In 2020 Germany, eight billion devices were digitally connected. In 2030, this number will rise to approximately 50 billion, according to the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Ten years to increase sixfold, and an estimate that doesn’t even sense the side-effects that come with the numbers for both society and economy yet. What world would it be if we imagine the endless opportunities for people and businesses that come with building a neural network connecting everyone and everything?
This is a world where development has reached the end of its potential as far as connectivity goes. Hyperconnected ecosystems are on the horizon already, and new bussiness models will come up by leveraging data sharing and new modes of collaboration.