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10 tech predictions for 2016 and beyond

Gartner’s exploration of our technological future highlights our changing relationships with the digital world

Robot thinking about the technological futureAnalytics 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:

  1. By 2018, 20% of business content will be authored by machines.
  2. By 2018, 6 billion connected things will be requesting support.
  3. By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will be involved in 5% of all economic transactions.
  4. By 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by a “robo-boss.”
  5. By year-end 2018, 20% of smart buildings will have suffered from digital vandalism.
  6. By 2018, 45% of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines.
  7. By year-end 2018, customer digital assistants will recognize individuals by face and voice across channels and partners.
  8. By 2018, 2 million employees will be required to wear health and fitness tracking devices as a condition of employment.
  9. By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate.
  10. Through 2020, 95% of cloud security failures will be the consumer’s fault.
First published on March 09, 2016
Last edited on March 09, 2016
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