Technology is certainly the changing the world we live in, with the ubiquitous use of smartphones and widespread internet access standing as just two examples.
While at times it may seem like the biggest shifts are behind us, we could be standing at the beginning of a curve that shoots straight up into the stratosphere.
In a new report by Accenture, the research firm covers seven emergent trends expected to impact design, business and technology this year. Accenture notes that rapid technology advancement is changing the world, with artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies leading to both optimism and concern for the future.
“Each of our 2018 trends is born out of a fundamental tension – be it a shift, a collision or a parting of ways,” Mark Curtis, co-founder and chief client officer of Fjord explains.
“Digital versus physical, human versus machine, centralised versus decentralised, speed versus craft, automation versus control, traceability versus anonymity. Winners in 2018 will be those who best navigate these tensions and seize the opportunity to collectively design the world we’ll be living in.”