Your computer will tell you if you blew that dealTatiana Ayazo /Rd.com
“It’s been proven that face-to-face interactions improve relationships—both in business and personal life. In 2018 and beyond, we’ll start to see artificial intelligence play a larger role in the process of relationship building among colleagues, customers, and partners. Facial recognition technology will be built into remote collaboration tools to read visual cues. Why does this matter? It will enable a meeting host to pivot their conversation if needed, and inform more effective post-meeting follow-up. For instance, a salesperson will know the likelihood that they closed a deal or an advertising executive will be informed that the idea they are presenting to clients is falling flat.”—Jim Somers, VP of Marketing for Collaboration at LogMeIn
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You’ll get into eSports—literallyTatiana Ayazo /Rd.com
“The gaming industry has paved the way for immersive entertainment. This has led to a monumental rise in the popularity of eSports. By 2019, viewership of eSports, among those who watch one or more times a month, is expected to grow from 90 million to 180 million viewers with revenue expected to surpass the billion mark. In comparison, on average, only 20 million viewers tuned in for the 2016 NBA Finals. The next evolution of eSports will be immersive. VR eSports leagues exist and will only get more popular as the hardware paves the way for new entrants.”—Tom Edwards, Chief Digital Officer at Epsilon
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Cryptocurrency will cash inTatiana Ayazo /Rd.com
“In 2017, the cryptocurrency market cap has grown from $18 billion to $200 billion, cementing its place in the global economy. And this is only the beginning. Many of the big institutional funds have yet to join the market. The general public is mostly unaware of how to utilize cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin. This is the start of a whole new era. Blockchain technology will have an impact as influential as the era of the Internet, if not more, which will fuel cryptocurrencies as a whole into 2018 and beyond.”— Simon Yu, CEO of StormX