Prediction 2018 - 16

Just right for the Saturday before Christmas - a mainly light-hearted set of predictions from Matthew Lavy

From Matthew Lavy

I see 2018 largely as a year of continuity: blockchain will continue to buzz as ever more exotic use cases promise to revolutionise the world (or at least attract generous funding); GDPR readiness and implementation activities will continue at an ever more frenzied pace as the need to do at least something will seep into the consciousness of even those for whom the phrase ‘Article 29 Working Party’ is assumed to be a StarTrek reference; applications of AI will become more and more impressive and pervasive (and more and more applications of good old-fashioned statistics will be marketed as AI); as efforts to thwart cyber-attacks continue to be only partially successful, CISOs will increasingly be recognised as the Oracles that they were always born to be; and as the sun sets at the year end, we will be just that little bit closer to 19th January 2038, when 32-bit clocks will herald the long-awaited return to 1970.

Matthew Lavy is a barrister at 4 Pump Court and a SCL Trustee.


Published: 2017-12-16T09:40:00


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