According to Wikipedia, the future is the time after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the law of physics. Well, here we are not going to talk about the laws of physics but instead about the technological events that will happen in this decade.
As we know, sometimes the future is uncertain. Over the years, predictions have been made about the future. According to experts in different fields of endeavours, predictions have been made about this decade. For now, this is how we see the future.
Google scientists announced in October 2019 that they have achieved quantum supremacy. The phrase quantum supremacy was coined by physicist John Preskill and it refers to the use of a quantum computer to make a calculation much faster than we know how to do it even with the fastest supercomputers available. Quantum computers are complicated and fragile machines that will one day work alongside todays computers and supercomputers. It is worth noting that they won’t be ready in the next ten years, but within this decay a significant advancement will be achieved.
Will artificial intelligence destroy the human race in the next decade? We don't know. What's for sure is that AI will play an increasing role in our lives. The change will be gradual, according to Dan Pitchford, co-founder of AI Business, but it will also be profound. "In ten years' time we will likely be living and working in a way that has AI organically embedded within all aspects of our lives," he says.
We need to get used to the idea of things doing stuff for themselves. That means robots, drones, vehicles and appliances. And it means more than just a machine being programmed to do things – AI will allow machines to interact with their surroundings and with people. According to Gartner research, these ‘autonomous things’ will increasingly be deployed in uncontrolled public spaces. And we may see them acting collaboratively in swarms on the factory floor or working together in the delivery market: an autonomous delivery vehicle could move goods to the target area, and then robots and drones on board the vehicle could affect the final delivery.
The arrival of 5G and its potential benefits have well been documented. The less well-known phase of 5G technology is focused more on industrial applications. It is designed to improve 5G performance indoors, particularly in environments that have been historically challenging, such as buildings with metal shelving or conveyor belts. Gradually, over the next ten years, this will bring flexible, massive-scale connectivity to the world of manufacturing and logistics, further supporting the rise of Industry 4.0 and the smart factory.
Will you be replaced by a robot in the coming decade? Probably not. Will you find yourself working next to a robot? Possibly. According to McKinsey Global Institute, about 30 per cent of the activities in 60 per cent of all occupations could be automated. So-called ‘cobots’ are designed to physically interact safely with humans in a shared workspace. They’re relatively cheap and can be easily programmed to do a variety of tasks. We humans are likely to concentrate on more complex, creative stuff.
The first blockchain technology was introduced in the last decade. There were lots of hype, but it seemed to have stalled. Other than cryptocurrency making lots of money for some and allowing others to lose quite a lot, the technology seems to have had little effect on our daily lives. But with time, once all the elements of blockchain are fully developed and deployed, including tokenization and decentralization, it could well start to change our lives in a significant way.
The aim of linking the brains with computers will see a significant development in this decade. It is unlikely we will be communing with our computers in the 2020s, but other ways of augmenting our bodies with technologies may flourish, from chips embedded under our skin to good Google Glass, allowing us to see the world through data-aided eyes.
Overlaying digital information onto the real world has countless applications, from healthcare to real estate, and from entertainment to outdoor navigation, and its commercial potential seems equally limitless. This decade will see reality get more extended.
There are lots of technological advancements that will be made in this decade
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