What do you think the future holds for our everyday lives?

 

Hang on, that’s a bit of an unmanageable question. Let’s give you a timeframe, something to work from.

 

Let’s say, instead of thinking about the future, you think about the next 20 years. No, let’s break it down even more. Picture the next 10 years (or 2030 to be exact).

 

That’s exactly what the World Economic Forum did in 2017. They have looked into their crystal balls (and gargantuan amounts of data from their survey Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact) and seen what could be. Essentially, everything we know gets that bit more tech-heavy and that bit more efficient.

 

Ultimately, screens are out and Light Field Displays are in. Say goodbye to TV’s (and ipads, phone screens) and hello to 4D entertainment.  These next-gen displays will  be designed to project images directly onto your eyes’ retinas, and will be probably be in the same of something that looks similar to sunglasses.  This will cause the consumer electronics industry to completely reinvent itself.

We also get seriously connected. Wearable technology becomes the next front page of Vogue, with 10% of people wearing clothes that connect to the internet. That may very well mean no more sizing fiascos (ladies, the gods have heard us).

 

Now, artificial intelligence is quite a common thing even by today’s standards. Looking at you Google and Alexa. Yet, by 2030, they could be everywhere. Truly everywhere. WEF predicts that there could be robotic pharmacists and even AI machines on boards of directors.

Economies will be encouraged to embrace change, and those that prosper will be the early adopters of new science and technology.  Many of our customers are already encouraging this, with smart farming, household devices connected to the internet and much more.

And what about us? Well, we always try to focus on being the best we can be. And who knows, 2030 might just be our year.

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