While hotels are starting to worry about the Airbnb and taxis about the Uber, new disruptive technologies never stop growing. From concepts that seemed abstract to reality: the future is here. A critical look at what is already happening and about what will happen in a few years is critical to the survival of the companies. The technology is ephemeral, and so there’s no doubts: updates are always required. With that in mind, here are 5 technologies that are already changing scenarios and promise to change far more:
The name of this technology is already self-explanatory, because it represents nothing less than the manifestation of the virtual world in the real one. Initially, virtual reality has changed entertainment environments such as movies, games and etc. But the probability is that their impact goes far beyond and transform the way people interact with technology and with themselves. Companies will tend to use this technology for the management of business knowledge. In addition, the RV will impact directly the consumer experience. With it, you can create tactile clothing for easy online shopping, for example. People no longer go to places, but places will go to the people, facilitating several processes.
Currently, the concept of Blockchain is related to the financial industry. More specifically, it is the records system that ensures the security of transactions carried out with Bitcoins, without the need of an intermediary, such as a Bank, for example. But the forecast is that in the future, Blockchain will go way beyond that. According to Gartner, until 2020, businesses that make use of this technology will be worth 10 billion dollars. For businesses, this technology will mean the security of many processes that will not need the “intermediary” and it can range from identity verification to security in supply chains.
3-Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Machine Learning is a real representation of what artificial intelligence can mean for our day-to-day. This concept refers to the automated learning of the machines, which perform predictions or determinations, often more accurate than many humans would do. Translations and autonomous cars exemplify actions that were previously impossible to imagine without the presence of a human. Effective results and precise strategies associated with smart objects is what can we expect with the use of this technology.
4-Internet of things
Not only large companies, but small, medium and even startups can and should benefit from the revolution of the Internet of Things in several different ways: from the design to the distribution of a product or service. More than make smart objects, the concept of IoT seeks to connect all forms of technology with diverse environments, delivering innovative solutions. Have you ever imagined being able to perform proactive sales, knowing exactly what products will be the most wanted to reset them even before you finish selling the stock? Or monitor -from kilometers away- the entire delivery process of a package, from the conditions of the product to the information about the transportation at? Stop imagining! Just one look and you will realize that this is already happening.
In the old days, the only way you could get information on an equipment was with physical proximity, by monitoring it. But, thanks to technology, we can have the Digital Twins, which are nothing more than a virtual copy of some processes that allow for businesses to reduce waste, predict possible failures, reduce the production time or produce differentiated products. According to Gartner, within five years’ billions of things will be represented by this technology, that will add value to all processes.
The 4.0 industry and the digital transformation are completely changing people’s lives, including in the corporate environment. Companies need to see that to grow, it is necessary to update. Technology can bring numerous amenities and more value for what is and will always be the center of all the processes: the end consumer.