What future does the world’s largest network provider believe in? Nokia dares to look into the crystal ball.
By 2030, technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse and Web3 will shape our daily lives. At least that’s what network provider Nokia predicted in a meeting recently set up landing page.
Accordingly, AI will play a fundamental role and will be embedded in many devices. The metaverse – or metaverse – will increase productivity and efficiency in companies and industries long before they become attractive to consumers.
“Metaverse innovations will progress steadily and take time to fully realize,” the text says. Networks are central to providing consumers with a seamless and immersive experience in the metaverse (what an amazing statement from a network provider).
Even Web3, which has fallen into disrepute amid all the NFT and crypto craze, still has a future according to Nokia. The third generation of the Internet will therefore become increasingly decentralized and user-centric. Blockchain technology is intended to help with new use cases.
Smartphones are still popular
According to Nokia, smartphones will still be the most popular device in 2030. However, from 2027, affordable and ergonomic XR glasses will open the Metaverse market to the public. Sensors, digital twins and automation solutions such as the Internet of Things are connected by robust networks.
To enable the convergence of the digital and physical worlds, networks need to improve in nine key areas, experts say. These include AI, sustainability, security and user-friendliness. Only an open ecosystem of partners can harness the full potential by 2030.
However: the Nokia discussed here has nothing to do with the Nokia brand, under which the manufacturer HMD Global’s smartphones are sold (at least for now).