Bill Gates Has Seven Predictions for the Future. In Brief 21st Century Nostradamus Bill Gates has been proved right in his predictions concerning world affairs, societal changes, and technological advances multiple times before.
What does he think will happen in the next twenty years? Bill Gates has been almost prophetic in his past predictions: his 1999 list was hauntingly accurate, foreseeing the advent of price comparison websites, smartphones, social media, and bots. Over the last few years, in interviews and annual letters, he has continued predicting: here are a selection of seven of his insights. 1.
At the Munich Security conference, Gates warned that “epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year.” 2. He believes Africa will achieve the goal due to a number of structural changes: First, better fertilizers and crops being developed will cause an upward spiral of greater nutrition leading to greater productivity. 3. Track change to accelerate sustainable action. Things to Come: A Timeline of Future Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to the ‘Essential Eight’ Emerging Technologies. Guest post by Vicki Huff Eckert, PwC US and Global New Business Leader Emerging technology strategy needs to be a core part of every company’s corporate strategy.
C-suites are challenged to sort through the noise to make clear-headed decisions about the most pertinent technologies that will sustain revenue growth and enhance business operations. But with the torrent of technological breakthroughs affecting businesses of all types, how can executives even begin to make sense of the individual technologies? To help companies focus their efforts, PwC analyzed more than 150 emerging technologies to pinpoint the “Essential Eight” we feel organizations should consider. While the corresponding strategy will vary by company, these eight technologies will have the most significant global impact across sectors. Artificial intelligence Software algorithms are automating complex decision-making tasks to mimic the human thought processes and senses.
S Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017. Today, a digital stethoscope has the ability to record and store heartbeat and respiratory sounds.
Tomorrow, the stethoscope could function as an “intelligent thing” by collecting a massive amount of such data, relating the data to diagnostic and treatment information, and building an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered doctor assistance app to provide the physician with diagnostic support in real-time. AI and machine learning increasingly will be embedded into everyday things such as appliances, speakers and hospital equipment. The 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. 2116: A Look Into The Future [INFOGRAPHIC] These Are The Top 10 Emerging Technologies Of 2016. The World Economic Forum’s annual list of emerging technologies, released this summer, include both familiar and unfamiliar discoveries.
Experts believe this is the year they will most impact individuals, businesses and society. A diverse range of breakthrough technologies, including batteries capable of providing power to whole villages, “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, could soon be playing a role in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges, according to a list published by the World Economic Forum. “Technology has a critical role to play in addressing each of the major challenges the world faces, yet it also poses significant economic and social risks.
“Horizon scanning for emerging technologies is crucial to staying abreast of developments that can radically transform our world, enabling timely expert analysis in preparation for these disruptors. 10 Predictions About the Future That Should Scare the Hell Out of You. 2016 Internet Trends.
JimPintoBlog: 2016 Pinto Prognostications. The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Peter Drucker Introduction Another year has passed – unsteadily creeping forward at jittery speed. The US stock market declined precipitously as 2015 closed. With the start of 2016, the news of the China stock market being closed twice caused further decline, showing how closely the global village is linked. Global Strategic Trends.
10 predictions for 2016. Forecasting the world in 2016. Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045. Mmunications Trends 2016. Here's What Today's Experts Think the Future Will Be Like. Five Business Trends To Watch In 2016. Depending on the sort of entrepreneur, employee, freelancer, or company leader you might be, the year ahead holds varying degrees of promise and pitfalls.
Some of the changes afoot are already affecting some more than others. But optimism is itself a strategic asset—as long as it's backed up by a strong grasp of the facts. With that in mind, here's a look at some of the business trends that seem most likely to impact professionals of all stripes in the year ahead. 1. Five-trends-will-change-world-2016?trk_msg=SFJJ06M8OAF4RFFMDPVCIO6ND4&trk_contact=75J506VAUO4BIK9T75JHNP2V54# Printer-friendly version MorningStar Prophetic Bulletin #96 - December 14, 2015 A geopolitical shift has taken place at the end of 2015 that could change the world more than we have seen since the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
Core beliefs and values are being challenged across the globe. With such a major change of direction happening, where are we headed? Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2016 and Beyond. ORLANDO, Fla. , October 6, 2015 View All Press Releases Analysts Explore the Digital Future at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 October 4-8 Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond.
Gartner's top predictions for 2016 look at the digital future, at an algorithmic and smart machine-driven world where people and machines must define harmonious relationships. "The 'robo' trend, the emerging practicality of artificial intelligence, and the fact that enterprises and consumers are now embracing the advancement of these technologies is driving change," said Daryl Plummer, vice president, distinguished analyst and Gartner Fellow.
12-Risks-with-infinite-impact-Executive-Summary. Bank of America: These Five Maps Show the Major Global Trends Investors Need to Know. In its Transforming World Atlas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch uses a collection of maps to demonstrate how the world is changing in unexpected ways—and how these trends will shape investment returns for decades to come.
Candace Browning, head of global research, referred to data from one of the Atlas maps—showing that China's share of world Internet usage is more than double that of the U.S. —on Bloomberg Surveillance this morning, Aug. 12, in the "Single Best Chart" segment. "If you look at it, in 1995, less than 1 percent of the world's population had Internet connectivity, and today it's 40 percent," Browning said. "The Internet of things, the sharing economy—all of those things are not possible without Internet connections.
" With permission from Bank of America, we reprinted one chart that caught our attention from each of the five sections in the report—People, Innovation, Earth, Government, and Markets. Cool chart breaks down how Star Wars influenced other movies and TV shows. 2015-SOF-ExecutiveSummary-English.pdf. 16 Things. How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide. McDonald’s was one of the first Western companies to play an active role in the world’s emerging markets.
It opened a franchise in Brazil in 1979, followed by Russia and China in 1990, and India in 1996. Knowing how tastes in food vary from one region to the next, the company carefully analyzed each locale and adapted its menus accordingly. For example, in Muslim countries its meals are certified halal (permissible under Islamic law); in India, the Golden Arches serve no beef or pork; and in Brazil, McDonald’s serves banana-flavored pies. The restaurant chain was particularly successful in the fastest-growing emerging market, China, where the menu is similar to the U.S. version, except that Chinese customers prefer chicken thighs to breasts. McDonald’s marketing in China revolves around its image as a quintessential American brand. What made McDonald’s persevere in China, and why did its U.S.
Top Tech Trends for 2015. Cyber security, data analytics and private cloud are the top priorities for IT investment in 2015, according to a new survey of over 500 IT and business executives from around the globe. The survey, conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit for PwC, asked 503 executives which technologies they are currently investing in and how they plan to modify their investment in 2015. The key findings are as follows: Cyber security is the technology that most respondents already invest in (70%) and the one that most companies plan to spend more on during 2015 (51%). Furthermore, 62% of respondents say cyber security is of the highest strategic priority today, and the same proportion believe it will remain so for the next three to five years. Almost as many respondents plan to expand their investment in private cloud this year (47%), while 48% consider it a strategic priority today.
Looking Ahead: The Best of 2015 Trends. January 2015: The only constant in the 21st century is change.Geopolitical turbulence and technological advances will be just some of the factors shaping the year ahead. Creating a point of view about ongoing and future trends is increasingly important to thrive in an ever more complex and competitive world. In 2011, when we typed Trends for 2011 into Google on January 1st 2011 it gave us around 46 million results. As we typed Trends for 2015 in January 1st 2015 it gave us 579 million results. The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected. The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected This article co-written with Ken Goffman. One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.
Used to be, folks were way too bullish about technology and way too optimistic with their predictions. Flying cars and Mars missions being two classic—they should be here by now—examples. Trend Reports. Masculinity was more clearly defined when “men were men,” as the phrase goes. Today, as gender conventions blur, men are formulating more nuanced ideas of what it means to be a man. The household in particular is becoming more gender-neutral as men both embrace a more active role and get pushed into it out of necessity.
“The State of Men” examines shifts in male roles, behavior, attitudes and mindsets, focusing on how masculinity is being redefined circa 2013, how men’s role in the home is changing and how men are navigating the new gender order. These 2015 Trends Will Impact All Businesses, According To Ford. Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse. The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years. JLA -THE ECONOMY - What's Around the Corner in 2015? by JLA Live. Our lives in 2025: What the world will be like in 10 years' time.
25 Disruptive Technology Trends for 2015 - 2016. Everything ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Got Right and Wrong About 2015, According to Futurists. Page. JimPintoBlog: 2015 Pinto Prognostications. Steve Jobs often quoted ice-hockey player Wayne Gretzky: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Introduction. 9 media-tech trends to watch in 2015. 10 Ways the Next Ten Years are Going to be Mind-Blowing. 10 TRENDS FOR 2015. Jeff Bezos recently told shareholders that Amazon would have 10,000 Kiva robots by the end of 2014 (from just 1,400 in 2013), and that this could cut fulfillment costs for an average order by 20-40% (BCG, August 2014).
And while lower costs will be central to the robot narrative told in boardrooms during 2015, smart business will be planning not just how robots might decrease their costs, but how they can also increase customer satisfaction, too. New Innovations, New Inventions, Future Technology. Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse.
The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Inequality and Web Search Trends. Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years. The Depopulation Time Bomb. IBM: These Are The Top 7 Social Trends That Will Emerge In 2014. MRMR_Marsh-Maplecroft Political Risk_FINAL.pdf. 9 Economic Trends to Watch in 2014. Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology.pdf. Emerging Neuro and Cognitive Technologies.
Uber’s remarkable growth could end the era of poorly paid cab drivers. What Did We Learn in State of the Future Report? The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - Dietitians say anti-wheat, pro-nutrition info sentiments will top 2014 trends. Spectacular "Supersociety" Possible Thanks to Highly-Human Shift? Weak Signals Report IRI2038. Michio Kaku Talks About Coming Breakthroughs. The World-Changing Ideas Of 2014. Robots Are Coming for Our Poems.
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