Trend Forecast

From road to car to shopping mall to burger stand and back home, automation will drive our investments and future.

Last December, the Trends Research Institute made this forecast: “In 2016, robots become mainstream. Moreover, they begin breeding, transforming many aspects of daily life.” We are fast approaching a world in which robots not only are self-aware, but can design and build new robots more intelligent and capable than themselves.

Moreover, institute analysts demonstrated that the synergy of robotics and artificial intelligence would produce more affordable and adaptable technology for numerous industries, the home and especially small businesses.

As intelligent automation becomes more adept at learning how to copy human behavior and functionality, more traditional jobs go on the chopping block. And while the affordability and manageability of these new technologies will eliminate jobs in just about every industry, service industries will be especially hard hit.

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