Don’t Be Blindsided by Tech Driven Disruptions
Make Waves. Be Disruptive.
Apply Emerging Technologies Early with Three Actions
Understand key trends in the five Technology areas
Determine the effects of the tech trends for your organization
Apply the emerging Techs with a practical 4 - step process
You want to stay updated easily about Technology trends relevant to your organization so that you can apply those trends to help maintain and grow your success. Understanding and applying complex and rapidly evolving Technology trends early and effectively is challenging but necessary for you to remain successful and to avoid being blindsided by technology-driven changes (example: now struggling retailers who failed to understand soon enough the Amazon business model).
Emerging technology-based capabilities include:
Autonomous Networked Devices and Systems
Self-driving ground and vertical take-off & landing (VTOL) vehicles
Robots for commercial and residential use
Exoskeletons and other intelligent augmentation tools
Personal portable health monitoring & treatments
Additive Custom Manufacturing
Rapid flexible custom production
Remote on-site fabrication of items
Artificial organ growth for humans and animals
Building construction – commercial and residential
Real-time Precision Optimum Information, Control, and Services
Customized personal biological and mechanical diagnoses and treatments
Precise fast on-line search results
Swarm intelligence for fast resolution of issues
Immersive Hands-off, Heads-up Virtual User Interface
Augmented real-time information assistance for professionals and others
Non-intrusive video display, audio, voice and free=space hand control
Full sensory collaborative virtual teleportation
Hybrid Flexible Power
Integrated battery/solar/fossil fuel motors
Wireless electrical charging
Open grid – users also provide excess generated energy to the grid
4th generation nuclear – smaller, safer and cleaner
Dynamic Communications Networks
Peer-to-peer multi-hop mesh
Ultra-wideband wireless access
Standardized Packetization of Things - information, energy, physical items
Open global logistics including nesting containers and real-time tracking
Distributed ledger for fast secure standardized transactions.
Quantized energy units for selling and trading
Containerized software that’s plug and play and self-configuring
Next generation information packetization
Your world is transforming to one in which goods, services and information are:
Decentralized – fewer intermediaries such as utilities, roads, rails, air & sea lanes, financial institutions, schools, and brick & mortar stores.
Distributed – full functional capabilities are in local edge devices
Customized – personalized foods, clothing, entertainment, and medical treatment.
On-demand – available instantly or near instantly.
Anticipatory – predictive suggestions and availability
Free Space – communications, power, transportation not constrained by predetermined routing
Usage Based – assets are paid for as needed and not owned by the user
Clean – less dirty and polluting
For example, the decentralization that this transformation brings may eliminate infrastructure and related problems such as widespread power outages, gas line explosions, drinking water pollution, sewage leaks, traffic jams, air traffic congestions, etc.
The framework for considering emerging Technologies and their benefits includes these layers:
Each layer is built on the capabilities of the preceding layer.
Technologies are applied by combining them into Platforms that support Processes used to fulfill the Purposes of humankind. The Internet is the most significant example of integrating Technologies and Platforms to empower individuals and society.
The primary applications of emerging Technologies that will be used by a quarter of the population in developed countries.
5 Years Future
Augmented real time contextual user interface, biometric access and control
Software defined networks/functions, more agile networks; virtual functions
Carbon fiber and other composite materials
Hybrid solar and wind economically comparable with carbon sources
Genetic & molecular level diagnosis
20 Years Future
Immersive hands-off, heads-up user interface, precision search, predictive info
Networked common devices (e.g., lighting, HVAC, security, kitchen, AV)
Additive production (e.g., 3D printing; biological scaffolding)
Super light/strong materials: carbon nanoscale, adaptable; self-healing
Self-contained micro power sources that also provide energy back to the grid
Genetic and stem cell medical treatments
Unmanned ground and VTOL vehicles
Business, government and other organizations exist to serve ultimately the needs of individual people. Some organizations, of course, serve other organizations that in turn serve individuals.
These Segments use the Platforms (composed of the emerging Technologies):
Services – Professional & Personal
Mining & Drilling
Defense & Security
Bioscience, Health & Medical
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
Retail & Wholesale Trade
Each Segment uses the general Technology capabilities in ways specific to the Segment.
Systematically and routinely identify and use applications of individual and combined technologies using the following four-step process.
Step 1 Periodically schedule an in-depth review of all the key emerging technologies
Step 2 Think creatively and expansively about the possibilities for applying techs
Step 3 Identify and establish a few research and development projects
Step 4 For longer term technology capabilities, find information and monitor progress
Marquis Advisory Group has experts with the experience to help you with your planning for technology evolution.