Mankind will live a better life in 2030, with more food, larger living spaces, renewable energy, digital services, and no traffic. We will be able to relinquish repetitive and dangerous work to machines, and have secure access to digital services.
These and more are some of the highlights of the “Intelligent World 2030 report” released by Huawei at the Intelligent World 2030 Forum organised by Huawei, along with industry partners.
David Wang, Executive Director and President of ICT Products & Solutions of Huawei, while releasing the report said in his keynote speech that “…”30 years ago, we decided to enrich life through communications.10 years ago, we decided to connect every corner of the world, to build a better, connected world. Now, our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We firmly believe that a brilliant intelligent world is arriving at an accelerated pace.”
Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the report systematically describes the intelligent world in the next decade and forecast industry trends, helping industries identify new opportunities and discover new value.
Over the past three years, Huawei conducted in-depth exchanges with more than 1,000 academics, customers, and partners in the industry, organized more than 2,000 workshops, and drawn on data and methods from authoritative organizations, such as the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and World Health Organization. Huawei also derived insights from scientific journals such as Nature and IEEE, and drawn wisdom from relevant industry associations and consulting firms, as well as experts within and outside Huawei.
Among the scenarios predicted by the report based on all the data gathered and analysed were that We will live a better life in 2030, with more food, larger living spaces, renewable energy, digital services, and no traffic. Mankind will be able to relinquish repetitive and dangerous work to machines, and have secure access to digital services. To meet these needs, we have set eight directions for exploration, including health, food, living, and transportation,” the report predicted.
By 2030 also, the report says, we will be able to identify potential health problems by computing and modeling public health and medical data, shifting the focus from treatment to prevention. Precise medical solutions powered by IoT and AI will become a reality.
In addition, by 2030, vertical farms unaffected by climate will be applied on a large scale, so that we can provide green food for all. 3D printing will make it possible for us to create artificial meat to meet our nutritional needs. Our homes and offices will become zero-carbon buildings. Next-generation IoT technology will build adaptive home environments that understand our needs.
It also forecasted that new energy vehicles will become the mobile “third space”. New aircraft will make emergency services more efficient, reduce the cost of medical supplies, and change the way we commute.
In addition to healthcare, food, living spaces, and transportation, the report also explored the future of cities, energy, enterprises, and digital trust.
The report proposes eight cross-disciplinary and cross-domain directions for exploration at the macro level. It explains how ICT technologies can solve critical problems and challenges of human development, and what new opportunities can be brought to organizations and individuals. At the industry level, the report explores the future technologies and development directions of communications networks, computing, digital power, and intelligent automotive solutions.
Many heavyweight guests were invited to speak at the forum, including renowned futurist Steven Johnson, founding and rotating chairman of the World Electric Vehicle Association Chen Qingquan, Co-President of Roland Berg Global Management Committee Denis Depoux, and Vice President of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) Wang Zhiqin. They shared their insights on the intelligent world and discussed how ICT can better drive socio-economic development.
“We are entering an era of exponential growth. The coming decades will be characterized by a golden age of collaboration between human and machine intelligence, and algorithms will enhance human intelligence. As technology grows exponentially, all of society will benefit,” Steven Johnson said.