Gartner’s exploration of our technological future highlights our changing relationships with the digital world
Analytics firm Gartner’s top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond highlight some thought-provoking issues relating to what it means to be human in a digital world where algorithms and smart devices are increasingly important:
- By 2018, 20% of business content will be authored by machines.
- By 2018, 6 billion connected things will be requesting support.
- By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will be involved in 5% of all economic transactions.
- By 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by a “robo-boss.”
- By year-end 2018, 20% of smart buildings will have suffered from digital vandalism.
- By 2018, 45% of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines.
- By year-end 2018, customer digital assistants will recognize individuals by face and voice across channels and partners.
- By 2018, 2 million employees will be required to wear health and fitness tracking devices as a condition of employment.
- By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate.
- Through 2020, 95% of cloud security failures will be the consumer’s fault.
Last edited on March 09, 2016