Global Predictions 2017
Which trends may disrupt business? How could consumer habits change?
Drones: high-profile and niche
Deloitte predicts that in 2015, the active base of non-military drones costing $200 or more should exceed one million units for the first time. We expect sales of non-military drones to be about 300,000 units in 2015, with the majority being bought by consumers or prosumers. Read more here.
Smartphone batteries: better but no breakthrough
Deloitte predicts that the rechargeable, lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery technology used in all smartphones will improve only modestly in 2015.
Nanosats take off, but they don't take over
Deloitte predicts that by the end of 2015 over 500 additional nanosats will be in orbit. Prior to 2014, only 75 nanosats had ever been launched, so the prediction calls for a 400% increase. Read additional insights about this prediction.