Technologies that will change the Industry 4.0 in 2020

If you could do an futurology exercise, what would you think are the technologies that will change the world ? Many experts always try to make predictions, but answering this question is not a simple task.

However, given what is happening today in universities, labs and research companies, we can get a glimpse of what the world will look like in 2020.


Artificial Intelligence takes over

The use of artificial intelligence tools is increasingly evident in many areas. Reliability in the decision-making of the machines moves to the point where, machines can have a “vote” on the boards of large companies.

The inputs given by the systems will be increasingly relevant in decision making, since the assertiveness tends to be greater.


Autonomous cars will account for 10% of the fleet

Testing for Intelligent connected cars across world is in an advanced stage, and the demand for them will be greater because of the safety, sustainability, traffic and many circumstances.

By 2020, it is estimated that 10% of the US fleet is from autonomous vehicles, which should represent greater safety and less emission of pollutants.


Up to 5% of products will be printed on 3D printers

The use of three-dimensional printers did grow as expected with the end consumer, the industry adopted this idea as a simple and quick way to introduce new products into the market.

Research indicates that by 2020 at least 5% of the manufactured products will be printed from 3D printers.


It is estimated that 50% of internet traffic will come from automated devices

The number of items that are connected inside the home is increasing. TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, and everything else you imagine may be connected to the internet being controlled by your cell phone.

The resulting traffic flow of these devices should grow exponentially and represent up to 50% of the information flow in the next year.


Printed bodies in 3D will come true

The medical segment is one of the most attracting attention of major manufacturers at the moment. In this area the development has been expressive in recent years.

The impression of bones and Artificial limbs are expected to occur in the next year, using special 3D printers should come true.


You’ll have a supercomputer in your pocket

The processing power of a smartphone today is often higher than the computers that were responsible for bringing Man to the Moon. The power of the devices we have in our pocket is already equivalent to that of many desktops and notebooks.

If everything continues at the same pace, by mid-2020 at least 50% of the population will have at hand a device with processing power equivalent to that of a 2018 supercomputer.


About 80% of the world’s population will be present on the internet

The internet will be even more present in the lives of more people. It is estimated that 80% of the world’s population – which will represent 8.0 billion people in 2020 – will have a digital identity.

This means not only access to the internet, but the use of social networks and digital services that can give “authenticity” to a digital life.


Even the reading glasses will be connected

Yes, that’s right. Do you know the glasses you use at the time you’re going to read it? For the estimate is that 10% of them are connected to the internet by 2020. Among the features that these accessories will bring, we can cite experiences of virtual reality and augmented reality like some of them.

In addition, using visual tracking tools you can flip pages without using your hands.


Smart chips can be deployed in the body

It may seem strange at first glance, but the so-called “bionic men” already exist there. They are people who use smart prostheses or who have chips in the body capable of sending and receiving relevant information about the patient’s health, rather as small chips that can easily integrate with other devices.


At least 10% of people will wear smart clothes

Is it really that things are going to change that much in the next year? Experts believe that within that period at least 10% of the world population will have some clothing that comes with a chip. This chip can be used to transmit the most diverse types of information via internet.

Exciting time coming for human machine co-works.


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