Project Management

Technology: Then, Now and 2030

Michael R. Wood is a Business Process Improvement & IT Strategist Independent Consultant. He is creator of the business process-improvement methodology called HELIX and founder of The Natural Intelligence Group, a strategy, process improvement and technology consulting company. He is also a CPA, has served as an Adjunct Professor in Pepperdine's Management MBA program, an Associate Professor at California Lutheran University, and on the boards of numerous professional organizations. Mr. Wood is a sought after presenter of HELIX workshops and seminars in both the U.S. and Europe.

The first two decades of the 21st century have seen impressive improvements and innovations when it comes to technology. What’s interesting is how we seem to take all these changes in stride—even when the “Wow!” factor is huge (and the implications to business and daily living even more so).

In 2018, we yawn at the notion of driverless cars, 40-megapixel cameras, 3D printed prosthetics, cloud computing and more. Could it be we have become so conditioned to rapid change when it comes to technology over the last 20 years that it’s almost impossible to exceed our expectations? Have we lost our sense of awe and wonder? Have we grown beyond techno-shock?

Seems it might be a good time to rewind the clock 12 years back to around 2006 to see what hot technology looked like then, fast-forward to today for another snapshot of where technology finds us now—and then leap 12 years forward to 2030 to get a glimpse of what is coming our way. Will you find what’s in store awesome, scary or just ho hum? Judge for yourself.

Twelve years ago, my article “Technology Update 2006” identified several technologies that were considered “hot.” Back then, Windows Vista was making its debut. Virtualization 2 had everyone all abuzz. Service oriented architecture was raising eyebrows and Linux was finally being declared mature. When …

Please log in or sign up below to read the rest of the article.


Continue reading...

Log In
Sign Up

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."

- Mark Twain