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Emerging Tech Trends 2018

  1. 1. LAURA SOLOMON | @laurasolomon | Emerging Tech Trends 2018
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. both sides of the fence
  4. 4. withgartner/5-trends-emerge-in- gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging- technologies-2018/
  5. 5. It’s not all about libraries
  6. 6. Our patrons may already be using them This stuff is going to affect your job Libraries are now IT-driven Why care?
  7. 7. Virtual assistants Subscription economy Realities . Facial recognition AGENDA THE
  8. 8. Facial recognition
  9. 9. It’s already in U.S. airports "Facial recognition technology is an important step forward for CBP in protecting the United States from all types of threats. Terrorists and criminals continually look for creative methods to enter the U.S. including using stolen genuine documents. The new facial recognition technology virtually eliminates the ability for someone to use a genuine document that was issued to someone else.“ Casey Durst Director, US Customs and Border Protection
  10. 10. Distributed Secure Unique It’s already in police departments
  11. 11. It’s already in schools
  12. 12. It’s already on social media
  13. 13. It’s coming to baseball Image from
  14. 14. It’s even available for cows
  15. 15. BiasUnregulatedPrivacy Major issues
  16. 16. Does facial recognition hold any value for us? What about libraries?
  17. 17. Realities
  18. 18. No eye- trackingIsolation Physical symptoms Content creation
  19. 19. „So, in short: the cost of VR — financial, logistical, and physiological — needs to come down. The quality of experiences needs to go up. That was true in 2016, and it’s still true now.” The Verge 2017 tech report card: Virtual reality Not much has changed?
  20. 20. It’s getting useful But…
  21. 21.
  22. 22. New tools are making AR big in 2018
  23. 23. Image from
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  27. 27. „Enter a new age in contemporary art, one where people can express themselves collaboratively in the digital and physical realm. Think mixed- media taken to a whole new dimension, one where people not only have access to public art, but the expectation they can add their own signature without leaving a mark…” Kristina Phillips, strategist Intellectua l property questions
  28. 28. The next step MIXED reality
  29. 29. What about libraries?
  30. 30. Subscription economy
  31. 31. XaaS
  32. 32. …this market has grown by more than 100% a year, increasing from $57 million in sales in 2011 to $2.6 billion in 2016. subscription-business A subtle, but massive, change
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  34. 34. The end of ownership? 11e7-8f9f-de1c2175f5ce . “We’re making the change from selling cars to selling mobility.” Alain Visser, chief executive of Lynk & Co,
  35. 35. TienTzuo, author of “The reality is ownership is dead; now it’s really about access as the new imperative.”
  36. 36. Tom Krackeler, senior vice president of products at Zuora “Any business that is not already making this shift is at risk of being left behind.” What about libraries?
  37. 37. 5 More… 4 Emphasize Simplicity 3 Emphasize Variety 2 Emphasize Convenience 1 Emphasize Uniqueness and Differentiating Quality How to Excel at the Subscription Economy 5 4 3 2 1
  38. 38. Virtual assistants
  39. 39. content-marketing-research/15- important-statistics-about-smart- speakers-in-2018/ 43 million Americans own a smart speaker like Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
  40. 40. Smart Speakers Are Stealing Share From Other Media
  41. 41. “There is no mouse on your phone. You don’t want to use a keyboard on your phone. With a smart watch, there is no keyboard. With Alexa, there is no screen. You have to think of more natural ways to interact with the device.” Chuck Ganapathi, CEO at Tact Device- agnostic interaction
  42. 42. Image from m/2017/11/29/amazo n-is-putting-alexa-in- the-office
  43. 43. Image from smart-instaview-refrigerator-features-voice-control- webos-smart-platform-remote-viewing-capabilities/
  44. 44. “Voice technology has the potential to revolutionize how we shop.”
  45. 45. What about libraries?
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  47. 47. My next project
  48. 48. The big take-aways
  49. 49. Voice assistants Subscription economy . Realities . Facial recognition Remember:
  50. 50. Thank you for listening! Laura Solomon | @laurasolomon | |