5 Technologies That Will Change The Future Of The Human Race

The future of humanity is bright. We are in the midst of one of the most profound changes our species has ever experienced. And it is accelerating. We are moving from a phone-centric world to a machine-centric world, driven by artificial intelligence and the blurring of digital and physical worlds. The impact of this shift is huge and will continue to grow over time.

More than ever, we need leaders who are able to see the future and act now to ensure their organizations are prepared for the changes ahead. To help drive that change, here are five key technologies that will change the future of the human race.

Driverless carsDriverless cars

Driverless cars will become the norm over the next decade and will completely change how people travel. Car ownership will become a thing of the past and there will be no need to drive a car anymore. Driverless cars are already being tested on roads across the world including California and Sweden. They will radically reduce congestion, increase safety, and ease parking problems in cities.

Robotic uprising

Robotic uprising

Robotic uprising is a very interesting and complex concept. It means that robots will start to make more and more human-like sounds, gestures, and movements. When that happens, we will all start to identify with them, and eventually, they will start to enact their own wills.

Robotic uprising is a very real and imminent threat. In fact, it is already happening today. Speech recognition and natural language technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and soon it will be possible for a robot to make a phone call, order food, and engage in other typical human daily tasks.

Robotics will completely change how we interact with robots and will lead to an entirely new way of living in the future.

AI-Powered Virtual AssistantsAI-powered virtual assistants

Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are already able to do a lot of things, like control our smart home devices, create reminders, place calls and send emails. And they can do that thanks to the artificial intelligence powering them. But how will they change with the advent of next-generation virtual assistants?

Virtual assistants are getting smarter every day and will soon be able to perform tasks that are more advanced, like checking our calendar for meetings and appointments, recommending content, helping us plan our day, and even scheduling meetings.

Internet of ThingsInternet of Things

The Internet of Things is already changing our daily lives and will change even more with the next wave of connected devices. The IoT is enabling smart cities, connected vehicles, the internet of health devices, and the internet of toys. Next-generation IoT will be able to use AI to better connect devices and make their functionality much more intelligent

.We can expect to see an explosion of transactional data and that will drive the need for secure and scalable infrastructure solutions to process this data.AI will also play an important role in the increasing automation that will take place across the IoT ecosystem.

Hyper-connected humanity

Hyper-connected humanity

The advent of 5G and the proliferation of low-cost, high-speed connectivity, such as Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband, will make it possible to create truly immersive virtual worlds.VR and AR are already experiencing exponential growth. Millions of people are using these technologies, particularly when it comes to gaming.

With the arrival of next-generation AR and VR, we can expect to see even more rapid growth in these technologies.VR and AR are very good at creating immersive worlds. But they are even better at transporting users to another place. What happens, then, when you are no longer a user, but a character in that world?

Bottom line

The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed yet. We have seen a number of major changes in the tech industry, most notably the rapid adoption of Artificial Intelligence and blockchain technology. But these innovations are still in their early adoption stage and will continue to evolve over time.

The great news is that the future is already changing the way we live. The key is to be ready to respond to these changes and find plenty of ways to leverage the potential of these technologies in your organization.