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HBR: The Tech Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2015


The Tech Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2015

Here is a “core set of five attributes to look for emerging patterns: contradictions, inflections, oddities, coincidences, and inversions. Those attributes help us identify a set of likely trends on the horizon. Then, we put each trend through what we call The Five Questions:

  1. Where/how are people wasting their time?
  2. Where/how are people having difficulty with technology?
  3. Where/how are people looking for information?
  4. Where/how are people stuck?
  5. How do people want to be perceived?

The Five Questions help us qualitatively and quantitatively assess whether or not that pattern is actually a trend that will stick in the future.”

The five trends:

Deep learning

Smart virtual personal assistants

“It’s like Uber for ____”

Oversight for algorithms

Data privacy

Block chain technology


Posted on: January 26, 2015, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

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