Predictions_2005_technology_coverMarketingfacts besteed aandacht aan het Trends rapport van Deloitte en geeft daarvan een overzicht.
Het rapport bevat de Technology trends, Wireline trends en de Media trends voor 2005. In deze posting de Technology trends. Ik maak aparte postings voor de andere onderdelen.
Het rapport is te downloaden. (.pdf)
As internet use continues to proliferate the web browser will become an increasingly important part of our lives — providing a standard interface for a whole host of business and consumer applications.
Mesh Networks Wireless mesh networks will appear in several of the world’s major urban centers, helping local authorities track equipment and assets, and allowing transportation companies to streamline services, check traffic flows and update schedules in real time.
Technologies that enables manipulation of structures and processes at the atomic level will become increasingly mainstream, leading to a wide range of new and dramatically improved products.
Fuel cells
Meanwhile, ethanol-based fuel cells will launch commercially, potentially transforming the way people use portable devices by providing flexible power that lasts for days, weeks or even months.
Electronic forms of personal identification will proliferate, mainly for security reasons, yet identify theft and other digital crimes will continue to wreak havoc. Growth in connected devices will lead to corresponding growth in computer viruses, worms and other malware. This will frustrate users and cost companies billions in downtime and lost data.
Robots will start to become an accepted part of our daily lives, particularly for household chores and other highly specific, practical tasks. Technology development for space exploration will probably continue its shift to the private sector, providing the foundation for a new era of advancement and discovery.
Quantum Computing
Quantum computers, which are expected to be many orders of magnitude faster than today’s fastest supercomputers, will take a few important steps closer to commercial reality. Quantum computing is still a long way off, but is almost certain to happen. And when it does, it will change everything.