There are many technologies that will emerge in the coming decades that will profoundly influence our daily lives. The Digital Transformation & Emerging Technology Middle East 2019, taking place 9-10 September 2019 in Dubai dedicates itself to creating a conversational space around how upcoming technologies are tools that can be used to improve operational excellence, product innovation, design creation, enhanced customer experience, analytical marketing and so much more.
There is also the mixed reality, which is in fact, the mixture between the two previous technologies, that is to say between virtual reality and augmented reality which is reflected in the superposition of digital information such as images, numbers and texts in the real world and the superposition of objects or moving elements.
From healthcare to manufacturing and construction to higher education, adopters of emerging technologies are finding new and innovative ways to enhance what their companies can do. Don’t immediately write off using emerging technologies in your organization because you’re unsure of how they can fit.
Science fiction has often affected innovation and new technology – for example many rocketry pioneers were inspired by science fiction 37 – and the documentary How William Shatner Changed the World gives a number of examples of imagined technologies being actualized.
Some analysts such as Martin Ford, author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, 12 argue that as information technology advances, robots and other forms of automation will ultimately result in significant unemployment as machines and software begin to match and exceed the capability of workers to perform most routine jobs.