The most famous audit company Deloitte transferred the past year to IT at range of numbers and from Using these figures, I tried to predict the trends of the next year.
The level of dependence on smartphones
So in Deloitte are confident that in next year we finally get used to smartphones that we will look at them as tool, and not continuation of oneself. Not The fact that the concept of dependence on smartphone will disappear, but talk about we are we will be much less likely. AT This forecast analysts rely on polls according to which 45% of the adult population of the world and 65% of the millenniums are promised in next year to cease constantly fumble in pocket.
Augmented reality is embedded in the everyday life
AT Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality is much simpler and looks much more useful in solving many everyday tasks. By To Deloitte's forecast, tens of millions of people will daily create content for augmented reality, and at least once in the year every seventh inhabitant of the planet will try. AND not it will be important Whether this application is for furniture selection, the new Pokemon Go or stickers in the form of imperial stormtroopers.
People who do not Adblock, they will the red book
Custom blocking of advertising will become mass, and the only person who does not knows about Adblock, there will be someone's grandmother. By given by Deloitte, ad blockers in USA now enjoy 3 people from 4, a the Each tenth Internet user is at least 4 different blocker. AND this trend will only increase.
ESports will become very rich
AT 2018 income from e-sports will overcome the mark in $ 1 billion! It's in 3 times more than a few years ago. Increase and the average time for viewing the game broadcasts, but these indicators will still be far from level of the usual sports broadcasts on TV. The cybersport market will continue to boil in China, and will develop more actively West, if the company type EA and Blizzard will back up the words with deed and will make local gaming leagues by FIFA and Overwatch.
AT the rest is nothing unusual - smartphones will buy, the TV will look less, digital money will even more strongly displace paper, and AI will continue to grow wiser. But about the fate of Bitcoin sly cunning.
How is this rating better than dozens of others?
Not be sure to be an expert to make up some kind of annual rating. It is enough to consider yourself a little smarter than others. AND this is a great devaluation of the very idea of the rating, which is now too much. But Deloitte is included in Four of the world's largest audit / consulting companies, and her employees are used to on opinions and emotions, and on unbiased facts and figures.
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