- 90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage.
- The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US.
- 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet.
- 10% of the world’s population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet.
- The first 3D printed car will be in production.
- The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available.
- It is likely we will see more widespread adoption of implantable technologies emerge.
- The first government to replace its census with big-data technologies.
- 10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet.
- 80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online.
- A government will collect taxes for the first time via blockchain. 10% of global gross domestic product will be stored using blockchain technology.
- 90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket.
- Access to the Internet will become a basic right.
- The first transplant of a 3D printed liver will occur.
- More than 50% of Internet traffic to homes will be from appliances and device.
- 5% of consumer products will be 3D printed.
- 30% of corporate audits will be performed by artificial intelligence.
- AI will increasingly replace a range of jobs performed by people today, including white collar jobs.
- Globally, more trips will be made using car sharing programs than privately owned cars. Driverless cars will account for 10% of all cars in the US.
- The first AI machine will join a corporate board of directors.
- The first city with more than 50,000 people and no traffic lights will come into existence.
- Deep Shift Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact
- Technology tipping points we will reach by 2030
- Predictions for what life will be like in 2030
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Thank you for all the support and encouragement over the years. Here are some of our favorite blog posts about technology and innovation related to the field of Architecture:
- High Performance Building Design
- 3-D Printing
- Connected Spaces
- Benefits of Using Digital Twins for Construction
- Digital Twins
- Drone Technology
- Artificial Intelligence
- Immersive Experience in Architecture
- Smart Cities
- Big Data in Architecture
- Creating High Performance Buildings through Integrative Design Process
- Forget Blueprints, Now You Can Print the Building
- The 7 Dimensions of Building Information Modeling
- Parametric Architecture and Generative Design System
- Architecture Robots
- Internet of Spaces
- Sustainable Design Elements to Consider While Designing a Project
- What is a High Performance School?
- What is BIM? Should Your Firm Upgrade? by @FrankCunhaIII
- Renewable Wave Power Energy
We can attribute 3D printing technology to an American engineer and the co-founder of 3D systems, Chuck (Charles) Hull. He invented the first printing process that was capable of creating an actual, physical 3D object from a digital data file. He called this process Stereolithography. In an interview, Hull admits how surprised he was of the capabilities and potential of his discovery. And however amazed people were of 3D printing in its infancy, few could have imagined where it was heading.
Early stage models: Concept models are quick and easy to produce. The moment you have your model you can begin discussions with clients and prospects. This saves time and money, reduces the risk of costly errors, and speeds up the entire design-to-agreement process.
Urban planning: Architects now have the ability to 3D print a model of an entire town or city. This is something that’s achievable within hours with the right equipment and print materials.
Model variations: Sometimes it’s useful to print a few variations of the same or similar models. This is an affordable way to help architects get to their final designs faster and with much less fuss.
To summarize, here are the three key benefits of 3D printing for architects:
- Detailed 3D printed models help clients to better visualize final projects
- Reduced time (hours and days) spent creating models
- Over time, Architects can build a library of reusable 3D designs