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Predicting the future isn’t easy. Technology’s history is littered with smart people who’ve gotten it wrong — from Thomas Edison, who said in 1889 that “no one will use AC electricity, ever” to a former CEO of Blockbuster, who dismissed the notion of streaming video.
As technologists, we have to look not just at the latest tech but what forces will shape humanity in the future. That’s why our vision for innovation at HP is informed by Megatrends — transformative global forces that will have far-reaching impact on businesses, societies, economies, cultures and personal lives around the world.
In HP Labs’ 51-year history, we’ve driven technological innovation as the industry has moved from mainframes to personal computers, the internet to smartphones, global connectivity to what we call blended reality — the merging of our digital and physical worlds. As we look ahead not only to next year, but the next three, 10 and 30 years, we’re using our understanding of Megatrends as a beacon to guide our way.