Your business in 2030
It may seem premature to start thinking about 2030 in the middle of 2020, but if you look at the speed of technological progress, we are already a little late in doing so. Digital developments will accelerate over the next decade. Here are three predictions of what your business will be up to in 2030.
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Everyone has supercomputers
Gordon Moore, one of the founders of chip factory Intel, predicted in 1965 that the technical capacity of computers would double every two years. This prediction has proven itself over the past 55 years and is now considered Moore's Law. It is said that Moore's Law will one day reach a physical limit, but new technologies, such as quantum computing, will continue to enable further growth. According to Google, the quantum computer will take only 200 seconds to perform a calculation where a current supercomputer takes 10,000 years.
Going by Moore's Law and Google's predictions, by 2030 we will be using small affordable supercomputers on a daily basis. These supercomputers can perform complex tasks with extremely large amounts of data in a fraction of a second. Useful for, say, personal behavioural prediction customer experience or a comprehensive risk analysis. We cannot yet imagine the capacity of these supercomputers. We can, however, make sure we already collect and digitise as much data as possible.
We live in multiple realities
In 2030, we will probably be living in multiple realities. We will see the emergence of VR, AR and MR already all around us, but it does not yet play a role in our daily lives. This will soon change in the next ten years. Next year, Facebook will launch the virtual world Horizon in cooperation with Oculus. You can enter this world from your living room to meet friends all over the world. Horizon is just a hint of the many VR worlds that will be developed. Apart from VR, it will also be possible to mix and match these virtual worlds in our own reality. For example, you can enrich your interior with virtual art or as a avatar having coffee with friends abroad. The possibilities are endless.
For business, multiple realities mean that in 2030 there will be more worlds to advertise in and virtual goods or services. It may seem like a distant future, but the first steps into the virtual future can already be taken now.
A.I. provides a productivity explosion
AI is an umbrella term for self-learning smart software that can learn and optimise any routine task. There is a high probability that a large part of all work will be taken over by AI in the coming years. We already see many examples of AI around us, such as chatbots, image recognition or the self-driving cars. These technologies will continue to evolve and could easily take over entire customer service, security or transportation in a while.
This adoption is somewhat overwhelming and can sound like a threat to many companies. To prevent the rise of AI from turning against you, it is better to make it work for you. A company that embraces AI can create an explosion of productivity. As processes and tasks are performed extremely quickly and automatically while being optimised, a company can scale up massively.
Do you want your company futureproof and take the first steps into the future? SevenLab offers workshops to discover the opportunities for digital innovation. Our experts develop this into working software with happy end users. Feel free to contact us!
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