As Nobel Laureate Nils Bohr once said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Nevertheless, many futurists predicted that by 2018 we’d be living in a world populated with flying cars, robot butlers and hoverboards. Instead, we’ve got drones that carry cameras, not human beings, robot vacuum cleaners that get stuck under the sofa and deadly devices called “hoverboards” that don’t even hover. Clearly, unfogging the future is not an easy task.
Companies that can most effectively leverage the new technologies at the heart of the technological turning point we are experiencing today in productivity will determine the winners and losers. But societal trends also drive investment opportunities. Here are some market sectors worth watching: