The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3D printing are three of 10 technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology. “We know that technology has the capability to change the world: from the Gutenberg printing press to the steam engine to the microchip,” said Ian Weightman, vice president of research and operations. “But how can we determine which technologies are likely to have the greatest potential to transform the future of the human race? What is the process to distinguish among the innovations that will have limited impact and those that will be remembered as milestones on the path of progress? How can you tell the difference between the VHS and Betamax of tomorrow’s technologies?
“To answer these questions, IHS Technology gathered its leading experts representing the technology supply chain from electronic components to finished products across applications markets ranging from consumer, media, and telecom to industrial, medical and power. These experts were asked to nominate and vote for their top 10 most impactful technologies over the next five years.”