Take healthcare for instance. The proliferation of connectivity among both medical and personal health tracking devices is leading to an explosion in the amount of data generated. This in turn is opening up new possibilities for device manufacturers to embed Artificial Intelligence into their equipment.
An AI arms race is only beginning to emerge as these forms of advanced systems become more self-sufficient. As this transition takes hold, so will the systems set up to combat them. A war will rage, one that may have little to no actual human involvement.
Nowadays, when people talk about data storage, they are usually talking about cloud storage. The ease of use and power of the new storage paradigm has convinced many computer users to take the plunge and change their data storage over to online services.
Today, a clever, well-shot marketing spot can be done for a few thousand dollars and undo years and millions of dollars of brand investment at a multinational. In the past, P&G would have used technology to get ahead and create barriers to entry.
As Pirsig once said "The solutions are simple - after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are" - a testament to the success of cloud computing and why it is here to stay.
The pace of urbanization globally is unprecedented - by 2050 nearly 66% of the world's population is expected to be urban. The ability to effectively manage this rapid urbanization is critical. Cities must find new ways to increase the efficiency of existing and new infrastructure and services to a level never previously achieved.
Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. In developed and developing countries alike the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of the wealth. It is a universal challenge that the whole world must address.
Mobile World Congress. Every year tech aficionados and journalists from the world over flock to Barcelona to find out what they should expect from the technology industry in the near future. 2016 hasn't been any different.
From several blocks away, the sidewalks were crowded with people dangling conference passes round their necks, long lines snaking out of central San Francisco's many independent salad bars and coffee shops with names like "Proper Food" and "Whole Cakes".
For our economy to flourish again we need to stimulate innovation and have the skills to compete on a global stage and cloud can help enable this as it has a comparative low cost of entry compared with traditional methods.