Date of prediction: 2015-12-15

IEEE Computer Society thinks these will be the top 9 technology trends in 2016:

  • 5G
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Realit
  • Nonvolatile Memory
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Data Science
  • Capability-based Security
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Containers

Source: IEEE Computer Society Predicts Top 9 Technology Trends for 2016 • IEEE Computer Society

Update 2016-12-13: The IEEE Computer Society was honest enough to revisit and grade its predictions at the end of the year and gave itself a B+.