From meatless meats to digital twins, the latest “emerging trends” identified by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. include technologies and investing strategies that have been around for a while.
“What happens when everything old becomes new again?” the bank asked Wednesday in the second edition of its “Outsiders” series, meant to help investors “separate the hype from reality.”
Some items on the list are more familiar than others. The full eight are: facial recognition, esports, digital twins, meatless meats, quantum computing, ethereum, alternative risk premium and special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs.
“Facial recognition technology dates back to the 1960s, veggie burgers have been a meat alternative for decades and gaming made headlines in 1980 with Atari’s National Space Invaders tournament,” the Goldman team, led by Robert Boroujerdi, wrote. “Digital Twins were used in NASA’s space exploration days, academics have spent decades…