UK-based Juniper Research has released its top 10 technology predictions for 2014 and No. 1 on its list is “when cities get smarter.” Juniper trends document covers a range of fields, from smart cities to education, from wearable devices to 3D printing, where they believe there will be significant activity – be that adoption or disruption – over the next 12 months.
“Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy”, a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, cuts through the noise and identifies 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years.
GOOD and IBM created Figures of Progress, a new platform that explores the different ways that information has revolutionized our world. Through videos, story profiles, and infographics, they’re sharing stories about the power of data and how today’s leaders in business, city government and nonprofits are finding innovative ways to use it.
Big data, 3D printing, activity streams, Internet TV, Near Field Communication (NFC) payment, cloud computing and media tablets are some of the fastest-moving technologies identified in Gartner Inc.’s 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.
Envisioning Technology created an infographic, which maps the future of emerging technologies on a loose timeline between now and 2040. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years.