We live in an increasingly automated world. Key developments in information technology have the ability to alter the way we’ll live, do business, and shield ourselves leading up to the year 2030. In particular, automation will have a massive impact on the way we collect and process data, manufacture the products we use, and market our businesses.
By expediting performance, facilitating relationships, minimizing consumption of resources, and reducing the environmental impact of our businesses, these automated solutions will help people maximize their economic productivity and improve their quality of life.
Automation in Data Science
Solutions for storing and processing large quantities of information are providing increased opportunities for governments and businesses to know their customers better. While customers sometimes object to the collection of their information, the proliferation of these solutions is still a likely indication that an economic boom centered around data science is about to happen.
Social networking platforms help individuals to form online networks that facilitate the process of connecting businesses with new potential users and customers. Unsurprisingly, services are willingly integrating with these social platforms: in nearly any online business, you now have the option to log in via most of the social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and others.
This integration enables businesses to collect data that helps them better understand their customers’ behaviors, likes and dislikes, and demographics.
But with these conveniences and benefits comes some risk. While online social networking can enable collection of useful information and speed up many processes, it can also spread dangerous communications across the web with incredible speed.
Automation in Manufacturing
New manufacturing automation technologies have the potential to transform the way we work in both the developed and developing worlds.
Robotics are already in use today in a range of civil and military applications. Worldwide, more than 1.2m industrial robots are already in daily operation. Applications for non-industrial robots like robotic vacuums and lawn mowers are starting to proliferate, and the use of robotics will continue to increase in the coming years. With their enhanced cognitive capabilities, robotics are likely to be hugely disruptive to the current global supply chain system, as well as to the traditional job allocations along those supply chains…