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With 9 million robots working in the world, and 4 million+ more scheduled to arrive next year, we’re clearly entering into a new age of automation. But will it bring a new era of unemployment with it?
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thirty years of the music business
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An automotive trend report by Roland Berger Strategy Consultant looking at the megatrends until 2025 as well as creating scenarios and draw a number of conclusions. A couple of insights that I thought was interesting to share are
- turbulent electricity market will open up for new entrants and new business models when it comes to provide energy - a switch to electricity as fuel will open up for new business models for how to pay for mobility
- the automotive industry will see an increasing number of new OEMs breaking into the market with new business models, new low cost offers and new technology solutions
- car ownership will decline in West due to young people interest in cars and the increase of other models for transportation while the car ownership will increase in BRICs
- the car as an IT platform will be open and standardized as well as a part of the always-on cloud
(click on the image or go to http://www.rolandberger.com/media/pdf/Roland_Berger_Automotive_Landscape_2025_20110225.pdf to download short version PDF-report)
An optimistic talk about a number of consumer value trends that signals that people are changing in the right direction:
- Status shift from having things towards having liquidity
- Shift towards ethics and fair play
- Durable living - life is a marathon and not a sprint
- Communities are becoming more important part of our lives and consumption
Every year at Web 2.0 Summit, Morgan Stanley’s Mary Meeker does a fantastic whirlwind tour of economic and technology trends she’s watching, and in addition to a terrifying look at the US Income Statement, her presentation this year spent a lot of time looking at mobile trends. Mobile is the next “computer cycle” (think Mainframe, Mini, PC, Internet), and the numbers are just staggering.
Seen at O’Reilly TOC
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P A Martin Börjesson
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