Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Technologies that will change our lives

A recent article cites ten trends that Cisco' Chief Futurist and Chief Technologies believes will change our lives. Among them are:

  1. The Internet of Things:  "the number of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion by 2020"
  2. Zettaflood: This year  we are creating 1.2 zettabytes of digital content, with one zettabyte equal to 1,024 exabytes.
  3. The Cloud will engulf us: "By 2020, one-third of all data will live in or pass through the cloud, Cisco predicts. Global cloud services revenue will jump 20 percent per year, and IT spending on innovation and cloud computing could top $1 trillion by 2014."
  4. The Interplanetary Network: "Over the next 10 years, Evans expects the speed to his home to increase by 3 million times."
  5. "Virtual humans, both physical (robots) and online avatars will be added to the workforce."
This postulates a world I can barely imagine. On the other hand, the Internet is a world I could barely imagine a few decades ago!

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