In the movie ‘Back to the Future’ Part Two, Michael J. Fox is sent to the year 2015 in order to save his future family from catastrophe. Since the movie was filmed in 1989, its writers had the difficult task of imagining what the future would look like. The result was a world filled with flying cars, highways that pass through the clouds, and interactive homes.
In 2012, it’s safe to say that their vision has yet to become a reality. Of course imagining what the future will look like is second nature to all of us. Science fiction has always been a popular genre since it offered a glimpse into the unknown.
But what if you could assemble a panel of experts to help you gaze into the future? What if you could learn what tomorrow will look like from the people shaping it today?
That’s exactly what we at IMTC have done. Twice.
On June 26, 2012, we held our bi-annual 2025 Virtual Conference, which revolved around the question: how will technology impact our lives in the year 2025?
In his introduction to the conference, IMTC President Anatoli Levine said, “We produced the ﬁrst 2025 event in 2010 as a sort of ‘crystal ball’. The goal of the 2025 event is to be able to look back and see how visionary we were and how close to this vision the technology actually became.”
In order to answer the question of what 2025 will look like, we brought together thought leaders from a variety of industries, all of which have a major affect on our daily life, be it in the way we live (our home environment), the way we work (our office environment), our health, our methods of transportation, and even the way we shop.
Following the success of the second 2025 IMTC Virtual Conference, we began exploring the possibility of creating a book that would share our vision for the future with our peers in the industry. The result is an interactive eBook that is now available for free download at the App Store.
The IMTC eBook is comprised of the predictions of thought leaders from today’s most innovative companies on how technology will impact our lives in 2025. These include, amongst others, Cisco, Samsung, Avaya and Viaccess-Orca.
While the subjects addressed by the eBook range from telemedicine to smart cars, and from the work environment to shopping, its main themes are cloud computing, automated data collection and personalization, as these have only just begun to shape our world.
The 2025 IMTC eBook will enable you to learn what tomorrow will look like today. Thus, it is much more than a “crystal ball”, it is a roadmap to innovation and success.