Blockchain and Startup Ecosystems
By providing billions of fresh capital to technology startups, the technologies of bitcoin, blockchain, smart contracts, and ICOs have had a major impact on Silicon Valley. As this infrastructure spawns newer technologies and business models, you will see dramatic innovation and transformation and the transition to Internet 3.0.
Machine Learning and the New Innovation Paradigm
Machine learning and artificial intelligence change the fundamental paradigm of how computers execute instructions and how they interact with humans, which will reshape industries and create new tools for public institutions.
Augmented Humanity: The Future of Health and Performance
Technology is enabling new avenues for human enhancement, which will far surpass the performance-enhancing pharmaceuticals that athletes and militaries have been experimenting with for decades.
Responsible Experimentation with Blockchain
Permissioned systems provide opportunities for established businesses and public entities to begin experimenting with blockchain technology while maintaining control, so that important trade-off decisions can be made deliberately.
3D Printing and Global Security Dynamics
There will be security and humanitarian effects if the additive manufacturing industry matures to the point where low-end goods are no longer built in developing countries, removing the traditional path for countries to develop.
Urbanization and the Mass Movement of People to Cities
More people live in cities now than at any other point in history, which is changing cities and forcing both companies and public institutions to adapt.