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Megatrends for this decade XXIV

16. Cellular Agriculture Meat provides much more calories than a vegetarian diet and this is somehow “coded” in our brain that steer us towards a meat based diet. However, meat is more expensive on the environment (since it is at the end of the food chain and -again the second …

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Megatrends for this decade XXIII

15. Disruption of Advertising As offer variety exploded customers got the upper hand, they had a choice. Hence, products and service offer had to  compete to get customer interest. Whilst it is true that advertisement can be traced back in millennia, the modern advertisement goes back less than 200 years …

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Megatrends for this decade XXII

14. Sense and Know anything, anytime, anywhere This Megatrend is about the never ending explosion of knowledge. This looks like a very recent phenomena, however, if we go back in time and take a broad view we can realize that the growth of knowledge has characterized not just our history …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXI

A circular economy representation having in the central part the value adding chain (component production, final product manufacturing/assembling and service creation, on the right end side the usage part including all life extending activity and eventually the parts recycling. On the left hand side the use of waste and its …

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Megatrends for this decade – XX

f) build/customise as you use The flexibility of manufacturing and the softwarization of functionalities result in a broad range of adaptations for most products. If you want to think at something you already own, think about your laptop. You had the choice of the chip type (how many cores, the …

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Megatrends for this decade – XIX

e) Instant delivery Logistic chains are one of the marvel of today’s world. They work (most of the times) seamlessly and are so effective that you can get your delivery within a single working day (it does not work for any place and for any type of goods but I …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVIII

d) Servitization The transformation of products into services is not new. Several verticals have experimented new biz models aiming at generating continuous revenues by delivering services rather than selling a product. Digitalisation creates data, the orchestration of an ecosystem exploits them, often leading to the creation of more data. In …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVII

c) On-demand production The efficiency of the distribution chains coupled with the flexibility of production lines have made possible an amazing change in the production processes and in the relation with the market (and with the end customer). Just two decades ago when buying a car you would have been …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVI

b) design through Digital Twins Digital Twins have become an integral part of the manufacturing process, being used both as a tool and as a mirror of the product being manufactured. Actually, several companies are now starting to use digital twins in the design phase and in doing so they …

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Megatrends for this decade – XV

a) Design of raw material Humankind discovered the first alloy long, long time ago. Historians place the date somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago. In the current Iran/India area our ancestors were using copper and discovered that smelting certain copper ore, like Olivenite and Tennantite resulted in a stronger …

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