TECHNOLOGY SPECTATOR: Twelve tech trends to shape our future

The world as we know it is on the cusp of a radical transformation and 2012 could prove to be a turning point in human history.

Technology Spectator

As this year draws to a close I thought it might be a good time to share some thoughts on what awaits us in the year ahead. It is actually a lot easier to look years into the future than just a single year, as while we can readily discern broad trends, the major events in a year are usually unforeseeable, though they may express the longer-term directions.

However as the pace of change accelerates, it is becoming a little easier to see the themes, if not the specifics, of the year ahead. My Map of the Decade shows the 14 ExaTrends that are shaping this 10-year period and here are my 12 Themes for 2012, in conjunction with Future Exploration Network.

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