2020 Tech Trends Report

The Future Today Institute forecasts emerging technology trends that will influence the advertising and public relation industry, as well as other sectors, in the year ahead in its 2020 Tech Trends Report. A definition, examples, how the trend is evolving, and notable players in the space are provided for each of the 406 trends identified.

Trends are also divided into the following categories:

 

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Scoring
  • Recognition
  • Emerging digital interfaces
  • Synthetic media & content
  • Content
  • Social media platforms
  • Sports and games
  • Toys
  • Vices, including cannabis
  • Journalism
  • Censorship
  • Quantum & edge
  • 5G, robotics & the industrial Internet of Things
  • Transportation
  • Logistics & supply chain
  • Energy
  • Climate & geoscience
  • AgTech & global supply of food
  • Synthetic biology & genomic editing
  • Biointerfaces & wearables
  • Health & medical technologies
  • Home automation
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Geopolitics, geoeconomics & tech policy
  • Smart cities
  • Blockchain
  • Financial technologies & cryptocurrencies
  • Space and off-planet trends.