363 The 12 disruptive tech trends you need to know

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People pay plenty of money for consulting giants to help them figure out which technology trends are fads and which will stick. You could go that route, or get the same thing from the McKinsey Global Institute’s in-house think-tank for the cost of a new book. No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends, was written by McKinsey directors Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel, and offers insight into which developments will have the greatest impact on the business world in coming decades.

I – Word Understanding
think-tank – an organized group doing intensive research
disruption – an act that causes normal things to discontinue or change

II – Have Your Say
Below, is a list of the “Disruptive Dozen”—the technologies believed to have the greatest potential to remake today’s business landscape. What changes can we expect?
1. Energy storage
2. Genomics
3. Advanced materials
4. Autonomous vehicles
5. Renewable energy
6. Advanced robotics
7. 3D printing
8. Mobile internet
9. Automation of knowledge work
10. Internet of things
11. Cloud technology
12. Advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery

363 The 12 disruptive tech trends you need to know

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