Digital transformation is increasingly driving how we organize our lives. Whether or not actively engaged, we are constantly connected through our mobile devices, 24/7.
In this Knowledge Sharing article – awarded Best of IT Transformation in the 2018 Knowledge Sharing Competition – Anthony Dutra, Varshith H Anilkumar, and William Lupo share an industry and social level view of technologies that are influencing the direction of our society. The authors explore the history of technologies’ influence on humanity, beginning with the first Industrial Revolution to how e-commerce has reshaped the way we do business. The authors discuss the influence of technologies such as virtualization, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), cryptocurrencies, and Virtual Reality (VR/Augmented Reality (AR) in shifting social consciousness.