Monthly Archives: January 2019

New Year Predictions – 2019

On Dec 31, I thought about technology, corporate predictions.   I found a lot and compiled it from Inc, Fast, Gartner and TheStreet.

 

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Corporate acquistions related predictions :

  • SUSE sold for $2.5 billion
  • IBM buy Red Hat for $34 billion
  • Ubuntu return to critical success
  • Controversies in the Linux kernel community
  • Microsoft embrace open source further
  • Leap in Linux firmware support from OEMs
  • Linux gaming pick up steam
  • GM’s self-driving cars become available for ride-sharing services, potentially competing with Uber.
  • SpaceX gigabit internet satellites launch early in 2019, offering a new, global internet service by the end of the year.
  • Volvo ceases production of new product lines of petrol cars and focuses entirely on designing electric vehicles
Fast Predictions:
  • 5G compatible laptops to arrive by 2019 thanks to Intel/HP/Lenovo/Dell partnership.
  • GM’s self-driving cars become available for ride-sharing services, potentially competing with Uber.
  • Saudi oil giant, Saudi Aramco, will release its first IPO Is late in 2019.
  • Harley-Davidson finally releases its electric motorcycle, Project LiveWire.
  • SpaceX gigabit internet satellites launch early in 2019, offering a new, global internet service by the end of the year.
  • Volvo ceases production of new product lines of petrol cars and focuses entirely on designing electric vehicles.
  • Foldable phones to make a comeback in 2019, especially smartphones with foldable screens.
  • PlayStation 5 will be released late in the year.
  • Worldwide, the Internet officially becomes bigger than TV this year in terms of minutes spent consuming content.
  • The Benban Solar Park, the world’s largest solar park will finish construction in Egypt by late 2019.
  • The world’s largest offshore wind farm starts is completed.
  • Significant economic recession impacts the US early in 2019 that spreads globally.
  • NASA completes the Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) to manaage drone traffic in our skies.
  • European Union permits the use of self-driving vehicles on roads throughout the EU.
  • Tesla produces over 500,000 cars for the first time.
  • James Webb Space Telescope is launched into orbit to discover liquid water on other planets
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.4 US dollars
  • England’s “Crossrail” is fully built
  • Skylon (spacecraft) goes into operation
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 5,900,000
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 16 exabytes
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 158 exabytes
  • World population forecasted to reach 7,678,174,00
Inc Predictions :
  • Financial companies will use artificial intelligence, but not for financial advice.
  • The emergence of mature stablecoin players such as TrueUSD (backed by IBM and others), USD coin (backed by Goldman Sachs and IDG) and DAI stablecoin (an algorithmic stablecoin) signals the start of a transition from a floating bubble crypto-economy to an internet of value tethered to the established economy.
  • synthetic biology for innovation
  • Visual data and A.I. will dramatically expand the value of communications services.
  • 5G will go full throttle.
  • The demand for enterprise risk management will increase.
  • 5G and Foldable Phones Will Intrigue, But Also Contend with Growing Pains
  • Interest in ‘Accelerated Computing’ Hits an Inflection Point
  • Google Makes a Big Cloud Acquisition — or Two

Gartner predictions :

  • Through 2020, 80 percent of artificial intelligence projects will remain alchemy, run by wizards whose talents won’t scale widely in the organization.
  • By 2023, there will be an 80 percent reduction in missing people in mature markets compared with 2018 due to AI face recognition.
  • By 2023, U.S. emergency department visits will be reduced by 20 million due to enrollment of chronically ill patients in AI-enhanced virtual care.
  • By 2021, 75 percent of public blockchains will suffer “privacy poisoning” — inserted personal data that renders the blockchain noncompliant with privacy laws.
  • By 2023, ePrivacy regulations will increase online costs by minimizing the use of “cookies” thus crippling the current internet ad revenue machine.
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