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Our world in 2030

A look into the not so far off future.

How will we work in future? How will we get around? What challenges will we face? Experts from a variety of sectors give us an idea of what awaits us in the world of tomorrow.

Sarik Weber in front of a fuchsia wallpaper.

Sarik Weber, Digital Advisor of Ottobock

In 2030,
“… … we will have a strong influence of the so-called DARQ technologies, which is Distributed Ledger Technologies, AI, the Realities – mixed and augmented – and Quantum computing. And when these technologies merge together, we see a big leap and things we can’t imagine today.”

Christian Bauer in front of a violet wallpaper.

Christian Bauer, Head of Business Development at Volocopter

In 2030,
“… our way to work will change dramatically in a way, that we will have an integrated and intermodal mix of mobility options. It will be public, private, shared and we will use ground and air transportation.”

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Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab

In 2030,
“… the biggest security problem will be cyber terrorism attacks on critical infrastructure. I hope that at that time the new generation of infrastructure, of power plants, power grids, trains, cars will be based on an immune cyber system.”

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Annemike Unterschütz, computer scientist and developer of driverless racing vehicles

In 2030,

“…a motorsport race could take place in any big city of the world. It would be nice if there would be races of human driven and automatically driven cars. You will have a lot of sensors and also interferences, that are not encountered yet.”

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Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group

In 2030,
“… there will still be mail around. Even in 2050. Because there are special needs — we will probably see growth again. Advertising is more efficient if you send mailings.”

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Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer, Volkswagen AG

In 2030,
“… global companies like Volkswagen will not need a specific team that deals with digitalisation. Instead they will have a clear digital organization as a whole. At the end of the day, by that time, ideally all sectors and also all functional departments and all brands are transformed to be fully digital.”

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Alejandro Agag, Chairman of Formula E Holdings

In 2030,
“… E-Mobility will be mainstream, and the main category in motorsport will be electric”

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Michael Chui, partner at the McKinsey Global Institute

In 2030,
“… AI will have changed every job — but will have replaced very few of them. Almost every occupation has a significant percentage of activities which machines will find very difficult to do. And it will take a long time before that happens.”

Tim Berners-Lee in front of a blue wallpaper.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

In 2030,

“… I would like the internet and the web to be platforms which allow humanity itself to achieve things that it desperately needs to do. To be able to solve huge problems like climate change it requires a huge amount of collaboration – eventually of people in different cultures that build a global democracy together.”

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Kala Fleming, Innovation Strategist at IBM

In 2030,
“… I hope we have made progress on integrating technology. Having that may be the way that we cut through some of the politics and the other tensions that are hindering proper functioning of water systems.”

Carlo Ratti, architect, engineer and director of the CRA design and innovation practice

Carlo Ratti, architect, engineer and director of the CRA design and innovation practice

In 2030,
“… the urban mobility infrastructure will be significantly different. Digital networks and autonomous mobility will allow us to get the car we need when we need it. The idea of a single-family vehicle might become obsolete, giving way instead to an on-demand-ecosystem of vehicles with different form factors."

Malene Freudendal-Pedersen in front of a blue wallpaper.

Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Professor in Urban Planning at Aalborg University

In 2030,
“… we will have a better understanding of how we integrate new technological possibilities in our mobility and how we can use them smartly. It will increase the quality of life in our towns and cities.”

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Anya Babbitt, founder and CEO of SPLT

In 2030,
“… our way to work will be a friction-less experience, where the process of getting there is about automation. The mode of transportation we take is less important than that we actually get there in a seamless flexible way.”

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Günther Schuh, founder and CEO of e.GO Mobile AG

In 2030,
“… 80 percent of all cars in cities will be run totally electrically without emissions.”

Katja Nettesheim, Professor of Digital Media Management at Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin and CEO of the consulting firm _MEDIATE

Katja Nettesheim, CEO of the consulting firm _MEDIATE

In 2030,
“… Digital Transformation will be a non-issue. It’s going to be the next normal. By 2030, we are not talking about Digital Transformation anymore, because we are so used being close to the constant dynamics of technological change and a changing user behavior that it is just normal to change all the time.”

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Tobias Menne, Global Head Digital Farming, Bayer AG

In 2030,
“…farming will be so much more efficient. And the consumer will know exactly where his food is coming from.”

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Andreas Tschiesner, Senior Partner at McKinsey in the Automotive and Advanced Industries sector

In 2030, ...
"… the first fully automated vehicles will be on the road. This development will be as drastic as the change from horse-drawn carriage to car. Cities will have to adapt with new traffic regulations and financing models but will benefit greatly from these changes."

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