If you want to get a read on what’s hot in the technology world these days, the #TechCrunch Disrupt conference, held this week in San Francisco, is a good place to start. According to a parade of big-name speakers, the industry trends drawing the most attention are self-driving cars, continued migration of private data centers to cloud services, and the dawn of a new age in augmented reality thanks to the Pokémon craze.

Get ready for a flood of self-driving cars on the roads

It was clear from the conference discussion that self-driving vehicles are no longer just a futuristic pipe dream. They are already in use thanks to Google and Tesla, and one entrepreneur has plans to even turn existing vehicles into autonomous transport.

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George 'Geohot' Hotz, best known to-date for unlocking the iPhone, announced that he will begin shipping a self-driving add-on called the Comma One by the end of this year. Priced at $999, the device attaches to the port that holds a car’s rear view mirror and, using a front facing camera and radar, will drive you wherever you need to go without needing to touch the accelerator, brake or steering wheel. Hotz cautioned that drivers should still be alert when using his new product. “Watch it like you would a student driver,” said Hotz. “Buy it and see…it’s cheap.”

Big players are continuing to move to the cloud

Evernote, the note-taking platform, announced this week that they would be migrating all of their data to #Google Cloud. This is no small feat, given that the popular application has stored an estimated five billion notes.

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Evernote’s decision to store their massive amount of data with Google provides further evidence that the days of large companies owning and maintaining their own data centers are numbered. “I don’t know why anyone would try to run their own data center today,” said Google’s Diane Greene, who made an appearance at the conference. “Everybody realizes they can be more secure in the cloud.”

Greene, a Silicon Valley veteran who co-founded VMware in 1998, strongly believes that continued migration of data and services to the cloud is the biggest transformation she has seen in her lengthy career. And she pointed out that cloud technology has been instrumental in advancing machine learning and artificial intelligence, two major areas of focus in the technology world today.

Pokémon Go introduced augmented reality to the world

Still looking a little shell shocked, Niantic Labs’ John Hanke took the stage to discuss his company’s plans for the continued roll out of Pokémon Go, the most profitable mobile game in history.

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According to Hanke, when the game debuted in July, the plan was to gradually roll it out to various markets around the globe over a period of six months to a year.

But when they had blown through the full capacity of their machine quota early in their U.S. introduction, Hanke realized he was going to have a problem. An emergency call to Google helped keep the popular game in business.

“It’s kind of hard to provision for 500 million downloads in two months,” said Hanke. “Things are calmer now.” The Niantic CEO also confirmed that the game will be coming to Android Wear, following recent news of its inclusion in the Apple Watch.

The game’s enormous popularity has also fueled renewed interest in augmented reality, the overlay of computer images in a real world setting. Hanke would not speculate on the plans of competitors, but a tidal wave of new augmented reality games is expected to arrive for the mobile platform in the months ahead. #Pokemon