Technology has revolutionised the way we work, shop and interact. The smartphone era ensures that we can do all of the above in an instant, wherever and whenever we find the need. From messaging a friend to making a high-value forex trading decision, it’s all there in the touch of a button. It’s been a behavioural change that would look alien to someone 20 years ago, let alone 50.
But, what’s next? Will the smartphone era look a dim, distant and dated moment from the past in 2069?
In an exploration of the future of trading, experts IG has predicted that thought-powered technology could be a realistic proposition in 50 years.
Citing trends in neuroscience research, it looks at how traders might well be able to open and close positions with their minds – communicating with each other brain-to-brain and sensing when markets are moving and acting on these impulses.
Such a trend would have wider implications for other fields too and be even more revolutionary than the smartphone era.
For more on this and the other trends that could change the world of trading in the next 50 years, explore the full guide from IG below.