Something totally obvious that no one expected. No one will see it coming, but it will seem inevitable. A world-changing innovation built out of already existing tools and ideas. It is probably already here...
But it's hard to know if that's true. An analysis of "Gartner Hype Cycles" shows that most of the important technologies adopted since 2000 were not identified as such early in their adoption cycles.
Resources and News:
- 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 - MIT Technology Review
- What risks do we face from emerging technology? - MarketWatch, 22 Feb 2017
- Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles - InformationWeek, 13 Feb 2017
- Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2016: Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking - Hack Education, 1 Dec 2016