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Davos 2023: Eight ways technology will impact our lives in the future

Key idea: Be it the metaverse, smart glasses or large language models, the world as we know it may never be quite as we first imagined it.

Original author and publication date: Natalie Marchant and Juliet Masiga (World Economic Forum)- January 18, 2023

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Is there any effective way for us, normal people, to catch up with new technologies. Simply answer: no.

From the article:   

Technology can be an important tool in the transition to a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world. But what strategic opportunities are there for technology to be an accelerator of progress and how is it likely to affect the next generation?

Leaders gathered on day two of Davos to talk about how technology and platforms will change the world, what tech trends and developments we’re likely to see, and even provide a glimpse into what our grandchildren can expect in future.

The Technology for a More Resilient World session featured Nicholas Thompson, CEO, The Atlantic; Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises; Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM Corporation; Julie Sweet, Chair and CEO, Accenture; and Cristiano Amon, President and CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated.

Here’s a selection of what they had to say:

3. The rise of quantum computing
Quantum computing won’t replace classical computing but it will begin to solve problems in the physical world – materials, chemistry, encryption and optimization problems – within a few years, according to Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM Corporation. Indeed, quantum computing is already so good you may want to think about it now.

“I would strongly urge everybody to invest in quantum-proof decryption now for any data, that you really, really care about,” he advises.

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