On the 9th of August 2013 research firm Gartner published the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies for 2013. Striking is the main message of the report: the evolving relationship between man and machine. The emergence of new technologies redefines this relationship. Or, as Marshall McLuhan once so aptly put it: “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” The overall conclusion is that the line between man and machine blurs. It is a direct result of the increased hype around intelligent (self-conscious) machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things.
About the author
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society. He is therefore a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gather