We are in the middle of global disruption due to online and mobile technologies, big data, and the rise of crowdsourcing and funding. But what emerging technologies are on the horizon and what do they mean for fundraisers and the nonprofits they serve? Beth Kanter looks to the future.

We’re now living in a world where robots, drones, bots, AI, and self-driving cars will soon be more widely adopted. You might think it’s all science fiction and fantasy, but self- driving cars are being road tested by driving services, Uber and Lyft, in Silicon Valley and beyond. Experts predict that by 2021 many car manufacturers will have self-driving cars in their product lines.

What comes next might even scare some of us. Technology will be merged or implanted in human bodies. For example, think about swallowing a micro medical device that can send a report back to your doctor, or having your Fitbit implanted in your body so you don’t lose it. The age of cyborgs will be upon us in…

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