Looking Ahead to 2015: The Year of Alternatives

For the past few years, I have actively spent time to think about what technology trends will have the biggest impact in the coming one to three years. At the beginning of 2014, I spoke about the Maker Movement, the rise of tech in healthcare, autonomous cars, additive manufacturing (large-scale 3D printing of livable structures), the importance of emotional interfaces, and the adoption of alternative business models, such as Holacracy and Amoeba Management. The following trends are those I have noticed, been attracted to, thought about, and discussed with friends over the past few months. I feel that all of them will become leading topics of discussion throughout 2015.