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5 technologies that I think are going to be big in the next two years!

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What does it mean when someone calls you a futurist? I have spent most of the last thirty years looking ahead at technology. I have backed several projects on various crowdfunding sites. I have been a beta tester and early adopter of many technologies. Based on that, I put together a list of technologies that I think are going to take off in 2020. Please find my list of the technologies I think are going to change a small portion of the market in 2020 and possibly a larger portion in 2021 and beyond.

My initial list:

  • Snapmaker 2
  • HoloLens 2
  • Chasing Dory
  • Oculus Quest
  • Capsule portable projector

All five of the impact technologies I’ve listed are shipping right. I will share a description of each of them and why I believe they will impact the market in the next two or so years.

The Snapmaker 2 in one printer was originally a crowdfunded (Kickstarter) project. The original Snapmaker also offered a CNC carver so that you could create 3d objects out of wood. It also included a laser engraving system. The original shipped a little over a year ago. The second version, also a crowdfunding project, started shipping in December 2019. The interchangeable modules allow you to go from plastic to carving and then to engrave very quickly. This system brings three capabilities to the market that will allow home users to do more with less. What are the market drivers: easy to use low-cost 3d printer that does more than just print.

Microsoft released the original HoloLens more than three years ago. The product is an Augmented Reality headset. It allows you to see the world around you, as well as the information projected on the HoloLens headset lens. HoloLens combines the concept of a computer, AR, and headset into an interactive system you wear. You can still see ahead of you, which allows you to move around with the headset seeing both the Artificial and Real World at the same time. Helpdesk, field technicians, and people that work with complicated machines and systems will find HoloLens a great tool. It won’t take off in 2020, but beyond 2021 I believe the market potential is huge for this AR headset. What are the mMarket driver: Technicians and repair professionals at first, people that build interactive education systems second.

(the remaining 3 tomorrow)!!!

  • Question of

    3d printers are really cool right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did you know there is a 3d printer that uses concrete and can print a house?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Hololens is interesting, but most people will never have one, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    But AR/VR will still be around us, right?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Q: 3D PRINTERS ARE REALLY COOL RIGHT?
    Yes (7 votes) – 88%
    No (1 votes) – 13%
    Q: DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A 3D PRINTER THAT USES CONCRETE AND CAN PRINT A HOUSE?
    Yes (3 votes) – 50%
    No (3 votes) – 50%
    Q: HOLOLENS IS INTERESTING, BUT MOST PEOPLE WILL NEVER HAVE ONE, RIGHT?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: BUT AR/VR WILL STILL BE AROUND US, RIGHT?
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    No (1 votes) – 14%

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