The entrepreneur and tech investor Frank Thelen makes similar predictions. He bases them on Moore’s Law, which states that computing power doubles every year and will grow exponentially. ‘More efficient processes and automation will help save money in future. However, this means that an increasing number of jobs will be lost’, the entrepreneur believes.
Specifically, innovative technologies such as IoT and Big Data will lead to the creation of new digital business models. Partial work tasks will be eliminated, but new and innovative jobs and careers will arise.
For the construction and real estate sector this means, for example, that asset management will change. Whereas asset managers are a normal part of the process today, in 2030, this function will be carried out by digital business managers or tech entrepreneurs.
A modern cube, enclosed in a glass façade, in the middle of Berlin: cube berlin was opened in February 2020. It was developed by CA Immo with the support of Drees and Sommer and the proptech Thingit, and it is remarkable not only for its architecture. The building uses smart technology – in combination with the highest security standards. About 3,750 sensors and 750 beacons in the cube berlin collect various data which form the basis for smart building control.
A central control unit equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology connects many of the technical installations, sensors and the planning, operational and user data.
This ‘brain’ collects the information and data, analyzes and evaluates them and presents optimization suggestions for elements such as the operation of the building. For example, the system can identify unused areas of the building. If necessary, it can switch off systems such as the heating, ventilation, cooling or lighting in these areas. This helps to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort for the users. As a result, the technology, architecture and atmosphere in the smart building work together to create a smart future for the users and the environment.