Five key technology trends that will change our lives this year

James Deakin

Every year, design experts from across Fjord come together to debate the most important technology trends that will shape business and society in the coming 12 months. The result is a list of ten trends that we believe will transform how businesses operate and how we as consumers live our lives. Five of these are summarised below.

1) Human bodies will replace screens as the interface with technology

As consumers, we have already moved away from point-and-click devices to touchscreens. Now, we're headed towards using our bodies as the interface with technology. Why type a password when you can use your fingerprint, retina or a connected device instead? The interface as we know it will disappear, as consumers use parts of their unique genetic makeup – or Natural User Interface (NUI) – to get things done more efficiently.