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Megatrends for this decade – XIV

  13. Instant economy of Things The great change brought by the Industrial Revolution was the production of goods for an unknown customer. Think about it. Before the industrial revolution production was handled by artisans and they worked on demand. Their wares were manufactured based on customer’s specification, be that …

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Megatrends for this decade – XIII

12. Autonomous vehicles and flying cars There are already a number of autonomous vehicles, both self-driving cars and autonomous trucks. Additionally, there are several fully autonomous drones and a few airplanes flying in the sky. However, if we compare those numbers with the numbers of vehicles/planes we can see that …

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Megatrends for this decade – XII

11. Insurance: from “recovery after risk” to “prevention of risk” Today we insure our home, our car … ourselves from accidents and insurers evaluate the risk such accident may happen. To do that they are using statistics and more and more try to customise the risk evaluation to be as …

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Megatrends for this decade – XI

10. Globally abundant, cheap renewable energy The use of energy has been a trademark of humankind, from the taming of the fire to the invention of ways to harvest hydropower and wind-power (mills). Yet, form most part of human history the amount of energy used has been negligible. The industrial revolution …

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Megatrends for this decade – X

9. Living in a software “cocoon” Some of us have already achieved a familiarity with AI assistants, like Alexa, GoogleHome or Apple HomePod. The obvious evolution is towards an increased smartness of these assistants and, in turns, this will be leading to a “personalisation” of the interactions. Think about it: …

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Megatrends for this decade – IX

8. The coming age of AI-Human collaboration what iThis Megatrend is already affecting our life in many ways as well as affecting business. Think about talking to Alexa or Siri: you are actually bringing AI into your everyday life.  Pick up your phone and take a picture: AI is at …

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Megatrends for this decade – VIII

7. AI au pair with Human Intelligence 1956. This is the official starting point of the race to create an artificial intelligence that can match the human one.. Some 20 mathematicians and scientists brainstormed for 8 weeks to outline a path forward. The hope was to be able to create …

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Megatrends for this decade – VI

5. Augmented Reality and Spatial Web Augmented Reality has been around for several years now. Actually, Virtual Reality came first, the possibility of immersing oneself in a virtual world, but in the last few years the flanking of virtual and real has taken the upper hand in several business and, …

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Megatrends for this decade – IV

3. Increased lifespan Humankind lifespan has been stable, around 30 years was life expectancy for most part of the recorded history, probably less in the hundreds of thousands of years we have no written record. This relatively short life span didn’t mean that a few people couldn’t live longer, we …

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Megatrends for this decade – III

2. Global gigabit connectivity at ultra-low cost This megatrend is actually the convergence of three: “global”, “gigabit ” and “ultra-low cost”. The quest for coverage and for performance is nothing new, as a matter of fact. the novelty is in the “quality” and “quantity” foreseen by this trend. Connectivity has …

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