Each year, the World Economic Forum holds a high-level meeting in Davos, Switzerland with some of the biggest names in the technology field. We’re talking royalty, presidents and prime ministers, and CEOs of the world’s largest corporations. My invitation to Davos seems to have been lost in the mail, so instead of flying to Europe for a live report, I’ll comment on some of the key topics likely to be discussed at the Forum in 2018.
Looking Ahead to 2018: AR, automated assistants, and blockchainI’d do a much better job at predicting the future if I had the proper technology to do so. Alas, there’s no app for that yet, so instead, I’m left gazing into the pundit’s crystal ball to see what exciting new developments might occur in 2018. There are plenty of possibilities, but three in particular might be ready for prime time: augmented reality, automated assistants, and blockchain.
Another fast-paced year in technology is coming to an end. Looking back at 2017, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and the Voyager probes, net neutrality was repealed, and the latest iPhone was introduced with Face ID. But to me, there were three things that really stood out: bitcoins, breaches, and busts. • Bitcoins: If you were fortunate enough to have bought a bitcoin at the start of the year, you would have realized a paper gain of over 1,500%.
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Selecting a term
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