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In the upcoming Cutter IT Journal issue on Avoiding Technology Backlash, Bob Charette suggests that cloud computing, data analytics, sensors and the Internet of Things, robotics, mobile and social computing, “super-intelligent” systems and advanced cognitive systems — once wild ideas — are all about to enter the mainstream.

The future is here but with technology changing so fast we can’t help but ask, “what’s beyond all the stuff we can see?” What happens when we hit the physical limits of IC manufacturing? Or, how will we avoid hitting them? How will we get multiple order-of-magnitude improvements in data transmission, computing and memory performance, and what happens when we get them? Will quantum entanglement make instantaneous large-scale data teleportation possible? Will software continue to be the dumping ground for system complexity? What new software technology is required to fully leverage a yotta-scale computing environment? How could DNA-based biometric security become a standard? How could batteries become a non-constraining part of portable systems? And, what will happen when the Internet runs out of cat videos?

An upcoming issue of Cutter IT Journal with Guest Editor Lou Mazzucchelli seeks insight on what the technology landscape will look like ten years from now as in “what’s beyond all the stuff we can see?” What technology trends will shape our lives and what does the future distribution of technology research, development, manufacturing and end-use around the globe look like?

The challenge is to build a credible vision of the world of digital technology starting in 2025. Topics can range over the entire technology uber-stack — including applications — but any application proposed must leverage technology that will become available beginning in 2025. Business and social implications of these technologies can be addressed after a compelling technology foundation has been created.

Topics of discussion may include (but are not limited to the following):

  • What technology trends will be our norm in 2025?
  • What are the business, economic and social implications of these trends?
  • How can corporations prepare now for the changes in the technology landscape to come?
  • How will these trends affect the workforce/workplace?
  • What market opportunities will be created by these trends?


Please respond to lmazzucchelli[at]cutter[dot]com, with a copy to cgenerali[at]cutter[dot]com no later than June 22, 2015 and include an extended abstract and a short article outline showing major discussion points.



Most Cutter IT Journal articles are approximately 2,500-3,000 words long, plus whatever graphics are appropriate. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact CITJ's Group Publisher, Christine Generali at cgenerali[at]cutter[dot]com. Editorial guidelines are available online.


Christine Generali

Christine Generali is a Group Publisher for Cutter Consortium - responsible for the editorial direction and content management of Cutter's flagship publication, Cutter IT Journal.


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