Open the door to what's possible in the world of technology. Each of the technology tools below were identified by the World Economic Forum's 2018 Future of Work Report as the most influential technology in the world. Most of this technology can combine to form more powerful technology. For example, artificial intelligence is frequently paired with the internet of things. Both often appear with robotics or drone technology. Think of these technology concepts as building blocks.
Each section below will provide more information about what the technology is, how it is used to solve real problems, the teams required to design and build the solution, and some beginner-friendly activities to try in your library.
Empower your community to put people before technology. This isn't all about coding. Coders are part of a larger team, creating innovative solutions and new opportunities in the future of work. Those who dig below the surface of what is possible today, will thrive in the future. It's time to design and build a better world.
AI uses large amounts of data to make predictions and decisions. AI can help solve the world's problems, or it could be misused. It's time to prepare for the future.Learn More
"Things" can now be connected to the internet and each other. The IoT powers Smart Cities and has reached multiple industries. Imagine a connected world.Learn More
Robots exist to do the dirty, tedious, or dangerous jobs humans should not be expected to do. Discover both the impact and potential of automation.Learn More
While VR fully immerses the user, AR uses a device to overlay an image or other media onto the real world. AR, IoT, and AI can form a more powerful solution.Learn More
Put on a headset and immerse yourself in a virtual world. VR has been around for years but has recently been commercialized. Try it and see for yourself.Learn More
Drones live at the intersection of robotics, IoT and AI. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can do aerial photography, collect data, and more.Learn More