With the advent of re-usable rockets, science fiction concepts such as colonizing other planets, mining asteroids and even inter-planetary trade are quickly becoming a reality.
Back on planet Earth, smart city infrastructure is being rolled out all over the globe, starting with simplistic sensors that measure and report on specific things to clusters of sensors that can literally take the pulse of micro-neighbourhoods by combining measurements of temperature, pollutants, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, ambient noise and much more. Our cities are becoming “alive” with infrastructure that provides us with actionable insights.
With almost every technology being developed connectivity is key, so is fast data processing either onboard a device, in the cloud or both + huge data sets requiring massive storage will be generated by all kinds of devices.
And, artificial intelligence – in all its forms, including robots – is a key technology that will impact businesses and individuals around the globe. Along with the many benefits that AI and other technologies will bring are cyber security, ethical and privacy issues undreamt of even a few short years ago.
Add in the challenges and opportunities affiliated with MedTech innovations, genetic engineering, brain machine interfaces and nanobots – and it’s clear that our near-term future is going to be radically different than the world of today.
In this wide ranging speech, that is customised to fit client briefs from many vertical industry segments, futurist Shara Evans takes the audience on a ride into the future, along with providing practical advice that audience members can implement right away – as well as sharing many thought provoking ideas on what the World of Tomorrow will mean for humanity.