BBC Website Technology Summit: Part Two
2 January 2013 Last updated at 00:05 GMT
The BBC News Website has hosted its first two-part Tech Summit, inviting three experts from diverse fields to offer their reflections on 2012, and the next few years ahead.
The guests were: Adam Leach of consultants Ovum, an expert on consumer technology; Emma Mulqueeny, founder of Rewired State, which encourages people to gain coding skills; and Will Jackson, head of Engineered Arts, which manufactures robots.
In part one they discussed the significant trends of 2012.
Here, in part two of the summit, they discussed with Mark Gregory the big changes on the horizon for the technology world.
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