Robots, autonomous driving, and the big trends in the next decade

Aroop Zutshi, global president and managing partner of Frost & Sullivan, the world’s largest industry consulting firm, made a sharing in the annual vision course of the institute. Why are we talking about megatrends today, Aroop said? Because no matter where you are, the real megatrends are bound to involve everyone on the planet. Facing the future, we have the following ten judgments about the major trends. (This article is based on Aroop Zutshi’s annual foresight course in “Major Trends and Technology Layout”, with some abridgements).
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Speaker: Aroop Zutshi

Frost&Sullivan is a company that conducts global industry surveys and information. Every year, we issue surveys to more than 1,000 CEOs from all walks of life around the world. In this survey, we asked CEOs two important questions:

1. What external challenges do you see as important?

2. What are the internal challenges?

With the accumulation of questionnaires, we found that the answers given by CEOs have basically not changed much when it comes to internal challenges. But when it comes to external challenges, CEOs will always give different answers.


Robots, autonomous driving, and the big trends in the next decade

Aroop Zutshi: Global President and Managing Partner of Frost & Sullivan

Through this sharing, I try to help you understand the great changes that are taking place in the world, and help you find action plans to deal with (or participate in) the changes.

Before the official speech, I want to emphasize that what we really need to pay attention to is not the megatrends themselves, but the sub-trends that are relevant to us under the megatrends and the impact they may have on us.

Interconnection and Convergence

Sensors and IoT will make the world fully connected. By 2020, the average user will have 5 connected devices, the average household will have 10 connected devices, and we will see 80 billion connected devices in the market. More importantly, we will see that there are more than 5 billion Internet users in the world.

The penetration of high-speed Internet facilities is also accelerating, and Colombia, for example, has made access to the Internet a basic human right, determined by the government. One reason is because governments have realized that accessing information online can truly empower people.

Sub-trend 1: Internet devices

To produce some products and services that allow people to access the Internet faster, more conveniently, and at a lower cost, whether it is an access platform or an access service, there are many, many opportunities in this regard.

Sub-trend 2: 5G networks and real-time services

What does the 5G network mean for us? The uplink and downlink speeds of data will reach 1GB per second, and the latency of data will drop to less than 1 millisecond. This means that we have very stable access to high-speed internet.

There is a more intuitive analogy. Now we use 4G to download high-definition movies. Generally, it takes an hour. If it is fast, it will take dozens of minutes to complete the download. But if you use 5G data service, it can be downloaded in 5-6 seconds.

Due to the high-speed and stable characteristics of 5G networks, we can expect some real-time services to emerge.

For example, in the future of medical care, we do not need to go to the hospital to see a doctor in person, but can access medical services 7*24 hours online directly, and conduct direct consultations with doctors in different countries and regions.

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Published on 11/22/2022