From the moment we wake up, to the moment we go back to sleep, technology is everywhere. The highly digital life we live and the innovations in our technological world has become the new normal. According to The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), almost 50% of the world’s population uses the internet, with over 3.5 billion daily searches on Google and more than 570 new websites being launched every minute. Adding to that, over 90% of the world’s data has been created in just the last couple of years!
A recent report predict that the COVID-19 pandemic will bring the public’s attention on the need to take action to deal with threats to our health and to prevent outbreak of future pandemics. Public attention will drive government policy, with carbon footprint becoming a subject of worldwide concern. Individuals, companies and countries will seek the quickest and most affordable ways to elimination of their carbon footprint. The creation of a sustainable, net-zero future will create energy transformation that significantly reduces the world’s carbon emissions. The report suggests that in just a few years the carbon management industry is going to emerge as one of the largest industries in the world, which will cause more and more players entering the market, thus creating rapid growth towards a sustainable planet.
By 2025, quantum computing will be able tackle meaningful, real-world problems. One major application of this new kind of computer will be the simulation of complex chemical reactions, a powerful tool that opens up new possibilities in drug development. Right now, the development of pharmaceuticals depends massively on trial and error, and a time-consuming and terribly expensive process. Quantum computers may soon be able to change this.
Of cause with this rapid evolution of technology, it makes perfect sense why most people are concerned. But the fear we developed from Hollywood films where artificial intelligence will outsmart humans and take over the world, is most likely not going to happen. Rather than viewing digital disruption as worrisome and challenging, we should be embracing the uncertainty and advances in new technologies, data analytics and artificial intelligence will bring that will benefit billions of people in healthcare and better lifestyle and living conditions for those who are deprived of that at the moment.
These days the biggest threat to humans in the digital world is cybercrime and hacking. Privacy is a topic that is being more and more popular by the day. Individuals and companies are working hard to counter the issue of hacking by working on years of research to enhance cybersecurity that will protect people from any potential danger.
With data growing faster than ever before, the future of technology is even more interesting than what is happening now. We’re just at the beginning of a revolution that will touch every life on this planet.