Technology Forecasting and Predictions: 2016 (7 of 7)

DTNS’s 2016 prediction show, #2657, was published on December 31, 2015 and along with the diverse group of hosts, there was a broad range of predictions in many areas.

  • Virtual reality dominated from an air time standpoint.  With multiple big companies and startups working in this area, it becomes easier to look at use cases and make real predictions.
  • Software bots and intelligence beyond the current digital assistants (Google Now, Siri and Cortana) will emerge as a trend.
  • Cyber attacks – their possibility and consequences.
  • Gaming – Nintendo will accelerate the launch of the NX.
  • Facebook – will be active in search (or not).
  • Drones – there will be unintended consequences in the US FAA’s drone registration plans.
  • Uber – regulatory concerns about whether or not drivers are employers will continue and eventually become a Federal issue.
  • Quantum computing – new evidence of performance will emerge and could cause new regulations about import / export of this equipment.

I’ve logged the full breadth of the predictions in the same google sheet I’d used for past episodes.

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