The Future of Technology: Predictions for 2019
LID Publishing hear from the author of Navigating The Tech Storm, Nicklas Bergman, to hear his predictions for the technology industry in 2019 and information on his latest book.
Nicklas Bergman’s Analysis:
1/10 AI – still top of the list. Lots of VC FOMO investments and consultants making tons of money crafting ‚ÄĚAI first‚ÄĚ strategies for clueless incumbents. Despite more and more useful applications, I can definitely see some AI fatigue emerging. Another winter coming?
2/10 Blockchain – still going strong despite bitcoin, etherum and ICO markets deflating. Underlying technology platforms show great promises and interesting applications are emerging…
3/10 Mobility – includes the whole spectrum of solutions for going from B to A (or vice versa). Long-term transformative impact on users, cities and value chains but short-term signs of a bubble. Chinese bike sharing? SV scooters?
4/10 Augmentation – using technology to improve body and mind. Cochlear implants and Bladerunners are only the start and we‚Äôll soon see people using wearables and implants to gain a competitive edge.
5/10 Energy – impressive exponential (sorry the consulting lingo) development in solar, and wind is gaining some momentum. That said, fossil will be essential for our energy need for decades to come. Nuclear anyone?
6/10 AR – another area that has (somewhat) arrived in 2018. HoloLens maturing, Magicleap launched and a potential Apple stand-alone device will pave the way for mainstream adoption, both consumer and b2b.
7/10 Natural interfaces – Siri is useful at last, we use gestures to play computer games and ‚ÄĚsuddenly‚ÄĚ Amazon/Alexa is in charge of our living room. Anyone entering this field (user, hardware supplier, developer) has to understand the privacy challenges!
8/10 Quantum-computing – back on the top 10 again. really fascinating tech but even the experts are somewhat puzzled. Is this really quantum? Strategic timing is a big challenge here, no one seems to know. 2019? 2029? By the way, Justin Trudeau has your quantum back…
9/10 Genetics – crisp babies from China, new genetic medical treatments, and an exponential increase in the understanding of our genetic code. Entering some kind of mainstream and ethics suddenly is the elephant in the room.
10/10 Robotics – impressive tech development (robot backflips, twerking, cooking), lots of great youtube videos and CES2019 demos, but still kind of disappointing. Will we ever feel the need to fill our homes with yet another specialized robot/gadget (like a washer, vacuum)?
Navigating The Tech Storm: The Business Impact of Technology Beyond The Hype
By Nicklas Bergman
A framework for making the right choices and decisions in an age of rapid technological development.
- As technology evolves rapidly, making the right business decisions become more complicated and riskier ‚Äď this book offers important guidance.
- The author is an investor who has managed to identify some of the most successful emerging technologies today.
- Books that offer advice about the future are hot currently ‚Äď this one is engaging, relevant and originally designed.
This ground-breaking and highly visual book presents a framework on how to relate to these times of technological uncertainties. The author, a serial entrepreneur, technology investor and futurist, argues that by combining curiosity, a bit of scepticism and understanding of current trends we can gain insight into and take advantage of the opportunities that come from new technologies.
This handbook will give you a clear view of technology‚Äôs impact beyond the hype and a complete toolbox on how to handle the upcoming revolution from a strategic perspective. You will delve into a step-by-step approach on how to analyze technologies, assess business implications and adapt to a new reality. Digitization is only the warmup, and ignorance is not a viable business strategy!
About Nicklas Bergman
Nicklas Bergman, founder, funder and futurist, has spent 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor. He is responsible for some epic failures and a couple of home runs. Today he divides his time between investing, speaking, writing and advising on the future of technology, society and business.
Listen to Nicklas Bergman being interviewed on LID Radio podcast about his new book.
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