Technologies That Will Transform Life, Business and the Global Economy

This report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) focus on identifying future technology and how that possibly will affect the development of business, work and life in 2025. The report states that it is essential for business leaders to pick up their technology knowledge and become early adapters to be on the winning side of these changes.


By researching over 100 academic journals, business and technology press, published venture capital portfolios and hundreds of interviews with relevant experts and leaders, MGI identified twelve prospective technologies that potentially will change the future in a significant way for how we will live, work, and do business:  
  • Mobile Internet
  • Automation of knowledge work
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud technology
  • Advanced robotics
  • Autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles
  • Next-generation genomics
  • Energy storage
  • 3D printing
  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery
  • Renewable energy 


This article was originally published in McKinsey & Company, Copyright (c) 2013 McKinsey & Company. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission. 

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