Gartner makes some predictions about our digital future that are quite compelling
1 Robo-writers create content
By 2018, 20 percent of business content will be authored by machines.
2 Things will need help
By 2018, 6 billion connected things will be requesting support.
3 Agents get independence
By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in 5 percent of all economic transactions
4 You work for a robo-boss
By 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by a “robo-boss.”
5 Smart buildings are vandalized
By year-end 2018, 20 percent of smart buildings will have suffered from digital vandalism.
6 More smart machines go to work
By 2018, 45 percent of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines.
7 Customer digital assistants hold conversations
By year-end 2018, customer digital assistants will recognize individuals by face and voice across channels and partners.
8 Employees wear trackers
By 2018, 2 million employees will be required to wear health and fitness tracking devices as a condition of employment.
9 Smart agents manage our tasks
By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40 percent of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate.
10 Customers cause cloud failures
Through 2020, 95 percent of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.