Our Top 5 Technology Articles of 2017

A year-end look at the best technology content from Longitudes.

Thank you for another great year at Longitudes.

In 2017, we explored the trends of tomorrow – but in a number of exciting, new ways.

We launched Longitudes Radio, a podcast channel devoted to big ideas and big thinkers shaping international commerce.

We released another chapter in our Routes to the Future series, with the latest entry examining how we’ll make the world of the future.

We redesigned our site and rolled out new partnerships with leading businesses and publications.

But we’re just getting started.

In coming months, look out for the next volume in our Routes to the Future series – on how we’ll trade with each other – the second season of Longitudes Radio and fresh content from thought leaders spanning the globe.

As we close the book on 2017, we want to share our favorite stories from the past 12 months.

In the next few days, enjoy the top 2017 Longitudes articles and podcasts on technology, retail, sustainability, manufacturing and more.

The first best-of-2017 list looks at game-changing technologies like the Internet of Things, 3D printing and blockchain. And let’s get ready for an even better 2018!

Futurists say artificial and human intelligence will soon become a seamless whole – the planet and virtually everything in and on it transformed into a single, thinking entity. Find out how IoT will transform the economy, the workplace and transportation. Read more


From hearing aids to jet engines, 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of manufacturing. Mass customization will be the new normal. So what does this mean for the future of logistics? Read more


This fast-paced, new world of change in logistics is happening because businesses and consumers are demanding better, faster service at a lower cost. Don’t let these four assumptions get in the way of your supply chain success. Read more


The true promise of IoT is massive connectivity across industries, but can it deliver? Contrary to popular belief, the promise of the Internet of Things is not just about your alarm clock knowing when you leave the house. Find out how it’s poised to rock the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Read more


In 2016, more than $1.4 billion was invested globally in blockchain startups. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt more facets of your life than perhaps any other technology. If you participate in any part of a supply chain and don’t know about blockchain – you need to get smart fast. Read more


Brian Hughes is Managing Editor of Longitudes and co-host of Longitudes Radio.

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James Rowe is Creative Director of Longitudes and co-host of Longitudes Radio.

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