Glossary of Emerging Technology Trends
Digitalization is boundless, A dozen other emerging technology trends are destined to improve trend sensing over the next 5 years
4D printing (4DP)
4D printing (4DP), dynamic, self-assembling materials, will continue to disrupt product design and delivery in the automotive, defense, medical and other sectors.
5G is more enterprise-business-focused than earlier generations of cellular standards, and will enable enhanced mobile broadband and massive machine-type communications.
Autonomous vehicles today are mostly designated “Level 2” –
fully autonomous. “Level 5” technology will take at least a decade to mature. Autonomous vehicles spell big changes for how people move around and what activities they can engage in while in the vehicle.
今天大多被指定为“2级” – 完全自主。 “5级”技术至少需要十年时间才能成熟。 自动驾驶汽车对人们如何出行及其人在车中的可以做什么活动会有非常大的改变。
Come 2040, almost half of vehicles on the road will be autonomous
Cloud to the edge
refers to a computing approach that blends cloud computing and edge computing to simplify the delivery, coordination, and operation of data and services.
By 2022, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional cloud
Continuous adaptive risk and trust
Continuous adaptive risk and trust (CARTA) is a strategic approach to ensure digitalization is assessed continuously and in real time.
Conversational platforms(e.g., chatbots) will advance to include context, maintain a dialogue and handle more complex interactions.
Between 2017 and 2021, customer service interactions handled by AI will increase 400%
Dark data is information assets that organizations collect, process and store as part of doing business but which don’t create any value. They desperately need structure and analysis, if only to justify the time, energy and money spent to store them securely.
If left untamed, dark data can cost companies up to $3.3 billion by 2020
Digital twins are dynamic software models of real-world entities or systems used to optimize process efficiency, effectiveness and customer outcomes.
Event-driven architecture drives real-time situational awareness and efficient management of business decisions. In an event-driven architecture, the enterprise is continuously sensing, always learning and ready to respond automatically to events.
Immersive technologies create 3D sensory virtual environments in which users can more intimately experience and experiment with products and marketing.
By 2021, one-quarter of large businesses in mature markets will pilot and deploy mixed-reality solutions, up from 1% in 2017
Quantum computing is expected to develop significantly within 5-10 years, and will likely be dedicated to solving problems such as developing new drugs and treatments, developing new materials and manufacturing processes, financial modeling, machine learning and AI, and logistics.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being produced and used in various sectors (e.g., agriculture, construction, real estate, oil and gas, security, delivery) at a breakneck pace. Businesses must prepare for the regulatory issues and compliance requirements affecting commercial applications of UAVs.
By 2024, the global market size for commercial drones will exceed $17 billion