We asked selected technology companies Pioneer 2020 for their views on how technology will change in the next five years. From quantum computers to the growing popularity of 5G technology and long-term cancer management, we’ll show you their predictions for the near future.
1. AI (artificial intelligence) manufacturing optimization
Today’s world, backed by paper and pencil management, luck, large-scale global movement, and an opaque supply chain, wastes a lot of energy, material, and time. Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, it has become impossible to move between countries and regions for a long time.
So companies that design and manufacture products start from the production line and collect product and process data throughout the supply chain. We will rapidly adopt cloud-based technology that aggregates, intelligently transforms, and sends out on the fly.
By 2025, this data ubiquitous stream and the intelligent algorithms that process it will enable constant optimization to improve output and quality on the production line, resulting in maximum overall manufacturing waste.
It is expected to be reduced by 50%. As a result, we will be able to get higher quality products faster, cheaper and in an environmentally friendly way.
2. Extensive energy transformation
By 2025, the carbon footprint will be considered socially unacceptable, as it is today’s drunk driving. The pandemic of the new coronavirus will bring public attention to our way of life, our health, and our actions to face threats to the future.
That interest will drive changes in government policy and behavior, and the world will also pay more attention to its carbon footprint. Individuals, businesses, and nations seek the fastest and least costly way to achieve “net-zero” to eliminate their carbon footprint.
The future of sustainable net-zero will be built by a wide range of energy transformations that will significantly reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and the birth of a large carbon management industry that captures, uses, and removes carbon dioxide.
As every new technology seeks to reduce and eliminate global carbon dioxide emissions, it will create a wave of innovation that is on par with the industrial and digital revolutions of the past.
3. A new era of computing
By 2025, quantum computing will be out of its infancy and first-generation commercial devices will be used to tackle key real-world challenges. One of the main uses of computers in this new era is the simulation of complex chemical reactions.
This is a powerful tool that opens new avenues for new drug development. Quantum chemistry calculations can also be used to create new materials with specific characteristics, for example in the automotive industry, to create better catalysts for controlling emissions and combating climate change.
Currently, the mainstream method for developing pharmaceuticals and high-performance materials is to make and try them. It takes time and money to start over. Quantum computers, which contribute significantly to shortening product development cycles and reducing R & D costs, will change this situation in no time.
4. Medical paradigm shift to prevention by eating habits
By 2025, the healthcare system will focus on a more preventative approach to health. The science behind the benefits of a vegetable-centric. A nutritious diet is a leap in the knowledge of how AI and systems biology technology work on specific parts of the human body. What effects it produces.
It will be elucidated one after another by developing it. After the 2020 pandemic, consumers will become more and more aware of the importance of basic health and will increasingly seek healthier foods that boost their natural immunity.
Armed with a deeper understanding of nutrition, the global food industry can meet its demand by offering a variety of products to support ideal health. For a more resilient life, the healthcare industry encourages people to take care of their own health in order to promote understanding of plants on earth and reduce unsustainable sacrifices. Will be.
5. Strengthen the world economy and save lives 5G
Delivery services grew rapidly as operators such as Amazon and Instacart met the demand for same-day delivery, but the services were still limited. However, with the spread of 5G networks and autonomous bots that work directly with them, it will be possible to deliver goods safely within a few hours.
WiFi cannot meet the demand for such a large capacity. Refraining from going out has shifted business and school lessons to video conferencing, and poor network quality has become a problem. Low-latency 5G networks solve this reliability problem and enable services that require more capacity, such as telemedicine, remote surgery, and ER services. It also offsets the cost of companies migrating to economic-accelerating technologies such as smart factories, real-time monitoring, and edge computing for content-intensive, real-time processing. 5G private networks will enable these and transform the mobile services economy.
6. New Normal for Cancer Management
Technology drives data, data catalyzes knowledge, and knowledge creates power. In the future world, cancer will be managed like any other chronic health disorder. You will be able to pinpoint what will happen and overcome it.
In other words, it is a new normal for cancer management. Diagnostic techniques such as genome sequence analysis and liquid biopsy have evolved to make testing easier, more accurate, and ideally more affordable. Prophylactic screening will be possible sooner. Early detection and intervention of many types of cancer not only save lives, but also reduce the financial and psychological burden of late detection.
In addition, technology advances therapeutic innovation. Gene editing and immunotherapy, which have few side effects, will make further progress. With advances in both early screening and treatment, cancer is no longer a cursed disease feared by people.
Robotics has been active in many industries, but some areas, such as grocery sales, have remained largely untouched. The grocery retail sector will change dramatically with the use of a new robot called “micro fulfillment.”
In contrast to traditional methods of using robots upstream in the supply chain, using robots downstream at the “hyperlocal” level has transformed the $ 5 trillion industries with its 100-year history. Stakeholders will experience major changes. As retailers become many times more productive, the online grocery business will also bring positive and engaging returns that are not present.
This technology also broadens access to food and improves overall speed, availability, and price, as well as consumer offerings. Micro fulfillment centers can also be located at existing (typically less productive) store-level locations, saving 5-10% on operating costs compared to physical stores. We predict that the value of going online will be equally great for both retailers and consumers.
8. Ambiguity of physical and virtual spaces
One of the lessons this pandemic has taught us is how important technology is to maintain and promote communication. Not just for the purpose of doing work. But for building a true connection.
Over the next few years, AI technology will further accelerate this progress by connecting people at a human level. And making them feel close to each other even when they are physically separate.
The line between physical and virtual space will be forever blurr. From SXSW to the Glastonbury Festival, many global events may go beyond just live streaming to full digitalization, offering the exact same experience of being there.
However, it is not enough to provide these services. Data privacy must be a top priority in order to earn the trust of consumers. When the pandemic of the new coronavirus began, the news raised many security concerns of video conferencing companies.
This concern has not been resolved. As digital connectivity advances, no service is allowed to provide users with a lack of complete transparency and data control.
9. From medical institution-centered to individual-centered medical care
By 2025, the boundaries between culture, IT, and health will be blurred. Engineering biology, machine learning, and the sharing economy will build a framework. To decentralize the medical system and shift from medical institutions to individuals.
Backed by AI evolution and new supply chain mechanisms. Engineering biology provides simple, low-cost testing for individuals everywhere in the world. Providing real-time patient data. You need to get it.
As a result, only the most severe cases require treatment one step ahead, reducing morbidity, mortality & cost of treatment for acute illnesses. Such as infectious diseases. Fewer infect people need to be hospitalize. Epidemiology changes dramatically, and the burden on the healthcare system is reduce. And the lower cost of diagnosis shifts costs and authority to the individual. Resulting in cost savings and improved quality of treatment, as well as the cost-efficiency of treatment.
The previously inseparable links between health, socio-economic status, and quality of life begin to unravel. And the tensions that existed by considering health = access to medical institutions disappear.
From routine care to pandemics. These convergence technologies (the ones that converge science and technology from two or more different disciplines. To achieve a particular purpose) change socio-economic factors around the world. It will ease many difficulties with people’s health.
10. DE-carbonization of high carbon industry by machine learning and AI
Over the next five years, carbon-intensive industries will see dramatic reductions in their carbon footprint. By using machine learning and AI technology.
In the past, in the manufacturing industry and the oil and gas industry. Efforts to decarbonize tend to be a delay, due to the difficulty of maintaining productivity and profitability. However, climate change, regulatory pressures, and dramatic market fluctuations are demanding change in these industries as well.
For example, oil and gas companies and industrial manufacturers are concerned. That regulators are demanding significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions over the next few years.
These industries will take a similar approach to the technology-based efforts. Those were essential for DE-carbonization in the areas of transportation and construction. By expanding digital transformation. Even in fields with high carbon emissions.
We will use real-time and highly accurate data from innumerable connected devices and use advanced technologies. Such as AI and machine learning to efficiently and actively reduce emissions. It will allow you to reduce your carbon footprint.