Emerging Technologies by 2025

Many experts in the technology industry have been saying that 2025 is supposed to mark a tipping point and the beginning of an innovative era.

According to Eugene Gibbons, Innovation & Knowledge Director at Stelfox, “Newly emerging Technology fields usually takes 3-5 years to see a mainstream commercial adoption of some kind once it breaks through the Hype phase of the innovation cycle. Blockchain is a real live example of this, with the concepts behind it being explored and validated in recent years, we are now truly in the hype phase due to the global media coverage around Cryptocurrencies and peak market capitalisation levels reached during the end of 2017. This hype and interest has led to significant R&D funding by global organisations, increased ICO’s and PoC projects across multiple industries on how to apply the concepts of blockchain to their real-world business problems and if there is a case for it. 2018 will see 90-95% of blockchain related projects at PoC/beta & testing stages before we start to see the first real commercial shoots during 2019 & 2020 as breakthrough projects begin to prove their worth at an operational level.”

But, what are the technologies that have already been introduced to us and that can change the way we live by 2025? Bearing in mind The McKinsey Global Institute report on the technologies that will transform the global economy by 2025, there are at least 5 technologies that we should keep in mind.



Top 5 Emerging Technologies for 2025

  • Artificial Intelligence. The most popular technologies within this field will be machine learning and user interfaces, like speech and gesture recognition technology.
  • Advanced Robotics. There will be several advances in machine vision, sensors, motors and materials that can change the way products and services will be delivered.
  • Biometric Technology. A study by TeleSIgn shared that 72% of organisations intend to drop traditional passwords by 2025. So there will be a space for the development and commercialization of new authorization services for eye, face, hand, signature identification and voice.
  • Genomics. Genetic Engineering Technology is believed to increase with faster computer processing speeds. For example, DNA sequencing technologies and advanced analytics can be beneficial for extending human life expectancy.
  • Blockchain. McKinsey’s study about Blockchain focused on 54% singular use cases of blockchain across 200 organisations. This allows us to see that the use of this technology is still in its infancy, but is already booming. So, can you imagine how it will be by 2025?

We’ve already shared some insights about future proofing tech recruitment for 2025, but how can you be prepared for keeping up with all these technologies? By knowing beforehand their value, you can make sure to start learning more about them through reading articles, guides, listening podcasts or even watching videos where it’s explained how valuable they might be in the future.

It’s crucial to remember the Top 5 Emerging Technologies for 2025, as this will help you to succeed in your career or in the business you’re currently working, as well as it will give you the advantage and time of adapting your skillset to the new requirements and needs that these technologies will bring.


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