10 Emerging Technologies that will be a reality in 2025
Concern for the environment, health, or personal relationships focus the evolution for the coming years
The unstoppable advance of technological developments has been reinforced in recent months by the needs created due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. In the coming years, exponential growth is expected in the application of new technologies that make life easier for professionals, students, seniors, companies, or public institutions.
In this sense, the digital development consultancy Syntonize has compiled the ten technologies with the longest development path for the next five years to make our lives easier even if crises similar to the one experienced this year arise:
1. Production optimized by Artificial Intelligence:
Continuing with the management of world production through paper and pencil is not viable. This only leads to deficiencies and unnecessary waste of materials and time. Businesses are rapidly adopting cloud-based technologies, mainly due to the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, they can intelligently aggregate, transform, and contextually present product and process data from manufacturing lines. By 2025, this ubiquitous flow of data and the smart algorithms that combine it will allow manufacturing lines to be continually optimized, especially at the highest levels of production and product quality. This can reduce total waste in manufacturing by up to 50%. As a result, we will enjoy higher quality products, produced faster and at a lower cost for our pockets and the environment.
2. Long-range renewable energies:
In 2025, the carbon footprint will be considered socially unacceptable. The pandemic has focused attention on the need to take action against threats to our way of life, our health, and our future. People, companies, and countries will seek the fastest and most affordable ways to achieve net-zero emissions, that is, the elimination of their carbon footprint. This will be achieved through a far-reaching energy transformation that significantly reduces emissions. A massive carbon management industry will also emerge to capture, use, and remove carbon dioxide, unleashing a wave of innovation comparable to the industrial and digital revolutions of the past.
3. Quantum Computers:
By 2025, quantum computers will officially land on the market. Through them, we will be able to tackle much more complex problems, such as complex chemical reactions, which will facilitate research and medical application. Quantum calculations will help to design materials with properties never before thought of. For example, better catalysts for the automotive industry, with which to reduce emissions.
4. Health prevention through food:
Health care systems will adopt more preventive health approaches by 2025 based primarily on the science behind the health benefits of diets rich in plant nutrients. This trend will be enabled by technologies based on Artificial Intelligence through systems biology, which exponentially increases our understanding of the role of specific dietary phytonutrients in specific human health and their functional outcomes. With a much deeper understanding of nutrition, the global food industry can offer a broader range of product options to support optimal health outcomes.
5. 5G will improve the global economy and save lives:
Wi-Fi cannot be scaled to meet the demands for higher capacity. Confinement has caused a very significant growth in the use of videoconferencing by companies and educational centres, primarily through low-quality networks. Low latency 5G networks would solve this lack of network reliability and even allow more high-capacity services, such as telehealth, telesurgery, or emergency services. Businesses can offset the high cost of mobility with activities that drive the economy, including smart factories, real-time tracking, and resource-intensive real-time edge computing services that are only possible with networks of high capacity like 5G.
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6. The new standard in the face of cancer:
Technology powers data, data catalyzes knowledge and knowledge enables empowerment. In the nearest future, cancer will be managed like any chronic health condition. We will be able to accurately identify what we may face and be able to overcome it. Early detection and intervention for common types of cancer will not only save lives but reduce the financial and emotional burden of late discovery. In the same way, we will experience a revolution in treatment driven by technology. Gene editing and immunotherapy with fewer side effects will have come a long way.
7. Breaking the virtual-real barrier:
The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has shown us how important technology is to maintain and facilitate communication, not only for work purposes but, above all, to build real emotional connections. In the coming years, we may see this progress accelerate, with artificial intelligence technologies created to connect people on a human level and bring them closer to each other, even when they are physically apart. The line between physical and virtual space will be erased forever.
8. Remitting climate change:
An expansion of negative emission technologies, such as carbon dioxide removal, will remove climate-relevant amounts of CO2 from the air. This will be necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 ° C. While humanity will do its best to stop emitting more carbon into the atmosphere, it will also do its best to remove historic CO2 from the air permanently.
9. Understand the microscopic secrets hidden in surfaces:
Every surface on Earth carries confidential information that will be essential to prevent pandemic-related crises, both now and in the future. The built environment, where humans spend 90% of their lives, is loaded with natural microbiomes made up of bacterial, fungal, and viral ecosystems. Technology that accelerates our ability to rapidly sample, digitize, and interpret microbiome data will transform our understanding of how pathogens spread.
10. Privacy will be pervasive and prioritized:
Despite the accelerating regulatory environments that we have seen emerge in recent years, we are now only seeing the tip of the privacy iceberg. Within five years, privacy and data-centric security will have reached commodity status. Consumers’ ability to protect and control sensitive data assets will be viewed as the rule rather than the exception. Privacy Enhancement Technologies (PET) will be a technology category of their own and will become a fundamental element of the company’s privacy and security strategies. Businesses will adopt a data-centric approach to security with the flexibility to adapt to regional regulations and consumer expectations.
“That technology has changed the way we live and interact is a fact. However, we are still not aware of the potential uses of the technologies ”, says Juan Quintanilla, general director of Syntonize. “For example, by the year 2025, a true technological revolution is expected, especially focused on the bio-medical sector but also on human relationships between individuals at a distance, on the protection of the environment, or the protection of our data”.