In the year 2025

Sunday, 17 January, 2016

As CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation and Chairman of the Singularity University, Peter Diamandis is ideally placed to make predictions about the future of humanity. In fact, No. 17 on his list of Peter’s Laws states: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” And that’s what he does.

Last year, Peter Diamandis selected eight areas where “we’ll see extraordinary transformation in the coming decade.” His second choice is going to be one of this year’s big stories as it incorporates two hot trends: the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0:

2. A Trillion-Sensor Economy: “The Internet of Everything describes the networked connections between devices, people, processes and data. By 2025, the IoE will exceed 100 billion connected devices, each with a dozen or more sensors collecting data. This will lead to a trillion-sensor economy driving a data revolution beyond our imagination.”

Back in 1969, Denny Zager and Rick Evans from Nebraska had a go at predicting the future, but they went further out on the limb than Peter Diamandis, 500 years in fact, with their song, In The Year 2525. It sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The future is fascinating and the demand for predictions is insatiable.

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