Some analysts of the future or “futurologists” believe that the software will change most of the social, industrial, commercial and other activities that, in turn, will impact on the daily life of all the people who will inhabit the planet within 20 years. Two clear examples of this are Uber and Airbnb, two huge companies that do not have a single vehicle or a single hotel.
Both companies are, in their respective niches, the largest in the world, simply because they have developed sophisticated and powerful software that “catapulted” them to the highest levels of competitiveness at a global level. If this is what is happening today, it is more than evident that, in the next 20 years, things will be more dramatic.
Artificial intelligence will reach unsuspected levels because computers will be 10 times better to understand the world. For example, in the United States (just to talk about a country), young lawyers are no longer able to get a job or, at best, get it late because at IBM Watson it is possible to get legal advice in a few seconds. But what is even more surprising and even intimidating is that the accuracy of this legal advice program is accurate to 90%.
Artificial intelligence will be imposed
It is therefore believed that, within twenty years, computers will be smarter than humans, the reason why many of the professional, industrial and commercial activities will be carried out by the PCs and not by people.
As regards, specifically, the records, we have to calculate that by 2019 or 2020 the first independent cars will appear before the public. Some three or four years later, that is, in 2024 the entire automobile industry will begin to have serious problems of competitiveness and sustainability.
It will suffice to “call the car” by the mobile phone and will arrive at the door of where we are, in a matter of minutes or seconds, according to the distance that is and will also take us to the destination that we want using the GPS u another more advanced system.
On health, let’s say that certain companies will design and manufacture medical devices (called “Star Trek Tricorder”) that can do a scan of the retina or, to do analysis with the breath of the users, all this, just by activating certain functions of smartphones.
In education, it is estimated that, by 2030-2035, everyone will have access to world-class education, because smartphones will be worth very little money. Other dramatic changes will be seen in 3D printing, agriculture, and almost all activities.