Since the introduction of the printing press during the Renaissance Era, the economic impact of technological innovation has increased the global GDP value by more than 10 times – but how is innovation affecting our current Information Age?

If we compare the world’s fastest supercomputer in 1975 to an iPhone 4 with equal performance, the price difference is huge – from $5 million to $400 in just over 30 years. Since then, many companies have made it a priority to invest in research and development to help foster innovation, as 4 out of 5 CEOs rank tech innovations as having the largest impact on their business.

Fast forward to the Internet of Things, and we have disruptive technologies such as the cloud, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing and advanced robotics – most of which have only been in development for a decade or so.

We’ve come a long way in such a short time, but what’s next in technological innovation? Take a look at the Infographic below, created by Pulp-PR, that highlights the history of tech innovation and a few upcoming consumer technologies to keep your eye on throughout this year and next.

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