The following sources were cited in SAP Digital Futures Issue 01: Direct Your Digital Future
In six years Airbnb grew to one of world’s largest hotel companies. Without owning any hotels. “Airbnb Catching Chains in Bookings,” accommnews, January 21, 2015, http://www.accomnews.com/industry/154- news-in-brief/4733-airbnb-catching-chains-in-bookings
The cost of sequencing a DNA genome is outpacing Moore’s Law. It could be as low as US$0.01 by 2020 Antonio Regalado, “EmTech: Illumina Says 228,000 Human Genomes Will Be Sequenced This Year,” MIT Technology Review, September 24, 2014, https://www.technologyreview.com/news/531091/emtech-illumina-says-228000-human-genomes-will- be-sequenced-this-year/
James Bannon, “Heading for $100: The Declining Costs of Genome Sequencing & the Consequences,” (Ark Invest, 2014), http://ark-invest.com/genomic-revolution/declining-costs-of-genome-sequencing
Art Wuster, “Is It Cheaper to Re-sequence a Genome Than to Save It in Computer Memory? Seqonomics, December 9, 2011, http://seqonomics.blogspot.com/2011/12/is-it-cheaper-to-re-sequence-genome.html
10M autonomous new vehicles per year could be driving on U.S. roads by 2030.
“Half of New Vehicles Shipping in North America to Have Driverless, Robotic Capabilities by 2032” (press release), ABI Research, August 27, 2013, https://www.abiresearch.com/press/half-of-new-vehicles- shipping-in-north-america-to-/
In 2000 starting an Internet company cost US$5M. Today it’s less than US$5,000.
Peter Diamandis, “Evidence of Abundance #16: 1,000 Times Cheaper to Launch a Startup, 2014,” Huffington Post, October 30, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-diamandis/evidence-of-abundance-16_b_5915712.html
Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar slashed 65% of San Francisco taxi rides in only 15 months.
Jessica Kwong, “Report Says SF Taxis Suffering Greatly,” The Examiner, September 16, 2014, http://archives.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/report-says-sf-taxis-suffering-greatly/Content?oid=2899618
47% of U.S. employees are at risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence within 10 years.
Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation? (Oxford: University of Oxford, 2013), http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/downloads/academic/The_Future_of_Employment.pdf