Usability has seen a massive shift in the last decade. We’ve gone from requiring practically Ph.D. level knowledge to access cryptocurrency to simply being computer or smartphone literate.
In the future you’re either a digital business or a dead business; and it’s up to you to decide whether that happens or not. This was Lewis Farran’s message from a recent presentation he gave at a conference in Tijuana focused on Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends list, which include: AI foundations, intelligent apps, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platform, immersive experience, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust.
The Next Economy will be driven by 10 exponential technologies, one of which is the blockchain; the technology underlying Bitcoin. But it’s useful for a lot more than just Bitcoin. For example: storing data, governing, authorship and ownership, data management, digital identity, identification and authentication, voting, gambling, and more.
Blockchain is one of ten key technologies that will drive the Next Economy, and there isn’t a day that goes by where a new advance is made in its application towards something interesting in banking, government, insurance, transportation as well as other domains. Blockchain will change the face of business and society, so it’s an important topic to discuss and understand.