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Navigating the Era of Augmented Humanity

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Navigating the Era of Augmented Humanity
Published: March 21, 2020 Content info: 17 Pages

This IDC Market Perspective introduces the concept of augmented humanity, providing a framework for analyzing the impact of new emerging technologies on human existence. It examines the key use cases, underpinning technologies, and driving trends in 2020. It concludes with recommendations for technology suppliers."Technology and humanity are converging, and emerging technologies such as AR/VR, wearables, and brain-computer interfaces are deeply transforming human existence as well as shaping human senses, capabilities, and insights," said Giulia Carosella, lead analyst, European Augmented Humanity launchpad. "These technologies are giving humans a range of superpowers, from operating on a tablet using our thoughts to shopping online through our smart speaker, thus generating enormous opportunities for companies."

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Product Code: EUR146122219

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • The 3 E's of Augmented Humanity
  • Augmented Humanity Use Cases
    • A look at the Current Use Cases
  • The Technology Landscape: Pinpointing Key Technologies Behind Use Cases
    • Wearables
    • AR/VR
    • Personal Robotics
    • Smart Peripherals
    • Brain-Computer Interfaces
    • Implantables/Injectables
    • Ingestibles
    • Biometrics
    • Affective Computing
  • Five Trends at the Intersection Between Human and Machines
    • From Typing to Gazing: The Augmented Human 2.0 User Interface
    • From Analyzing to Monetizing: The Economy of Data
    • From the Return on Investment to Return on Emotion: The Value of Seamless Experience
    • From the Maze to Amazing: Accessibility Eliminating Barriers
    • From Real Digital to Digital Real: The AR Cloud
  • Examples from IT Vendors and End Users
  • Taxonomy Guidance


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