The connected vehicle market is currently limited but has great potential. Current estimates suggest that this year (2016) an estimated 15 million connected cars will ship. However, that number dramatically increases in the next few years. All total, one report suggests that by 2021, over 380 million connected cars will be on the road. Supporting those figures market estimators project that the connected car market will be worth an estimated $46.69 billion by 2020. Now you must also consider the app (application) portion of that market for all of those connected vehicles. Juniper Research reported that “Smart Vehicle App market will reach $800 million in 2017. Most strategist concur that technological, regulatory, and consumer adoption hurdles still remain even though efforts are being made to address those roadblocks. All in all, this is one area of technology that must be monitored closely.
3D printing is not just one of those new/emerging technologies. In the next few years, is believed that 3D printing will be one of the top technology disruptors that will be impacting virtually every industrial segment - no exception. It is expected to kill millions of jobs while creating far less new jobs. Today, about 18 percent of organizations have 10 or more 3D printers in use according to Gartner. Forecasters believe that the global 3D printing market will robustly grow robustly and reach $21 billion by 2020. One recent publication reported that 2.5 percent of 3D printers are being used to produce products that CAN’T be created using conventional methods? That is a real breakthrough. 3D printing is really early on in its development. Its capabilities and value will only continue to increase and cause disruption to current practices and models as the technology matures. We can all expect more programs and projects involving 3D printing in our future.
In the next few years there will be an estimated 1.5 computer science jobs created in the United States. Each year, the U.S. graduates 40,000 computer science majors.
That means . . . between now and 2022 the U.S. will graduate about 240,000 computer science majors. In that same period of time the U.S. is expected to generate 1.5 million computer science related jobs.
Those chilling stats cast doubt on the U.S. dominance in the coming era of rapid technology advancement!
New technologies are being developed constantly in labs at universities and companies around the world. Determining which of these technologies are poised to transform business and our critical infrastructure is always a challenge. The following technologies are at the top of the Q2-2016 hot list.
Blog posts about each of these technologies(pro & con) will be made on a regular basis.