technology predictions in 2025 | Future Forecast

Read 44 predictions for 2025, a year that will see the world transform in big and small ways; this includes disruptions throughout our culture, technology, science, health and business sectors. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

technology forecasts for 2025

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In 2025, 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
  • Since 2020, Africa’s largest data science academy, Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA), has trained 5,000 data scientists for jobs in South Africa. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Deutsche Telekom offers 5G coverage to 99% of Germany’s population and 90% of the country's geographic territory Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Germany invests €3 billion euros in artificial intelligence research this year to help close the knowledge gap against countries competing in the field. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2026, the worldwide shift from smartphones to wearable augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin and will accelerate as the 5G rollout is completed. These next-generation AR devices will offer users context-rich information about their environment in real-time. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • Brain-reading devices allows wearers to learn new skills quicker 1
  • Smart kitchens that turn cooking into an interactive experience enter the marketplace 1
  • Electronic devices can be charged using Wi-Fi 1
  • Drone usage in agriculture is adopted globally 1
  • Automated construction crews meant to replace human workers begin trails in locations worldwide 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 0.8 US dollars 1
  • Dubai's "Dubailand" is fully built 1
  • Abu Dhabi "Masdar City" is fully built 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 10 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 9,866,667 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 9.5 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 76,760,000,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 104 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 398 exabytes 1

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