20 Mar 2019by Nathalie
Gartner’s intelligent digital mesh
At the end of 2018, Gartner unveiled its annual analysis of strategic technological trends for 2019; we can be sure that these characteristics, which are already very real for some of them, will follow us well beyond this year… In short, the imminent future (or the present?) of technology is broadly articulated around 3 characteristics, and 2 transversal foundations:
IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence will be the basis of all existing technologies and will even create completely new categories. The presence of AI in this list is not a surprise, but what is increasingly emerging, is on the one hand the combination of AI with other disruptive technologies to accelerate them or even create new ones, and on the other hand the democratization of AI, which gradually infuses the technological world. In addition, AI allows humans and robots to interact in an increasingly natural way, resulting in a faster adoption of new technological solutions by humans, as well as increasing adaptability to the environment by robots.
The fusion of digital and realitythe digital and physical worlds are merging to create an immersive world. While the demand for virtual technologies initially came mainly from the creative industries – in particular games, live events, video entertainment and retail – it has since found broader applications in sectors as diverse as health, education, military and real estate. We are at the dawn of a major revolution that will propel us from mobile technology to immersive technology.
Meshconnections are multiplying and increasingly exploited between groups of people, companies, devices, content and services. Although the Blockchain is still in its infancy, it is a technology in accelerated development that will provide security and traceability in many sectors. Similarly, many technologies are becoming increasingly interoperable, allowing these connections to take place, and thus creating new connected units, new ecosystems, new customer paths.
Ethics and privacyDigital ethics and privacy are growing concerns for individuals, organizations and governments. Consumers are increasingly aware that their personal information is valuable and requires control. Organizations recognize the growing need for security and management of personal data, and governments are implementing strict legislation to ensure that this is taken into account. Beware of backlash from customers if you are not taking this issue into account.
Quantum Computing hyper-powerthe ability to perform tasks in parallel, and the exponential scalability of quantum computers, allow them to excel in solving problems that are too complex for a traditional approach, or when a traditional algorithm would take too long to find a solution. Specific applications could include automatic learning, routing optimization, image analysis, biochemistry and drug discovery, or materials science, among others. QC is still an emerging technology, but this is expected to change radically by 2028, from a technological point of view, and architecture point of view, or commercially. Any comments? Any questions? Debate will help progress!