The financial sector is practically as old as humanity itself.  Currency and value are intrinsically connected to modern society, and historical attempts to undo this tie have failed.  While the sector is frequently mired in crises, it has shown surprising resilience from being displaced by other paradigms.  Rapid advances and dissemination of emerging technology, however, promises to upend many characteristics we take for granted.

This visualization attempts to gauge the technological readiness of the financial industry as a whole.  While looking at trends that are likely to influence the very notion of value in the coming decades, we try to establish a baseline of whether organizations are paying enough attention to the imminent changes that will define the future of society or if they are running the risk of letting accelerating change vanquish existing business models.

Envisioning Financial Technologies

Source: Envisioning Technology