Technology Predictions 2007
TMT Trends 2007
This study examines 10 emerging trends sure to have a major influence on the technology sector:
- Technology goes green—technology's impact on the environment, for better and worse, may become one of the sector’s key considerations.
- Reinventing the user interface—simplicity could democratize and popularize all forms of technology.
- Heeding the hidden costs of storage—consumer and business become increasingly aware of the indirect costs of digital storage, from viruses to changes in legislation.
- The business case for biometrics—the growing volume of digital data makes the case for using biometric data, from irises to palms, ever stronger.
- The rising cost of free technology—the public may become increasingly wary of free technology, due to greater awareness of some of its negative implications.
- The regional carousel with a global impact—new legislative measures and industry strategies needed to stop merry-go-round for tax fraudsters.
- History predicts technology’s future—tomorrow's winning devices can be identified by tracking the progress of today’s core technologies, from processors to miniaturization.
- Technology’s social network dividend—social networks are likely to turn to technology companies to solve an array of problems, from identifying illicit materials to optimizing digital storage.
- Parasitic power to the people—power scavenging technologies that draw energy from the environment, from solar rays to daily temperature change, may be used to charge batteries.
- Arise the bionic human—technology, in the form of prosthetic limbs, artificial blood cells and exoskeletons, allows science to enhance the human. Evolution's evolution may have begun.
The report includes recommendations from the Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry group on how to take advantage of these emerging trends. Read the full report in the PDF file attachment below: