Disruptive technologies: the transformational twelve
With some types of engineers already in short supply, demand for those at the very edge of advances in technology is sure to increase.
And while the relentless pace of technology continues, not every big breakthrough will transform the business or social landscape.
Yet, according to McKinsey Global Institute’s May 2013 report, some do have the potential to disrupt the status quo and change the way people live and work...

 

While the relentless pace of technology continues, not every big breakthrough will transform the business or social landscape. However, according to McKinsey Global Institute’s May 2013 report, some do have the potential to disrupt the status quo and change the way people live and work, among them advanced robotics, next generation genomics and energy storage devices and systems.

Here McKinsey & Co’s prediction and overview of the 12 most disruptive technologies makes interesting reading:

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/disruptive_technologies