Technology has changed our lives, and will continue to do so. Some people think that it has simply speeded processes up – those involved in learning and work, for example. Others believe that we are sliding inexorably towards being the slaves of machines.
It’s certain that in the coming years, in areas such as remote diagnostics, driverless cars and mobility sharing, we will see robotics becoming more and more widespread (five million domestic robots were sold in 2015, a figure set to jump to 13 million by 2020).
The Internet of Things will allow us to collect and manage a dazzling amount of information. There will be 50 billion objects connected by 2020, which works out as six for each person on the planet.
Which innovations will change our lives most in the coming years, and which technologies will change the way we design and produce objects, buildings and cities?