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When people think and openly say that technology is at an all-time high, a lot of tech-nerds know for sure that we are yet to see more in 2020 and beyond.


The truth is a lot has happened, but much more is bound to happen at least going by trends over the past few decades. 

Actually, investors in the technology sector are expected to reap big. 

Probably bigger than in the past decades. 

City Talks brings an opportunity to explore, analyze and project the possible trends in technology for decades or even centuries to come. 

Let's face it, what is the relevance of today's technology in 40 or 50 years? 

Will it really be obsolete? 

Well, it could be. 

Who knows? Well, who can tell?

Before going into details, we may want to look at technology and ask ourselves certain questions. 

What transformations are we bound to see in the technology sector? 

Will we ever have three interconnected screens in one cell phone that can work in various modes, even if you use different apps simultaneously?

Will a super flexible smartphone, that’s not afraid of falling and can be plunged into the water, be out soon? 

This is a hard call for now, but tech-related talks and insights shared at City Talks ideas’ festivals usually take us into the near future with such kind of questions. 


Technology has changed how we do almost everything today but we must acknowledge that we are only halfway into what’s known as the computing era. 

For instance, there are now tools in existence like smart glasses that can make phone calls, transmit music, and work as a navigator, pedometer, and calorie counter. 

How about smart devices that help you transform, with just one click, a speech into text with 97% precision?

Have you ever heard of a shirt made from a hydrophobic cotton material? 

At the time of writing of this piece, some technology multinationals are already deploying their 5G technology that’s going to improve processing speeds by almost 10 times. Experts predict that, with such technology, a lot can be accomplished in remote surgery in rural areas.

While Artificial Intelligence innovations are expected to deliver huge scientific breakthroughs, in part, thanks to the vast amounts of daily collected data, in the Artificial Intelligence space, the competition among companies and nations is heating up mostly between China and the U.S, said by many, is already left behind.

While a convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in business applications are getting better, it’s predicted that AI will have greater accuracy at all levels. So far, humans have only developed Narrow Artificial Intelligence but a superior AI, though, is in the future of mankind.

How far should humans go with AI development is still a subject of controversy. 

Is this really going to be mankind's last invention? Qui vivra, verra!

From Quantum Computing to Augmented and Virtual Reality to the Internet Of Things and their security deficiencies or the Blockchain Technology, just as no one foresaw the “normal” use of smartphones, tablets, or VR, it’s clear that we’re yet to discover more from the technology and find out how these innovations will help us save and lose the human species from future challenges. 

As someone once said, "technology isn’t bad or good". 

"It is what it is". 

It’s the use of it that determines how helpful or dangerous it is for humans.