After exhaustively going through an inventory of 100+ technologies, we’ve landed on the top 30 ranked technologies we believe are going to have the most impact over the next decade (2018-2028).

Unlike some studies, we took a different tact by:  ranking their impact, using a number of data and qualitative sources to inform our judgments and classifying technologies based on core user language and functions as best we could (we agree with some of the critics so far that many technologies overlap)

We used five criteria to make our judgments:

  • current & projected size (in terms of direct and indirect $$$ revenue)
  • future segment growth rate and scale of adoption
  • claimed perception of impact on the future (through Wikibrand surveys The Customer Zeitgeist and The Digital & technology Periscope)
  • current chatter value and buzz (via Google and social media)
  • knock-on effects and interactions with other technologies and industries

We posted a lengthy review on Medium (“The Top 30 Emerging Technologies (2018–2028)”) about our study but have summarized it here in ranked order – top 10 below and top 30 in the visual:

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Internet of Things
  3. Mobile/Social Internet
  4. Blockchain
  5. Big Data
  6. Autiomation
  7. Robots (including self-driving cars and drones)
  8. Immersive Media (inc. VR/AR)
  9. Mobile technologies
  10. Cloud computing

Look forward to more analysis from us based on the same framework.

Emerging technologies 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

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