One of the keynote speakers at the 2016 InfoAg Conference was Jack Uldrich, the acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author. He spoke to conference attendees about what the world may look like in just a few short years, and provided an in-depth exploration of how the “Internet of Things,” ‘Big Data,” social media, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, renewable energy and “collaborative consumption” will change everyday life for all of us in the very near future.
Kelly Marshall sat down with Uldrich after his presentation for an interview about the future of technology, the scope of its growth, and how it is shaping our world.
“Today’s business leaders need to understand exponential growth because there are no fewer than 12 technological forces that are continuing to double: computer processing power, data storage, bandwidth, nanotechnology, robotics, 3D printing, renewable energy, all of these trends aren’t increasing linearly, they’re increasing exponentially,” he said. “And as these technologies expand, the graph expands, so even though we’ve gone through million-fold increases, it pails in comparison to what’s coming next, and that’s true for both data sensors and the sequencing of genomes. They’ve both been growing exponentially and they’re changing our world, but we haven’t seen anything yet.”
Listen to Kelly’s full interview with Jack here:
Jack Uldrich, InfoAg Keynote Speaker