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Top ten tech trends for 2019

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Set in a dystopian 2019, the epic sci fi film Bladerunner correctly predicted overwhelmingly large digital billboards, flying cars, and computers that we would interact with through speech, though it didn’t necessarily see them fitting in our pockets. The film also depicted climate collapse through endless rains and androids that most people couldn’t tell from humans, but thankfully we’re not quite there, yet.

In 1983, a year after Bladerunner’s release, one of the fathers of sci fi writing, Isaac Asimov, was asked for his predictions for 2019 by the Toronto Star. They included ubiquitous computers and mobile devices, and their use and growth fuelled by an increasingly complex society, overpopulation, and pollution. His predictions were mostly impressively on the mark for a society that has gone through such a rapid transformation, especially considering the predictions were prefaced having to force the assumption that there would be no nuclear war. He signed off saying that 2019 would be a bridging point for far greater changes that would follow. Continue reading

Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017

Here’s a look at some of the top trending technologies for 2017 with a few unashamed sci-fi references to go with them.

It is an interesting time, with many of the highlighted technologies having huge crossover potential, leading to headlines such as Unity poaches Uber’s machine learning head to tackle AI in AR/VR and Google’s AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn’t Taught to Translate Between.

These technologies are already in our everyday lives, but their prevalence, and perhaps our awareness of them, is only in its early stages.

Without further ado, here is a summary of Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017 and our take on them:

1. Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning

The Characteristics of Smart Machines
The Characteristics of Smart Machines, Source: Gartner October 2016

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