If there’s one thing we can take from 2018 is to embrace and work through chaos. It’s time we get smarter about anticipating change – and a huge part of that is to master new technology. Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart devices, space travel, electric vehicles and other trends will continue to be ever present and we need to decide what’s worth our time and what has reached it’s end. Amy Webb, professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business, has taken on an approach to look for weak signals and emerging trends in different areas of technology and forecasts the following trends to watch in 2019:
- This is the beginning of the end of smartphones
- 5G will be deployed at scale
- Data regulation is coming, and it won’t be pretty
Webb suggests the best strategic position in 2019 is to think exponentially but act incrementally.