What will tomorrow’s cities look like? How will emerging technologies such as driverless cars, hyperloops, drones, AI and robotics impact how cities work – and the amenities that people will look for in residential properties? Will cutting edge research into robotic self-healing cities change the way we interact with cities? How will this fit into the types of property that people will want to live in?
Already technologies such as augmented and virtual reality are being used by the construction industry, and will continue to play an increasingly important role in how we plan and construct residential, commercial, mixed use and industrial properties.
And, there are new technologies such as huge 3D printers and robots already being used in the construction industry. In this speech, Shara shares examples from around the world, and talks about the implications that this has for the future of residential living.
From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion detection, robots and cyber security, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways. And, technological change is also going to have a massive impact on the job market around the world. Yet, somehow there seems to be a major disconnect between the acceleration of technologies such AI, Robotics, and automation, and their impact on the workforce. But it’s not doom and gloom, there will be lots of new jobs, but they will be different to what many people do today.
During Shara’s speech she shares a few of the new job categories that will need to be filled in the residential construction and maintenance segment, and will start you thinking about the skill sets required for these jobs, along with giving you ideas for some new service opportunities.
She also talks about the convergence of medical research and technology – where we’re on the cusp of humans not only living much longer than we do today, but also being enhanced by technology – along with the Impact on the housing market of people living radically longer lives.