What part of the future are you thrilled about? Self-driving cars? A connected home? Smart cities? Clothes that connect to the internet? 3D-printed cars? Robot pharmacists? Are we going too fast for you?
At this point, you’re probably overwhelmed with the feelings of excitement, shock, confusion, or all of them put together. We just don’t blame you a single bit of it. Technology’s evolution has come to the point where it’s no longer considered a luxury, but a necessity.
A report by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society Council revealed a list of technological ‘tipping points’ that are expected to mainstream in the next 10+ years.
The council surveyed over 800+ executives and experts from the information and communication technology sectors to determine the timeline of these ambitious advancements in software engineering.
Most of the answers from the respondents claimed that the predicted time frame (for when these ‘tipping points’ actually surface) would be between 2018 and 2027.
The potential benefits from these ‘tipping points’ are suggested to impact various sectors, such as the environment, human health, international relations, and global commerce.
With the rapid progress in artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, and connected devices, people from around the world will be able to connect and communicate in the unique ways possible.
Businesses will soon be able to flourish better by automating complex tasks, reaching out to new markets, and decreasing production costs.
In spite of all these possible conveniences, there are considerable challenges that stand in the way of turning these innovations into reality. Fortunately, this post aims to help people steer past those complications.
Here we have crafted a wonderful infographic that will help you briefly run through the 21 upcoming ‘tipping points’ of technology that await the humanity.