State of technology in 2020 | Future Forecast

Read 70 technology predictions for 2020, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in technology that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore them all. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Technology releases for 2020
In 2020, a number of technology breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • China achieves its aim of producing 40 percent of the semiconductors it uses in its manufactured electronics by 2020 and 70 percent by 2025. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Rogers, a Canadian telecom, rolls out a nationwide LTE network (LTE-M) designed for devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). This network will serve as a platform to enable future consumer IoT applications such as wearables. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • 5G spectrum auctions to be sold between 2020 to 2021 to accelerate the build-out of a national 5G network. Likelihood: 100% 1
  • 5G internet connectivity to be introduced into major Canadian cities between 2020 to 2022. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.2 US dollars 1
  • London's "Stratford City" is fully built 1
  • China completes the world's largest rail system (120,000 km) 1
  • Indonesian's "Sunda Strait Bridge" is fully built 1
  • Saudi Arabia's "Kingdom Tower" is fully built 1
  • Congo's "Great Inga Dam" is fully built 1
  • Scandinavia and Germany's "Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link" is fully built 1
  • China's "Great City" is fully built 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 5 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 6,600,000 1
  • (Moore's Law) Calculations per second, per $1,000, equals 10^13 (one mouse brain) 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 6.5 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 50,050,000,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 24 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 188 exabytes 1
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