Our 2017 Tech Trends Annual Report

Our 2017 report is no longer available for download.

Please see our updated 2018 report instead.

  • Our annual tech trends report has now had more than 5+ million cumulative views.
    FTI's annual report is read by executives, researchers, academics, journalists, investors, business owners, government workers and people who want to know more about emerging technology. It's been downloaded in 87 countries worldwide.
  • This year’s report has 159 trends.
    This is mostly due to the fact that 2016 was the year that many areas of science and technology finally started to converge. As a result we’re seeing a sort of slow-motion explosion––we will undoubtedly look back on the last part of this decade as a pivotal moment in our history on this planet.
  • We’ve organized trend lists by industry for you.
    The report is divided into thematic sections and industry lists. Sections (Fintech; News & Media; Health; Agriculture; Marketing; Government; etc). You’ll find lists at the front of the report. They prioritize trends for each industry.
  • Start with the tech trends briefing.
    This year’s report starts with a trends briefing, which explains what makes a trend different from something that’s merely trendy. We strongly recommend that you read that section before going on to the trends.
  • This isn’t beach reading.
    Our 2017 report is very big. Please take your time with it––don’t try to read the entire thing in one sitting.
  • Look for our Action Meter.
    This year, we included an easy-to-read meter for each trend that tells you whether a trend needs more research, monitoring or requires action.

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