2018 - 2020 will be an exciting place to be..... with some really amazing innovations coming our way -
Here are a few......
1. Gene-editing techniques move to reality.
Gene editing, modifying human DNA using a technology known as CRISPR, will become more advanced in 2018. The technology will have huge beneficial consequences when it comes to fighting disease and removing congenital problems.
2. Bitcoin and Cryptos
The cryptocurrency rose from below $1,000 at the start of 2017 to nearly $19,000. Economists are in two minds, will it crash in 2018; or will it totally change the monetary markets
3. Self-driving cars hit the market.
Audi is set to release the first commercial vehicle to drive itself while monitoring its surroundings.
4. A.I. will become pervasive.
Artificial intelligence’s next frontier is creativity. A.I. is going to help us learn from our own successful routines and the bots can process..
5. Micro leases and pop us stores thrive while retail, restaurants and malls struggle
A glut of empty storefronts in malls will force landlords to sign ever-shorter leases. To combat sluggish sales in traditional retail, concepts will move more frequently to better align with consumers’ interests.
6. M&A boom.
Corporate tax cuts, a growing economy, access to cheap money and industries being disrupted will give companies that are in growth mode big opportunities for m and a : retail, healthcare and entertainment.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Cisco and Microsoft will continue to grow through acquisition. with money and capital in abundance.
7. Corporate wellness and continuous learning
Humans should spend the year in constant learning mode.
The importance of the body, mind and spirit connection will be a huge focus for corporate wellness and learning programs in 2018. The successful Companies will be investing more and focusing on their employees and launching new programs to support their mental and physical energy and wellbeing.
8. SAAS becomes pervasive - Ownership will decrease.
The rise of the 'as-a-service' business model is changing the way consumers interact with the world. People no longer want stuff, just access to stuff, when they need it. From our cars to our phones, and the music and movies we stream on them, we increasingly own less. With the first of Generation Z hitting the workforce in 2018, we're going to see the start of a whole generation which simply haven't grown up with that expectation of ownership, and are far less emotionally wedded to it.
9. The world runs on voice.
The explosive growth of virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home will transform the lives of millions of all Americans.
Consumers will expect voice on everything from home appliances to personal digital assistants.