Innovation in the tech industry moves at breakneck pace. As technology evolves, it enables even faster change and progress; the resulting wider adoption and usage causes further acceleration of the rate of change, until eventually it becomes exponential. When mobile phones were first introduced, they took 12 years to reach 50 million users; the internet took just seven years to get to the same point. Once digital technologies emerged the rate is accelerated dramatically; Facebook reached 50 million users in 4 years; WeChat, one year and Pokemon GO, nineteen days.
Disruptive technologies are predicted to accelerate and transform many industries at a rapid pace throughout 2019. These technology trends will shape the world and the future and will present opportunities for business owners and investors alike.