Human history has pivotal moments that change the course of our future. We are currently in one of those moments, where emerging technologies are shaping the world. These innovations will transform industries, daily lives, and how people engage with the world.

Computing power

Computing power drives innovation in many technological fields. Moore’s Law predicts the doubling of transistor density every two years, fueling computational capability. This growth enables AI and ML applications that are transforming industries like healthcare and finance. It also powers scientific simulations and smarter devices. As the demand for more power grows, the quest for smaller, efficient, and sustainable processors intensifies, paving the way for future breakthroughs.

Smarter devices

The world is getting smarter. It’s not just phones and emerging technologies, but also smart devices in every aspect of people’s lives. Smart cities optimize traffic and energy with data. Smart homes let people control everything with their voice. Smart agriculture improves crop yields and saves resources. These devices are connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), creating a network of data. This data can be used for healthcare and supply chain management. Everyday items are becoming smarter and more responsive to people’s needs.

Datafication

In an increasingly digital world, data is the new oil. The process of datafication involves converting various aspects of life into data that can be collected, analyzed, and utilized for insights and decision-making. This datafication extends to people’s daily lives, from health metrics tracked by wearable devices to the data generated by smart cities and vehicles.

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Extended reality (XR)

The boundary between the physical and digital realms is blurring with the emerging technology called extended reality (XR). XR includes augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR). VR immerses users in entirely digital environments. AR overlays digital information onto the physical world, while MR combines the two, allowing digital objects to interact with the real world.

Digital trust

In a world dominated by data, trust and privacy are paramount. The recent surge in data breaches, cybersecurity threats, and privacy concerns has elevated the importance of digital trust. Organizations and individuals are taking proactive measures to safeguard their data and ensure its responsible use.

3D printing

The advent of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is transforming the way people produce and design objects. Traditional manufacturing methods often result in substantial material waste, long production times, and limited design flexibility. 3D printing, on the other hand, builds objects layer by layer, enabling greater precision and customization.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder & Chairman of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently owned PR firms in the United States. Since founding 5WPR in 2003, he has led the company's growth and vision, with the agency earning accolades including being named a Top 50 Global PR Agency by PRovoke Media, a top three NYC PR agency by O'Dwyers, one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces and being awarded multiple American Business Awards, including a Stevie Award for PR Agency of the Year. With over 25 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America's most prolific and well-respected public relations executives. Throughout his career he has advised leading and high-growth businesses, organizations, leaders and boards across corporate, technology and consumer industries. Torossian is known as one of the country's foremost experts on crisis communications. He has lectured on crisis PR at Harvard Business School, appears regularly in the media and has authored two editions of his book, "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results With Game-Changing Public Relations," which is an industry best-seller. Torossian's strategic, resourceful approach has been recognized with numerous awards including being named the Stevie American Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year, the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year, twice over, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist, a Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider, Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorker, and a recipient of Crain's New York Most Notable in Marketing & PR. Outside of 5W, Torossian serves as a business advisor to and investor in multiple early stage businesses across the media, B2B and B2C landscape. Torossian is the proud father of two daughters. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of multiple not for profit organizations.