Top 5 Green/Techie Trends for 2017
Started two years ago, I have been writing about future trends for the upcoming years.
Last year, I wrote about the top 5 green trends for 2016 so I thought I would repeat the idea this year but I would throw a twist by mixing green with techie as it is what Fullcircle Innovations's newest site: Grendz.com is all about it.
Therefore, without delay...
Here we go again … drums please !
The top green and techie trends for 2017 (in my humble opinion and in no particular order):
1. AI (Artificial Intelligence) as we know today, is just the beginning
Nothing new here as you already know or noticed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already around us. The definition of AI is : Intelligence exhibited by machines.
In computer science, an ideal "intelligent" machine is a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.
So, what we are seeing is this "intelligence" exhibited by machines rapidly expanding to zillion of devices, products around ourselves. We are all familiar with Amazon Echo, Apple's Siri, Google Home devices today but this trend will continue to incorporate cars (e.g: BMW and Amazon is getting together), News/Internet (e.g: Google Assistant) and Smart home devices. As an aside, that for example, will give brands a whole new way to advertise their products, take P&G's Tide or Tequila Patrón that offer tips through voice assistants, more on that here.
The idea is that AI will move from the usual suspects ("intelligence devices" that we know today) to "nanobots level" and then will probably be game over for "Natural Intelligence".
Paraphrasing the famous quote from French poet, Baudelaire.
"the devil's (AI) best trick is to persuade you that he doesn't exist" .
2. Green best friend is better technology ....
By reading the AI piece above, you might wrongly concluded that I am a believer hat technology will be the undoing of humanity (Just like the Terminator movies).
That's not true, in fact, I am a believer that green best friend is better technology itself.
I see as a trend: More powerful and better technology that will help the green cause.
Take for example this chip that could reduced Japan’s electricity consumption by 10% if adopted.