What Will Technology Be Like in 2030?
We are living in a time where technology has the power to change everything. Autonomous vehicles are a reality today and are undergoing trial phases at all car companies, including Elon Musk’s Tesla. With these improvements in the works, the future is exciting! However, we must remain cautious and prepare ourselves for the future of our society. It may seem too soon to imagine what the world will be like in 2030, but there are already signs of what will be possible by 2030.
Artificial intelligence will continue to grow, and the use of machine learning algorithms will become increasingly important in a wide variety of industries. Companies such as Google and Amazon are already using machine learning to create virtual agents, which can respond to customer inquiries through email or chatbots on their company websites. These systems use algorithms to learn from large volumes of data and adapt to specific circumstances and needs. Eventually, these machines could even be trained to perform business-management tasks.
Today, Walmart is implementing artificial intelligence in order to optimize inventory and supply chains. Monsanto is using artificial intelligence to identify promising molecules in bioengineering. John Deere expects to use AI to reduce the volume of chemical spraying on farms, while Devon Energy is using AI to guide drilling gears. By 2030, almost every enterprise will have some form of AI technology in place. As the amount of data grows, businesses will be able to extract value from the vast ocean of data.
By 2030, self-driving cars will probably be widely used.
In addition, flying vehicles will likely debut, and the proliferation of drones will increase. Of course, the proliferation of these technologies could be for good or for evil, depending on their intentions. In 2030, the potential impact of AI on human life will be immense. The advent of AI will change the landscape of our society. Millennials have been using the internet for over a decade. They are also used to a connected and automated lifestyle.
Lux Research has published a report, “Will 3D Printing Replace Conventional Manufacturing?” in which it highlights market size and projected growth by application and material. Lux Research’s Anthony Schiavo, a research director, says that 3D printing has many benefits, including customization, personalization, and the ability to produce complex geometries. These benefits are all contributing to the technology’s growth. Read the report to find out how 3D printing will change manufacturing in 2030.
In 2030, the government of Dubai expects 3D printing to produce 25% of all buildings. However, that seems farfetched, considering the city’s constantly changing weather. One example is Arconic, a project led by Cazza Technologies’ Chris Kesley. Kesley hopes to introduce a 3D-printed skyscraper that will absorb smog to combat air pollution. Ultimately, he hopes to achieve these goals.
In the next 20 years, the metal 3D printing industry
will reach specific milestones. It will be ubiquitous in key vertical segments, and its prevalence will transform the service segment of industries. By 2030, metal 3D printing will create disruptive and qualitatively better products. Startup companies are disrupting industries like power generation, oil/gas, and aviation. It will lower the barrier to entry. Eventually, the technology will become the standard in all industries.
The future of 3D printing looks bright. As 3D printers become more advanced, their applications will be much broader and more varied. Consumers will interact daily with 3D-printed products. In 2030, the consumer will not only purchase a product, but will also use it. In the meantime, 3D printing will have become commonplace. The potential for individualized design is endless. So, what’s next for 3D printing?
Artificial intelligence (AI) will have many uses in 2030. Its capabilities vary, depending on the deployment. For example, AI systems that mimic human characteristics will continue to grow in popularity. In addition, data-driven products and human-safe robotic platforms will also rise. In addition, traditional forms of AI will come back into vogue. Researchers will realize that end-to-end deep learning approaches are not robust enough to address all AI use cases.
Another significant change is the type of computing power that drives AI. Instead of using graphics processing units (GPU), AI systems will shift to Application-Specific Integrated Circuits, or ASICs. These new chips can process more data, but they also require less power than traditional CPUs. Google, for example, is developing an ASIC known as a tensor processing unit. This ASIC is being developed specifically for the cloud.
Similarly, advanced wearable technologies will be able to read facial expressions and sync them with AI. As a result, customers will experience seamless transitions between physical and virtual environments. Insurers will need to invest in customer experience teams to understand how AI will transform their business. Further, a limited-scale pilot of IoT is unlikely to yield the insights insurers need. They need to understand the ecosystem at large scale to ensure a successful future.
If we were to look at Blockchain technology in 2030, we would see it in many different applications: payment services, financial inclusion, cross-border payments, and remittances. Applications in identity management include personal IDs, certificates, and professional credentials, helping to prevent and combat fraud. Blockchain’s applications in contracts and customer engagement include loyalty programmes, dispute resolution, and financial inclusion. However, the success of these applications depends on a supportive policy environment and an ecosystem that promotes the adoption of this technology.
While the use of Blockchain technology is becoming increasingly prevalent, many challenges and costs remain to be addressed. For example, industry participants involved in blockchain research are increasingly patenting blockchain-related technologies. This could potentially leave them vulnerable to legal challenges and prevent new firms from entering the market. Other issues related to regulatory agencies may prevent blockchain adoption, including the lack of clarity and understanding of current regulations. Therefore, it is important to work with regulatory agencies to test blockchain capabilities and make necessary changes to comply with the existing rules and regulations.
In 2030, blockchain-based tokens will outnumber
trillion-dollar companies. Currently, the race among the most valued companies in the world is between Apple, Microsoft, and Google. Blockchain will transform digital businesses and increase their value in the stock market. Blockchain technology will eliminate the middleman and cut costs, while supporting decentralized ecosystems of entities and storing information in a single, immutable ledger. It will also allow instantaneous payment settlement.
Using a 3-D printer, GO Wheelchair’s designers have created the first consumer 3D-printed wheelchair. This is the first project under Layer’s research division, which allows for experiments in both digital and physical products. The team interviewed wheelchair users and medical professionals to create a wheelchair that was more human-centred. The GO Wheelchair is expected to be available to consumers by 2030. It is currently in prototype stage.
Currently, wheelchairs feel mechanical and clinical. But an industrial designer in Britain is hoping to change all of that. The Layer agency is using 3-D digital data to create bespoke wheelchairs that are tailored to a person’s body shape, weight, disability, and lifestyle. In addition to a custom-fit wheelchair, the materials used for a 3D-printed wheelchair will help absorb shocks, while ensuring the perfect center of gravity.
The design of a wheelchair hasn’t changed much in nearly four decades. While some designs have been made smaller, lighter, and more compact, the overall look has remained largely unchanged. In fact, a 3D-printed wheelchair has already won the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, a global competition run by Toyota. The winning design, by Andrew Slorance, is meant to tackle typical problems faced by wheelchair users.
Internet of senses-based services
In a recent survey, researchers from Ericsson found that 68% of consumers are interested in using at least one of the Internet of Senses-based services by 2030. The study surveyed 7,608 consumers worldwide, and found that 81% were at least somewhat open to the concept. But how will people use this technology? What do consumers want from an Internet of Senses service? Here are some tips for developers and consumers alike.
Increasing the realism of training simulators is one of the most obvious applications for Internet of Senses technology. By allowing users to see, touch, and hear in a virtual environment, training simulators can accurately replicate real-world situations and provide a more realistic simulation. Using sensory feedback, virtual and physical environments can be seamlessly integrated, and users can be more engaged with the experience. The technology can also help train employees in a more realistic environment.
Increasingly connected devices and smart systems
will drive adoption of the Internet of Senses, says Ericsson ConsumerLab’s report. 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Automation will empower the Internet of Senses. In 2030, screen-based experiences will be competing with multisensory experiences. And the global climate crisis and the need to minimize the impact of technology on the environment will help drive the market for Internet of Senses services.