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TECHNOBYTE for 13 November 2015

From driverless cars to robotic workers, the future is going to be here before you know it. Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

• 90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018.
• The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021.
• 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022.
• 10% of the world's population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022.
• The first 3D-printed car will be in production by 2022.
• The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available in 2025.
• The first government to replace its census with big-data technologies by 2023.
• 10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet by 2023.
• 80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online by 2023.
• 90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket by 2023.
• Access to the Internet will become a basic right by 2024.
• The first transplant of a 3D-printed liver will occur 2024.
• More than 50% of Internet traffic to homes will be from appliances and device by 2024.
• Driverless cars will account for 10% of all cars in the US.
• The first AI machine will join a corporate board of directors 2026.

http://www.techinsider.io/21-technology-tipping-points-we-will-reach-by-2030-2015-11

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