To me, it seems tech as a whole has come to a place where no one person could truly keep up with all of the advancements being made. Granted, people who get to call themselves futurists or technologists most likely can, but those of us with day jobs may be a bit preoccupied.
The flip side of that is that I don't think it is all that important to know each and everything that is being pushed forward. What I have always encouraged our team in is to have an understanding what the capabilities are. You don't always have to know exactly how everything works and what button moves what pieces, but you do have to know the possibilities.
The advancement of tech is the advancement of possibilities. When you know what is possible, you are able to dream bigger, brainstorm smarter, and make connections that you otherwise would have missed. Worse - you could accidentally take the long way around on something when there was a lot of time to be saved.
That is what this issue is - some notes on possibilities. Hopefully you get a chance to expand your mind.