Technology: Then, Now and 2030
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
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