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Ask the Futurists: 10 Bold Predictions for 2030 (Atlantic RE:THINK)

Tens of billions of devices, sensors, vehicles and people will become interconnected over the next 10 to 15 years as the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) expands from about 11 billion connections today, to 30 billion by 2020, to 80 billion by 2025. And in fact, those estimates may prove low.But the good news is, estimates will become increasingly easier to make.“In the future, we’ll be able to better predict the future,” said Tom Bradicich, vice president and general manager of Servers and Internet of Things Systems for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Algorithms will build on algorithms, with every prediction smarter than the last. Bradicich isn’t alone in his opinion on how interconnectedness will transform transportation…

Source: HPE Matter | Ask the Futurists: 10 Bold Predictions for 2030

Another great piece on the outlook for Virtual Reality: What the next few years look like for VR (Kyle Russel)

“When is virtual reality going to take off — or fail?” Whether I’m talking to founders or other investors, most conversations I have regarding virtual or augmented reality eventually turn to this line of questioning.Rather than making something up about where VR is on the hype cycle — which is descriptive, not prescriptive, so don’t assume you can use it as a guide for timing the market — I think it’s helpful to look at the specific hardware products that have been publicly announced and how well they might do — and where their relative successes will push the ecosystem…

Source: What the next few years look like for VR – Medium

Good piece on the State of VR: Virtual Reality looks to its adolescence (Lucas Madney)

After more than two years of heavy public hyping since Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of Oculus for $2 billion, virtual reality is reaching an important turning point. VR has been promoted up and down the street and consumers seem to have grown oversaturated with all the media coverage of expensive tech that’s inaccessible to them, but the platform is preparing for a mini-renaissance.The next couple weeks will be the biggest moments for VR in its consumer history. A lot of crazy hardware will be coming out, new platforms will be further defined and everyone will hopefully get a better picture of where this runaway futurism train is heading…

Source: Virtual reality looks to its adolescence | TechCrunch

Good little Summary of Kurzweil’s key hypotheses: Google, Singularity University futurist Ray Kurzweil on the amazing future he sees — thanks to technology (Leia Parker)

Ray Kurzweil is a futurist, a director of engineering at Google and a co-founder of the Singularity University think tank at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. He is a nonfiction author and creator of several inventions.

Kurzweil met with the Silicon Valley Business Journal to discuss how technology’s exponential progress is rapidly reshaping our future through seismic shifts in information technology and computing power, energy, nanotechnology, robotics, health and longevity…

Source: Google, Singularity University futurist Ray Kurzweil on the amazing future he sees — thanks to technology – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Neural Networks: Artificial Intelligence and our Future (James Crowder)

Imagine yourself a passenger in a futuristic self-driving car. Instead of programming its navigation system, the car interacts with you in a near-human way to understand your desired destination. The car has learned your preferences for music, temperature André lighting. These are adjusted without a knob…

Source: Neural networks: Artificial intelligence and our future | TechCrunch

Must-Read to understand where Facebook is heading: Facebook May Have Peaked as a Social Network. But It’s Reinventing Itself as Something Bigger (Will Oremus)

Even before it was the title of a movie, the phrase “the social network” was synonymous with Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s startup snatched the title from MySpace in 2008, and its pre-eminence among social networks has gone unquestioned ever since.

Now there are signs that it may have peaked. Not as a media platform, or as a place where people simply spend time on the web, and certainly not as a business. But as a social network per se—a place where people go to connect with friends and acquaintances—Facebook may be just beginning to wane…

Source: Facebook May Have Peaked as a Social Network. But It’s Reinventing Itself as Something Bigger.

The other way round: Ericsson slashes cellular IoT device forecast by 20 billion (Creative Connectivity)

Where’s the IoT gone?

Source: Ericsson slashes cellular IoT device forecast by 20 billion | Creative Connectivity

2015 was a tipping point for six technologies that will change the world (Vivek Wadhwa)

Specifically love this here:

“Solar and wind capture are already advancing on exponential curves, installation rates regularly doubling and costs falling.  Even without the subsidies, the costs of U.S. solar installations could be halved by 2022, reducing the returns on investments in homes to less than four years.  By, 2030, solar capture could provide 100 percent of today’s energy; by 2035, it could be free—just as cell-phone calls are today.”

Source: 2015 was a tipping point for six technologies that will change the world | Vivek Wadhwa | LinkedIn

What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up? (TechCrunch)

An old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll find a use for it.” Well, it’s been about seven years since there were officially more “things”…

Source: What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up? | TechCrunch

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