Self-driving cars are set to have a significant impact on society and change our future the most over the next 20 years, according to research.
Tech job board CWJobs, with expert futurologist Melissa Sterry surveyed over 2,000 UK business decision makers and IT workers to determine technological inventions with the greatest impact on society since 2000 and what’s to come in the next 20 years.
Just over a third (34%) of business decision makers expect self-driving cars to be the innovation that will change our future the most in the next 20 years, with delivery drones (30%) and 5G (24%) also ranking highly.
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Sterry said: “What’s clear from these findings is the underlying technology we’re seeing emerging today, like AI and connectivity, is set to be the basis for the next 20 years of innovation. In order to take advantage, the UK needs to have the talent available to implement and use these technologies effectively.
“Fortunately, the UK workforce is adapting well with an influx of more diverse and qualified employees bringing in the skills needed to help the UK keep up.”
From a business perspective, tech firms increasingly recognise the need to help existing talent develop greater flexibility and scope for creativity, while also harnessing the capacity of specialised job boards and platforms to identify the right expertise in an array of fast-emerging fields.”