It is generally accepted that technology has the capability to change the world: from the Gutenberg printing press to the steam engine to the microchip. But how can we determine which technologies are likely to have the greatest potential to transform the future of the human race? What is the process to distinguish between the innovations that will have limited impact and those that will be remembered as milestones on the path of progress? How can you tell the difference between VHS and Betamax?
To answer these questions, IHS Technology gathered its leading experts representing all segments—electronic components, finished products, applications markets, consumer, media and telecom, industrial, medical, and power. These experts were asked to nominate and vote for their top 10 most impactful technologies over the next five years.
Counting down from 10, the winners are:
10. Artificial intelligence
8. Flexible displays
6. Advanced user interfaces
4. Energy storage and advanced battery technologies
3. 3D printing
2. Cloud computing and big data, and
1. The internet of everything
The paper below details IHS Technology’s thoughts on these technologies, explaining why we think these are the areas with the greatest potential to transform markets and human endeavors in the future. Thank you,
Ian Weightman Vice President, Research & Operations, IHS Technology
For more information on this white paper, refer to IHS Technology encompassing research across all key technology sectors.
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