Alvin Toffler has submitted his idea on the top 40 in the next 40 years. He did quite well 40 years ago with his predictions in Future Shock. I wonder what you think of these predictions.
This time of year we think of the future, Based on his predictions our ability to use data will a key differentiating factor. I am particularly interested in his technology predictions.
"NEW PROCESSING AND STORAGE METHODS WILL FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGEHOW WE HANDLE INFORMATION
" The world will enter the “Petabyte Age,” where data saturation is the norm.
" Widespread quantum computing will be a realistic possibility in the next 10-15 years, which could lead to either the rebirth – or the end – of encryption as we know it."
" THE EMERGENCE OF OPEN NETWORKS FOR INNOVATION WILL ALLOW RAPID ACCESS TO SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
" Open, collaborative innovation paradigms will enable companies to grow innovation capabilities beyond the limits of internal R&D teams.
" Technologies will not be developed in-house. Successful organizations will become adept at integrating large problem-solver networks, linking “answer seekers” with “problem solvers” across the globe to rapidly harness the brainpower of international experts."
I do not know what the impact of these trends will be but I know they will be powerful. We are living in exciting times.
What do you think?