Predicting Top 10 disruptive technologies – Web Mashups, Contextual Computing..

What are the top 10 disruptive technologies for the next few years? Cloud computing? Mashups?

Gartner recently did a research on the top 10 disruptive technology (which is defined as one that causes major change in ‘the accepted way of doing things’, including business models, processes, revenue streams, industry dynamics and consumer behavior) and here is the list:

  • Multicore and hybrid processors
  • Virtualisation and fabric computing
  • Social networks and social software
  • Cloud computing and cloud/web platforms
  • Web mashups
  • New User interface
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Contextual computing
  • Augmented reality
  • Semantics.

Gartner makes few interesting points:

  • Business IT applications will start to mirror the features found in popular consumer social software, such as Facebook and Myspace, as organisations look to improve employee collaboration and harness the customers’ feedback.
  • Web mashups, which mix content from publicly available sources, will be the dominant model (80 per cent) for the creation of new enterprise applications.
  • Within the next five years, information will be presented via new user interfaces such as organic light-emitting displays, digital paper and billboards, holographic and 3D imaging and smart fabric.
  • By 2010, it will cost less than US$1 (EUR0.65) to add a three-axis accelerometer – which allows a device, such as Nintendo’s Wii controller, to sense when and how it is being moved – to a piece of electronic equipment.[via]

What’s your top 10 list? Do you agree with Gatner’s list?

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