‘Face, voice and gesture recognition’, ‘3D bio printing’ and ‘Big Data’ are on the next ‘big thing’ list while sun starts to set on email, QR codes and electric cars.
Online platform presents KPMG’s view of emerging disruptive technologies and invites public to vote.
How much longer until e-mail dies out? Is QR shopping already dead in the water? Could 3D bio-printing obliterate the black market for human body parts? And is wireless power really the closest thing to magic you‘ll ever see? It is the eternal debate among all lovers of technology: What is going to be the next big thing? What technologies have had their day?
KPMG today launches ‘Tech Horizons’, an interactive online platform that presents KPMG’s view of emerging, evolving and expiring technologies; and which technologies are going to be the most disruptive to existing business models. It invites you to engage and vote on whether you agree or disagree with KPMG’s view and measures the ‘social buzz’ each of the technologies identified by KPMG has generated in the last seven days.
According to KPMG’s current Tech Horizons, ‘‘face, voice and gesture recognition’, ‘3D bio printing’ and ‘Big Data’ are going to be among the next big disruptive technologies. However, long held science fiction stories of a world full of robots and pervasive Artificial Intelligence will remain exactly that – science fiction. And many technologies that we take for granted such QR codes, cameras and electric cars may have had their day, and it is highly likely our children will not be using e-mails or text messaging as their main form of digital communication. Tudor Aw, KPMG’s European Technology Sector Head comments: “We've all got a view on the technologies which underpin our daily lives and here's our chance to air those views. KPMG’s Tech Horizons aims to capture those technologies that are going to be most disruptive to today’s business models and speculate how well they will be received. Unusually, it also provides a platform to discuss the phasing out of certain technologies. KPMG’s Tech Horizons is designed to get the debate started about technologies which are all around us, whether they be emerging, evolving or expiring.” Note to editors: KPMG TECH HORIZONS – For our quarterly views on the technologies of today and tomorrow visit www.kpmg.com/uk/techhorizons; Twitter - #TechHorizons
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