US Army: Emerging Science and Technology Trends: 2016-2045

This 2016 version of the S&T Strategic Trends report synthesizes 32 S&T forecasts that have been published over the past five years by government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, industry leaders, international institutions, and think tanks. The objective was to identify trends that are most likely to generate revolutionary or disruptive change of interest to the Army over the next 30 years.

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(Top 24)

  1. • Robotics and autonomous systems
  2. • Additive manufacturing
  3. • Analytics
  4. • Human augmentation
  5. • Mobile and cloud computing
  6. • Medical advances
  7. • Cyber
  8. • Energy
  9. • Smart cities
  10. • Internet of things
  11. • Food and water technology
  12. • Quantum computing
  13. • Social empowerment
  14. • Advanced digital
  15. • Blended reality
  16. • Technology for climate change
  17. • Advanced materials
  18. • Novel weaponry
  19. • Space
  20. • Synthetic biology
  21. • Changing nature of work
  22. • Privacy
  23. • Education
  24. • Transportation and logistics