It has to be finance! While technological progress has more or less impacted nearly every industry, I believe the financial sector has been the biggest beneficiary of that. Banks and other institutions have widely embraced tech that has optimized their operations and minimized their expense. The blockchain is the single most important example here. Authorities around the world are implementing this technology in making money transfer free and a matter of seconds.
So if you’re looking for long-term investment opportunities, the financial sector is your go-to. In the coming years, it will grow to new heights as more and more people adapt to digital payment and as cryptocurrencies come in the mainstream.
Other industries I am really looking forward to, in terms of their growth with the welcoming of automation and other advanced technology, are automobile, pharma, and agriculture. Yes, I believe tech has A LOT to offer in the agriculture sector—of developing countries, in particular. These industries are the safest bet according to me for an investor in the next 10 years.