Last year IBM Marketing Cloud published a finding 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone (2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day). Things are moving at a pretty brisk pace nowadays and our lives are changing as a result. We’re changing our behaviors:
We’re even changing our bodies: teenagers now ring the bell with their thumbs, because it is their dominant digit due to mobile phone use. It’s changing our world: in 2008, more things were connected to the internet than there are people on the planet.
This is happening in business, as well and the organizations that will fare best in this new world are the ones that are anticipating these changes by tracking emerging trends and investigating their potential applications. Here are just a few of the emerging trends that we see people thinking about.
Internet of Things: the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.
3D Printing: the action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thing layers of a material in succession.
Wearable Technology: electronics that can be worn on the body that connect to the internet.
Autonomous Vehicles: a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.
Artificial Intelligence: a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers or the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.