From driverless cars to robotic workers, the future is going to be here before you know it. Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.
• 90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018.
• The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021.
• 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022.
• 10% of the world's population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022.
• The first 3D-printed car will be in production by 2022.
• The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available in 2025.
• The first government to replace its census with big-data technologies by 2023.
• 10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet by 2023.
• 80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online by 2023.
• 90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket by 2023.
• Access to the Internet will become a basic right by 2024.
• The first transplant of a 3D-printed liver will occur 2024.
• More than 50% of Internet traffic to homes will be from appliances and device by 2024.
• Driverless cars will account for 10% of all cars in the US.
• The first AI machine will join a corporate board of directors 2026.
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This article first appeared on 702 : TECHNOBYTE for 13 November 2015