Unlocking Virtual Dimensions Report

Welcome

The challenges of climate change, pandemics, economic globalization and data sovereignty all demand new business approach and quick responses.

While most of these are bound by the physical world, technology-enabled virtual dimensions are revealing abundant opportunities for businesses to achieve growth.

Journey 2026 – Unlocking virtual dimensions considers the potential of new virtual ways to relate, conduct business and even exist. It will challenge business leaders to pursue virtual opportunities, and to understand and manage very real societal, ethical and economic risks that accompany the potential rewards.

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How should business leaders manage the societal, ethical and economic consequences of entering into new virtual ways of operating?

Unlock virtually limitless capabilities

Breakthrough technologies such as generative AI, quantum simulations, blockchain-based services are unlocking capabilities that transcend the experience of previous digital transformations.

Anticipating technology advances will help reframe your perceptions of digital and physical worlds.

Reimagine the boundaries of conventional wisdom

In virtual dimensions, virtual intelligence controls virtual resources (e.g., currencies, agents, gaming, communities, nations). They hold immense business value, but also alarming ethical concerns. They’re no place for old one-sided strategies.

Identify the benefits as well as the concerns to ensure you act not only as a business but as a responsible leader in society.

Get ready for 2026

Virtual evolutions have created a physical-digital divide that can only be bridged by stretching the boundaries of your business. This is the time to innovate a new path to fresh capabilities and reimagined boundaries.

Take physical actions to unlock your virtual business potential. Innovate today to thrive on your journey to 2026.

Emerging technologies, societal and business trends we anticipate will transform businesses by 2026

Stretching physical boundaries

Discover trends from industry and society pushing the boundaries of physical operations in new and disruptive ways.

Crossing the divide

Understand and anticipate the challenges of moving to an ever-more virtualized world.

New virtual paradigms

Explore some areas where new modes of operation, communication and value exchange redefine the art of the possible.

 

Atos Thought Leadership

About the Scientific Community

The Atos Scientific Community is a global network of more than 170 of the top scientists, engineers and forward thinkers from across Atos. It anticipates upcoming trends and technologies that will shape businesses and society in the years ahead to craft the company’s vision for the future.

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Journey 2026

Journey 2026 – Unlocking virtual dimensions considers the potential of new virtual ways to relate, conduct business and even exist. It will challenge business leaders to pursue virtual opportunities, and to understand and manage very real societal, ethical and economic risks that accompany the potential rewards.

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