There are probably more annual technology trends and predictions lists than any other category. Below is our synthesis of the lists we've read, including links back to the various sources.
1. Wearable Computing - is on most lists, mostly due to the expected release of the Apple smartwatch. But while consumer uses of wearables is getting most of the press - The Telegraph has even declared 2015 the year of the smart bra - we agree with Forrester Research that business applications of wearable computing will drive its adoption over the next couple of years.
2. Cloud Computing - in one form or another is on pretty much every technology prediction list this year - including our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015 list.
3. Mobile Computing - is also on almost all the technology trends lists and Singularity University considers it the megatrend of the decade.
4. Robots and/or Artificial Intelligence - most of these predictions are a continuation of the "rage against the machines" theme that has been around now for several years. Mashable covers both in their 2015 tech predictions list.
5. The Internet of Things - first starting showing up on these lists over a decade ago. 2015 is widely being declared as the year of the Internet of Things - but so was 2014.
6. Flexible Displays - we were a bit surprised by how many lists flexible displays showed up on. Gamer site Load the Game has a nice description of this technology on their 2015 trends list.
7. The Connected Car- is on a lot of lists and ZD Net even has an entire trends list dedicated to the connected car.
8. Privacy/Security - is another trend that's on our 2015 list as well as many others.
9. Virtual Reality - shows up on a lot of lists mostly because the much anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted display is expected to finally hit stores in 2015. Discovery, which has one of the more interesting 2015 tech trends lists, covers this quite nicely.
10: 3D Printing - one of the most hyped technologies of the past 5 years, many prognosticators think 2015 may finally be the year 3D Printing moves to the mainstream.