New technologies: what to expect -or craindre- 2020

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In the first article, we reviewed what should be the new technology in 2015. This time, we will try to evoke our IT universe, not in a year but in 2020. An exercise both more attractive and riskier. Points will be counted in 5 years.

One certainty: this phone that leaves us more will really become our portfolio. This will not yet for 2015, but 80% of smartphone owners believe their mobile will be completely replaced their portfolio in 2020.

What is less known is that it could upset the banking world by the corporate control such as Apple, Google and Amazon on mobile wallets. All present themselves as ‘partners’ banks by providing a portfolio of smartphone measures. But in practice, this could especially be a takeover of Apple, Google and the other on banking ecosystem. There will probably first in a foreign confrontation (including China), but European banks must take it to the eye. Their enemies are the world’s leading IT brands.

This artificial intelligence that could one day rot our lives

In an interview with the BBC, the famous British physicist Stephen Hawking said that “the development of a completely artificial intelligence could mean the end of the human species.” For this, it uses a simple calculation. According to him, genetic engineering allow us to increase the complexity of our DNA in 18 years. But Moore’s Law reminds us that computers double their speed and memory capacity every 18 months. The deduced scientist risk of developing computer intelligence that would allow them to take control of humans. According to him, this planetary disaster (for us) is likely to occur in 1000 to 10 000 years. But, we will be well beyond 2020.

Robots are popular

For the first time, consumers seem willing to live in overcrowded robots. 64% of consumers believe that domestic robots will work in our homes in 2020. A scenario which is not ridiculous.

The European Commission has launched a program (SPARC) who wants to accelerate the development of civil robotics. 180 companies participating in this initiative that could create (at European level) 240 000 jobs. In 2020, the annual domestic robot market will be 60 billion euros. The Aibo dog will be made entirely obsolete.

Really intelligent digital cities

A few days ago a smartphone manufacturer installed near a bus stop in Brussels a public heater. To operate one minute, it was enough to send a tweet with the hashtag #tweetforheat. This may seem childish, but within 5 years, cities will become real ‘smart cities’ interconnected with traffic lights and street lights that adapt to traffic.

In Belgium, Energyville study (which was attended KUL) shows that the blackout could be avoided through a park appliances can automatically turn off if risk shedding. And this will be possible in less than 5 years. Simply (so to speak) the devices are interconnected by SIM cards. Mobistar, which has long been active in the Internet of Things said to have logged more than one million machines or objects (vending machines, vehicles), half of Belgium.

The Flemish Agency for roads and traffic uses the SIM cards in its signs along highways and in the panels ‘area 30′ around schools. Same for the Walloon water company that uses SIM cards to monitor the water levels and prevent flooding. This is also the case for Taxi companies. This allows you to order a vehicle via a smartphone without disturbing the driver. And we dare not mention the uber apps.

The Nespresso coffee machines installed in a professional environment also have a SIM card that calls the supplier when maintenance or repair is required.

All this is written in the stars, as 46% of smartphone owners say their children are already waiting that all objects are connected when they are older.

The annual report of Ericsson Consumer Lab ourselves for 2020 predicts the widespread sharing of the spirit. Nothing less than the development of a portable device “to communicate with others by thought.”. For those who believe, of course.

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