The world of technology is moving fast, but most people experience this rate of change first through interaction with their devices and gadgets, so I lift the lid on what’s coming.


Firstly, I’d like to thank Curtis, James and the crew for inviting me to be a part of the Gadget Show’s special Future of Tech episode where we looked at what the future holds for all the gadgets and devices we hold dear, and a whole variety of other everyday items we take for granted. And please note that the video can’t be played in some countries because of copyright restrictions, so any issues just let me know.


A quarter of Dubai's new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030


While the filming itself took over three hours we had to try and cram as much as we could into a three minute slot so inevitably tons of footage ended up hitting the cutting room floor, and some of what hit that floor might surprise you – including how companies can turn your WiFi routers into the ultimate radar-like spying device, the emergence of the world’s first self-evolving self-manufacturing robots, and conversational AI’s that can predict your health – and much much more. But of the edits that did make the cut, well, as you can see those included the first batteryless hypercar, cancer detecting smartphones, terminator robots, and more.


The future in 3 furious minutes

However, if you stay up to date on my blog where there are thousands of articles about the future then fear not you’ll know much more about what’s coming in the future than we were able to cram into this three minute clip.

About author

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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