2018 Tech Trends Annual Report


Launched at SXSW 2018

Our 2018 Tech Trend Report Is Now Available

The Future Today Institute's 11th annual Tech Trends report identifies 225 tantalizing advancements in emerging technologies--artificial intelligence, biotech, autonomous robots, green energy, smart farms, and space travel--that will begin to enter the mainstream and fundamentally disrupt business, geopolitics and everyday life around the world. Our annual report has garnered more than 6 million cumulative views, and this edition is our largest to date.

This edition of our report includes:

  • 225 emerging tech trends across 20 industries
  • a list of the world's smartest cities
  • a calendar of events that will shape technology this year
  • detailed near-future scenarios for several of the technologies
  • a new framework to help organization leaders decide when to take action on trends
  • a list of all organizations on our watchlist for 2018
  • 20+ advance weak signals for 2019


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