The future of IT will dramatically shift by 2030 as a result of cloud computing, augmented reality, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology according to Kaspersky Lab’s director of European Global Research and Analysis Team, Magnus Kalkuhl.
Kalkuhl published an article titled “IT Security in 2030” in which he depicts a bright future of a technology-driven utopia, fuelled by innovation and opportunity.
Kalkuhl said: “There is no doubt that our dependence on computer technology will continue to grow. The bright side is that new, revolutionary inventions will make our life better. Unfortunately, modern cyber threats will evolve as well, starting from Trojans to cyber weapons. Every new technology will present even more security challenges.
“It is part of my job now to overcome them and make the world a little bit better. And, despite the ever-growing threat landscape, in my predictions I tend to stay on the positive side of things”.
This “future” is in contrast to the world we know today which is very much “device centric”.
In the article Kalkuhl also offers an alternative perspective of a “technology-dependent dystopia”. This is where “issues regarding citizens’ privacy, individuality and overall security will be called into question future utopia fuelled by innovation and opportunity.”
He says predictions of the IT Security landscape are not possible without evaluating changes in technology and even society in general, and believes new technologies will radically change the digital universe, making most of today’s current devices and their industries obsolete.
He says TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets will be replaced by augmented reality glasses, while software, movies and music will become cloud-based products in their entirety.