marketing, supply chains, the list goes on. The mobile revolution in particular is penetrating every nook and cranny of the business world – small, medium, and large-sized businesses will all require an enterprise mobility strategy.