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A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

5 December 2021
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World Outlook
Main factors that cause something to happen globally
Once the AI transformation begins in earnest, the world will first feel its effects most acutely in the realm of e-commerce. Forbes
New private actors, including large technology firms, are developing payment solutions not denominated in euro (such as some global stablecoins) that could achieve a global footprint and become widely used for European retail payments. European Central Bank
The largest IPO is the $1.6 billion listing of e-cigarette maker RLX Technology Inc., followed by the $947 million offering of software company Tuya Inc.That's even as Sino-U.S. tensions show few signs of easing and the threat of Chinese firms being delisted from U.S. exchanges remains. Yahoo Finance 3
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
SWOT
Strengths
  • Once the AI transformation begins in earnest, the world will first feel its effects most acutely in the realm of e-commerce. Forbes
  • New private actors, including large technology firms, are developing payment solutions not denominated in euro (such as some global stablecoins) that could achieve a global footprint and become widely used for European retail payments. European Central Bank
  • The largest IPO is the $1.6 billion listing of e-cigarette maker RLX Technology Inc., followed by the $947 million offering of software company Tuya Inc.That's even as Sino-U.S. tensions show few signs of easing and the threat of Chinese firms being delisted from U.S. exchanges remains. Yahoo Finance
Weaknesses
  • Samsung 8K QLED Y21 will be the first among the 2021 Neo QLED TV flagship to sport the Wi-Fi 6 E technology. TechGenYZ
  • Extreme E is a new and much-anticipated racing series being launched in 2021 to showcase the uncompromising ability of environmentally friendly technology to power automobiles across the most challenging terrains worldwide. Saudigazette
  • Recent government estimates suggest a gap of about 25 Mt of CO2-e (CO2 equivalent) per year by 2030, unless rapid uptake of new technology occurs. / Australia The University of Melbourne
Opportunities
  • Advancements in battery technology and cost, as well as improvements in charging time and range, could see e-trucks taking to the road before the end of the decade. HERE 360
  • Cold storage demand will continue to grow strongly for at least the next half decade as global consumers change their shopping behaviours and due to the rapid development of digital technology. 5 Japan Securities Incorporated (JSI).
  • In the next 5 to 10 years, companies across the retail, eCommerce, telco, and technology segments will converge to provide payment capability, thus forming considerable opportunities for FIs to further drive the adoption of digital payments. FinTech Futures
Threats
  • Since then, supermarkets have flirted on and off with new technology to further automate the grocery shopping experience; for instance, by 2025, it is predicted that 1.2 million units will be installed worldwide. Salon
  • Global spend on AI will double from 2020 to 2024, growing to more than $110 billion, with retail banking expected to spend the most. Insights
  • As 5G global networks, AI and ML technology, and IoT technologies mature and converge over the coming years, we can expect the world around us to come to life with data we can see and interact with, transforming everything from retail to marketing to education. metasfresh ERP
Influencers
Countries
Cities
People
Organizations
S-Curve

A framework that describes a 4-phase level of maturity to help determine potential and inform innovation strategy.

Weak
augmented reality, app, artificial intelligence, augmented
Emerging
artificial intelligence, 5G, battery, EV, application, automation
Maturing
company, brand, e-commerce, digital, IT, consumer
Declining
artificial intelligence, automotive, brand, data, people
Sentiment
Past Year: Stable
Compare changing sentiment to a benchmark of all forecasts
Samsung 8K QLED Y21 will be the first among the 2021 Neo QLED TV flagship to sport the Wi-Fi 6 E technology. TechGenYZ
Extreme E is a new and much-anticipated racing series being launched in 2021 to showcase the uncompromising ability of environmentally friendly technology to power automobiles across the most challenging terrains worldwide. Saudigazette
PEST
Political
  • Once the AI transformation begins in earnest, the world will first feel its effects most acutely in the realm of e-commerce. Forbes
  • New private actors, including large technology firms, are developing payment solutions not denominated in euro (such as some global stablecoins) that could achieve a global footprint and become widely used for European retail payments. European Central Bank
  • The largest IPO is the $1.6 billion listing of e-cigarette maker RLX Technology Inc., followed by the $947 million offering of software company Tuya Inc.That's even as Sino-U.S. tensions show few signs of easing and the threat of Chinese firms being delisted from U.S. exchanges remains. Yahoo Finance
Economic
  • Samsung 8K QLED Y21 will be the first among the 2021 Neo QLED TV flagship to sport the Wi-Fi 6 E technology. TechGenYZ
  • Extreme E is a new and much-anticipated racing series being launched in 2021 to showcase the uncompromising ability of environmentally friendly technology to power automobiles across the most challenging terrains worldwide. Saudigazette
  • Recent government estimates suggest a gap of about 25 Mt of CO2-e (CO2 equivalent) per year by 2030, unless rapid uptake of new technology occurs. / Australia The University of Melbourne
Social
  • Advancements in battery technology and cost, as well as improvements in charging time and range, could see e-trucks taking to the road before the end of the decade. HERE 360
  • Cold storage demand will continue to grow strongly for at least the next half decade as global consumers change their shopping behaviours and due to the rapid development of digital technology. 5 Japan Securities Incorporated (JSI).
  • In the next 5 to 10 years, companies across the retail, eCommerce, telco, and technology segments will converge to provide payment capability, thus forming considerable opportunities for FIs to further drive the adoption of digital payments. FinTech Futures
Technological
  • Since then, supermarkets have flirted on and off with new technology to further automate the grocery shopping experience; for instance, by 2025, it is predicted that 1.2 million units will be installed worldwide. Salon
  • Global spend on AI will double from 2020 to 2024, growing to more than $110 billion, with retail banking expected to spend the most. Insights
  • As 5G global networks, AI and ML technology, and IoT technologies mature and converge over the coming years, we can expect the world around us to come to life with data we can see and interact with, transforming everything from retail to marketing to education. metasfresh ERP
Financial Impact
The market of artificial intelligence solutions for retail is projected to reach $23.32 billion by 2027, quite a leap compared to $5.06 billion in 2021. Hacker Noon 3
The market potential for AI/ML in M & E will reach US$ 16.5 billion by 2026. ABI Research 3
PGA Labs - the market intelligence unit of Praxis Global Alliance - estimates that the Indian e-grocery market will reach $22 billion by 2025. Economic Times 3
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System Map
Organizations
Sectors
Cities
Countries
People
Scenarios
Creates plausible alternative futures of what can happen and encourages development of a robust, agile response
Recent government estimates suggest a gap of about 25 Mt of CO2-e (CO2 equivalent) per year by 2030, unless rapid uptake of new technology occurs. / Australia The University of Melbourne
Advancements in battery technology and cost, as well as improvements in charging time and range, could see e-trucks taking to the road before the end of the decade. HERE 360
Cold storage demand will continue to grow strongly for at least the next half decade as global consumers change their shopping behaviours and due to the rapid development of digital technology. 5 Japan Securities Incorporated (JSI).
Warnings
Changing proportion of published forecasts
In the next few years, many core functions of being an e-commerce company, such as writing product descriptions, translating them into different languages and adjusting pricing, might be handled dynamically by AI. Forbes
T & E is warning that a failure by the EU and member state governments to set CO2 emissions limits that force carmakers to invest in EV technology will not only delay parity, but could threaten the chances of ending sales of fossil fuelled cars by 2035. Transport&Environment
Solutions
Know how others are tackling issues with this topic
In the next 5 to 10 years, companies across the retail, eCommerce, telco, and technology segments will converge to provide payment capability, thus forming considerable opportunities for FIs to further drive the adoption of digital payments. FinTech Futures
Major technology firms including Dell, Microsoft and Google have joined a new initiative aimed at creating a circular economy for electronics by 2030, amid mounting alarm over the world's ballooning e-waste problem. Tech Xplore
There has never been a greater reason to adopt mobile retail than the events of the last year, but until technology catches up, it might be a strategy incompatible with the mass market. FrameWeb
Key topics
Extremes
Investigate what’s transforming or collapsing
In 2022 in 2021 will be a tipping point for high frequency retail in the adoption of AI and autonomous systems. Progressive Grocer
E uropean Union lawmakers have laid out their first-ever legal framework on artificial intelligence (AI), which addresses the risks of AI, facial recognition and positions Europe to play a leading role globally. TechFinancials
As mentioned, 2021 will be the turning point for high frequency retail in the adoption of AI and autonomous systems. Progressive Grocer
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
An innovative new partnership is bringing blockchain technology to the energy market in Australia, establishing the first online marketplace for retail power purchase agreements in Australia - which will allow thousands of customers to sell hundreds of gigawatt hours of power by the end of 2022. Issuu
The global market for Artificial Intelligence Retail Business is expected to grow to over $5 million by 2022. Technology partner for innovative companies
Questions
Can?
How can AI or augmented reality affect consumers' shopping habits or improve delivery speeds? Raconteur
What can MSME retailers do to optimize the use of AI in retail? Tech Wire Asia
How can AI and ML transform e-commerce logistics? Parcel Monitor
How?
How Is AI Technology Affecting the Retail Sector? IoT For All
How are retailers using virtual and augmented reality technologies? Tech Xplore
How are retailers feeling about the opportunities and threats around the choices they have made - or soon with make - about their approach to technology? PrecisionAg
What?
What are the absolute must-have technologies needed for retailers to future-proof their stores? E-Commerce Times
What AR, VR, MR, IoT, and AI systems should retailers use to manage their rental businesses? Center for Retailing Studies
Want to know more about Formula E, how its technology could make all EVs more efficient, and what the EV industry might look like in 2025? Inverse
When?
What happens when AI moves from a mere hypothesis used in trivial areas such as shopping recommendations to critical areas, including meaning-aware language processing that leads to the point where machines have unimaginably greater powers of communication than anything we have experienced? Scientific American
Retail has enjoyed enormous benefits from technology tools, but has the time come when automation poses a threat to jobs? Lifeboat Foundation
Will?
Are the increasing fears, that the use of digital technologies as tools for communication, shopping, Civic engagement and learning, will make bigger, more serious gaps between certain parts of society, justified? ELINET
Will retail have a strong hand in microbial soil testing technology that is capable of proving the measurable benefits of carbon credit programs? CropLife
How will emerging technologies change the world of retail? Zoom Video Communications
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