From Now Until Then: How the World Will Change in the next 10 Years
23 FEB 2017
What will the world look like in 10 years? That was the topic of discussion when Sebastian Rassmann, head of CoE Inspiration of TRENDONE came to speak at the February’s Innovators’ Club.
What will the world look like in 10 years? That was the topic of discussion when Sebastian Rassmann, head of CoE Inspiration of TRENDONE came to speak at the February’s Innovators’ Club. He and 110 attendees closed their eyes and tried to picture where our innovations will take us in the near future. Our reality and our daily functions have already been so changed by the introduction of technology that it is hard to imagine a world without it, but can you picture a world with even more advanced features and an even blurrier line between what is digital and what is real?
A future with a Connected Everything is on the horizon. The Internet of Things has been a hot topic for years now, but the technology is finally catching up with the concept and exceeding it. We have had smart refrigerators and water filters, but there is much more potential to tap into. Pill bottles that remind you take your medicine, workplaces that self-monitor projects, sensors that water plants—these are all projects that are currently being developed. The concept of the Human 2.0 is the idea of improving the human body, and maximizing our potential through digital processes. These include suits that improve mobility for the weak and elderly. An Israeli startup has developed nanobots controlled by brain activity that can administer medication. The next ten years will see an incredible acceleration in advancement. By 2020, there will be 25 billion devices connected to the internet, including smart shoes. In the next 10 years, more than 14.4 million US employees will be required to use AR glasses for work. 6 million Amazon Echos have been sold already. Many manual tasks will be replaced with automation in the next few years and we must stay ahead of that wave.
“Innovation is the doing of new things,” and “the doing of things that are already done, in a new way!”
Our next step in development is deeply digital, but it is also strongly tied to all our past achievements. After this intriguing keynote, many visitors took the chance to network and try out the Virtual Reality glasses and talk to Nao, the robot. All in all, the Innovators’ Club is an unique platform for internal and external guests to meet up and discuss innovative fields. Here’s the link to download Sebastian Rassmann’s exclusive handout. Additionally, you can access TRENDONE´s trendexplorer, an overview on emerging trends and technologies for free right here. The access is limited to one month and will expire afterwards. Take the chance to dive into important micro and mega trends!