Four Emerging Technology Trends set to Impact Government Most – MeriTalk

By Chris Copeland, Chief Technology Officer, Accenture Federal Services; and Kyle Michl, Chief Innovation Officer, Accenture Federal Services

Both the public plus private sector embraced technology to an unprecedented level in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This created a period of “compressed transformation” that disrupted the technologies landscape dramatically. For example , the particular wholesale adoption of the cloud is now more common. In the pandemic’s wake, a number of emerging technologies – previously thought only to be on the distant horizon – came into clearer focus. Early adopters including federal agencies are already deploying them for enterprise impact.

In our latest Accenture Federal Technologies Vision , we explore the four most prominent of these technology trends, as they are usually poised in order to up-end federal government operations over the next three years. We also look at the convergence of these trends in to a “Metaverse Continuum, ” a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds and business models rapidly taking shape. And in many cases, we find that the public sector is leading the way.

Through the Metaverse Continuum, the real and the virtual will merge in ways we’ve never seen before. Consider: Military pilots are already enhancing training in the particular metaverse, connecting live aircraft to a common augmented reality environment , up in the sky, to perform a refueling training exercise with a virtual tanker.

Using augmented fact, caseworkers are developing new interviewing skills and learning to manage stressful situations by immersing themselves in digital experiences – complete along with frantic parents, distracted children, and ringing phones.

The Metaverse Procession will transform how government operates and its building blocks are being laid today. Extended actuality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, advanced sensors, 5G, the Internet associated with Things, digital twins, etc. – when combined, these types of technologies create incredible brand new spaces, rich in breakthrough capabilities. We expect the Metaverse Continuum to eventually play a key role within missions ranging from training and education to logistics plus maintenance in order to citizen service, and more.

And federal agencies are usually more equipped to adopt and scale these transformative technologies than ever before. Post-pandemic, the particular federal government now has a deeper understanding of what technologies can do to further missions, and how to effectively integrate it.

Yet, navigating the Metaverse Continuum will still require a careful approach. There are opportunities ahead but also significant challenges, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, trust, regulation, and more.

In this era, Accenture’s Federal Technology Vision 2022: Government Enters the Metaverse provides a map for assessing and organizing the technologies from the Metaverse Continuum directly into a meaningful structure for your agency.

The particular report dives into 4 trends:

  1. In WebMe , we explore how the internet is being reimagined, specifically through the intersection associated with metaverses and Web3. Metaverses are 3D environments, imbued with a sense of place and presence, where moving from a good enterprise system to a social platform is as simple as walking from the particular office in order to the movie theater across the street. Web3 can underpin these environments with the data framework that generates veracity, believe in, and consensus — things we’ve long had conventions for in the physical world, but which have often eluded us within the virtual world.
  2. Programmable World tracks the particular increasingly sophisticated ways in which technology is becoming threaded through our bodily environments. The convergence of 5G, ambient computing, augmented reality, smart materials, plus more will be paving the way for agencies to reshape how they interact with the physical world, unlocking an unprecedented fidelity of control, automation, and personalization.
  3. The Unreal examines the particular paradox associated with synthetic data. Synthetic information – which is manufactured data meant to mimic real-world qualities – is increasingly needed to train artificial intelligence plus power the algorithms that are getting embedded within our day-to-day experiences. At the same time, synthetic data is negatively impacting populations, with the particular rapid growth of deepfakes and misinformation leading people to progressively question what’s real and what’s not. In this particular world, authenticity – not really “realness” – must be the north star with regard to federal companies.
  4. Finally, in Computing the Impossible , we look at the particular rise of quantum, biologically-inspired, and high-performance computing. Next-gen computing promises to reset the boundaries of what is computationally possible and will empower federal government agencies in order to tackle problems once considered unsolvable.

The Federal government Technology Vision 2022 incorporates insight from a global survey associated with 4, 660 executives spanning 23 industries and 24, 000 consumers worldwide. It applies these findings to the unique challenges and demands facing the U. S. federal authorities, featuring in-depth analysis through more than 20 Accenture Government Services experts and results of a survey of 200 U. S. federal government executives.

Learn more about how the particular Metaverse Procession can change your agency in the report .