The purpose of this exercise is to get the delegates think creatively about the future of technology. Invariably, people are affected by technology and many great ideas originate from people who are not necessarily working on the technical aspects of a new domain, but those who might simply see a need for something and think why a particular service or product has not already been made.
This creativity process benefits companies to become more innovative as they can use all their staff’s brain pool to get creative ideas.
This exercise is by design rather general. Based on your own specific domain you can focus the exercise on specific topics.