The Future Today Institute's
14th Annual Tech Trends Report
The cataclysmic events of the past year resulted in a significant number of new signals. As a result, we've analyzed nearly 500 tech and science trends across multiple industry sectors. In our 14th annual Tech Trends Report, we have published 12 separate reports with trends grouped by subject. We are including what we've called Book Zero, which details our methodology and shows how we did our work.
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Short, speculative stories exploring plausible futures. Find them in all books.
Concise summary of highlights from all trend books.
Scenarios, provocative questions, and speculative art are featured in all books.
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This book shows our work: the tools, frameworks and methodology we used to develop FTI's trends and scenarios.
AI trends: enterprise; health, medicine & science; consumer; research; talent; creative; geopolitics; China.
Scoring + Recognition
Trends related to face, voice, gesture (and more) recognition, algorithmic scoring systems and surveillance.
Synthetic content and media, deepfakes, algorithmic content generation, streaming, AR/DR/VR/MR and journalism.
Work, Culture + Play
Tech trends related to the future of work, fashion, beauty, cognitive enhancers, vices, gaming, eSports, toys.
Health + Medical
Tech trends about healthcare, medicine, Covid-19, smart fitness, smart glasses, watches + other wearables.
Tech trends covering the future of smart homes, rollable screens, consumer electronics and working from home.
Government + Policy
Tech trends related to geopolitics, geoeconomics, U.S. government (federal, state, local), policy and warfare.
Privacy + Security
In-depth tech trends covering privacy and security. Plus a list of major breaches and a glossary for execs.
Blockchain + Fintech
Tech trends covering the future of blockchain, cryptocurrencies + fintech. Plus use cases and applications.
5G, Robots, Mobility
Strategic trends covering 5G, 6G, network infrastructure, robots, supply chain, logistics, drones + mobility.
Energy, Climate, Space
Tech trends on the future of energy, climate change and off-planet exploration. Plus deep-futures scenarios.
Biotechnology and Agriculture
Trends covering synthetic biology, CRISPR, mRNA, vaccines, brain-machine interfaces, agriculture and food.