Each year, the Churchill Club, a 32-year-old thought leadership organization based in Silicon Valley, hosts a debate among some of the leading, and most opinionated, tech and business luminaries. This year, five venture capitalists from Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, and other top tech firms laid out their predictions for what non-obvious tech trends will emerge with the potential for explosive growth around 2021.
That’s just a few years away, and according to these tech industry insiders there will be some pretty big changes between now and then. At the 20th annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate last week, we learned that investors are brimming with optimism — and just a bit of fear — over what’s to come in tech.
We’ve republished their predictions here in full.
Here are the 10 tech trends to expect:
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Here’s the lineup:
David Cowan, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Sarah Guo, General Partner, Greylock Partners
Nicole Quinn, Consumer Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Tomasz Tunguz, Partner, Redpoint Ventures
Mike Vernal, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Driven by high-growth companies building a better ecosystem for space travel, the human species is closer than ever before to colonizing Mars and beyond. Cowan believes that someday soon, companies in mining, manufacturing, media, tourism, energy, defense, and more, will be able to buy off-the-shelf products and services for extraterrestrial travel that will help expand their businesses beyond Earth.
“Today if your business is a global business, that may not be enough. You have to think bigger,” Cowan said.
Self-driving cars. Electric scooters. Algorithms that set delivery trucks’ routes.
The changing ways that people and goods move from point to point will have massive second-order effects, according to Guo. For example, she suggested that as ride-sharing and self-driving cars become more
Source:: Business Insider