We have reached 2016. The year 2015 had quite a few incremental advancements in technology. There were advancements with genome sequencing and biotech, technological applications for emerging countries, and a lot of progress in connected tech and self-driving cars. 2016 will likely continue the trend. We are less likely to see ground breaking advancements in smartphones and wearables, but will see more connected devices and technological applications in the automotive space, like self-driving cars. Google has made a lot of progress with its project and others like Alibaba and Baidu are also building teams for developing self-driving cars. We are also seeing US states passing laws that allow these vehicles on roads. Besides self-driving cars, connected home appliances like washers, dryers, refrigerators and microwaves could also gain traction. 2015 was also the year shown in the Back To The Future movie as the “future”. While we don’t have hoverboards yet, we are getting there. The XKCD comic answers all the questions.