Following my blog post about MIT Future Compute, I co-authored a more in depth article about cloud tech trends and connectivity for Avanade Techs and Specs.
The blog covers cloud, 5G, sustainability, quantum, classical compute.
If you read nothing else – then know this: everything is converging. AI and Machine Learning infused the picture from every commentator – and this demonstrates to us that now is an inflection point, where great things will be created through the combination, re-combination and experimentation of these technologies.
We don’t know where everything will land, but the impact of connectivity, and sovereign internet, led us to posit four scenarios:
1. Collaborative Outputs – Knowledge workers leave the city, and work in a globalized highly connected world
2. Global villages – Cities remain collaborative hubs for new ventures and technologies, with digital third spaces focusing on messaging
3. Fragmented tribes – Travel becomes limited, and data fragments with the imposition of internal walls to accommodate data sovereignty within corporations, leading to competing standards for data sharing
4. Urban foxes – Travel resurges, and corporations re-adapt to cross-border working, with connectivity focusing on the last mile, supporting the Intelligent Edge.
For more information about the convergence of everything, the blog post is available in full at https://www.avanade.com/en/blogs/techs-and-specs/quantum-computing/mit-future-compute