The world is in a state of flux, there is little doubt about it. Of course, there have always been changes in the world. But what’s different about these times is that the world is changing at a much quicker pace than ever before. Everything seems to be changing before our eyes. This can be a little disconcerting, but it’s also exciting. In the future, there’ll be some industries that rise to prominence, or which change in new and exciting ways. Knowing about these can help you to plan your career, or even just embrace the change when it comes. In this blog, we’ll look at the biggest ones to keep your eye out for.
At Home Printing
There’s been talk of 3D printing for a long time, but finally, it seems that the technology we need to drive 3D printing on a mass scale may be within reach. We’re already seeing 3D printers that can print tools and other items in specialized facilities, but in the future, there’ll be a 3D printer in every home, which individuals will use to print whatever they need. This will make things much cheaper and also reduce waste since only the items that are genuinely needed will be printed.
There’s little doubt that we have to change the way we move. This is one of the biggest drivers of climate change, and if we’re going to make it through unscathed, then we have to alter the way that we do it. Fortunately, the automotive industry is taking proactive action to do just that. There has already been a big move towards electric vehicles, with virtually every car manufacturer working on their own car. There’s also pieces of legislation — in the UK and Europe at least — that will eliminate cars powered by fossil fuels in the coming decades.
If you think we live in a tech world now, just wait until the future, when everything will be techy, even things like your fridge. The Internet of Things does exist now, but it’ll become much more pronounced in the future, when every modern home will have an array of gadgets connected to the internet. As with most pieces of tech, this will help to reduce costs, since there’ll be less wasted energy.
Robotics and AI
They say that 40% of jobs could be lost in the next decade. This isn’t through natural causes — it’s because there’ll be tech that will be able to do the job of a human being, to the same standard, perhaps even better. Of course, this is highly intriguing to big companies, who will look to replace their workforce with robotic alternatives. If you’re thinking about embarking on a new career, then it’s best to check that the job you’re training for will actually exist in the next couple of decades. Indeed, working in the field of robotics and AI is considered to be one of the best career choices for the future, for this very reason.