technology predictions for 2018 | Future timeline

Read technology predictions for 2018, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in technology that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore some of them below. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Quantumrun Foresight prepared this list; A futurist consulting firm that uses strategic foresight to help companies thrive from future trends. This is just one of many possible futures society may experience.

technology forecasts for 2018

In 2018, a number of technology breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • Video content (Netflix, YouTube, etc.) to make up over 80 percent of all Internet web traffic. 1
  • There will be one Wi-Fi hotspot for every 20 people. 1
  • HP's latest computer invention, The Machine, is available for purchase and is 6 times more powerful than current servers 1
  • In China, 10Gbps Wi-Fi becomes available at 5GHz frequency bands 1
  • First 3D printed car created 1
  • Kenya/Uganda/Rwanda's "Mombasa-Kigali railway project" is fully built 1
  • Abu Dhabi's "Saadiyat Island" is fully built 1
  • South Korea's "Songdo IBD" is fully built 1
  • Abu Dhabi's "Yas Island" is fully built 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 5,200,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 10.5 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 132 exabytes 1
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