2021 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 2021 Tech Trends Report. A definition, examples, how the trend is evolving, and notable players in the space are provided for each of the 502 trends identified.

Trends are divided into the following categories:


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Scoring and recognition
  • New realities, synthetic media, news, and information
  • Work, culture, and play
  • Health, medical, and wearables
  • Home automation and consumer electronics
  • Policy and government
  • Privacy and security
  • Blockchain, Fintech & Crypto
  • 5G, robots, and transportation
  • Energy, climate, and space
  • Synthetic biology, biotech, agriculture.