How tech will help create a greater world

Self-driving autos, clever digital assistants and industrial robots are not figments of sci-fi film plots. They’ve formally left the film theatres and begun wandering onto our roads, into our residing rooms and packing our meals deliveries.

Technological developments and improvements have improved our world in some ways, however how can we take this one step additional, and begin utilizing these applied sciences to deal with a number of the international challenges we’re going through right this moment? At Ericsson ONE, we consider that by asking the proper questions, we will discover the proper solutions.  

How can we transport items and other people extra effectively? 

Joakim Formo, Strategic Design Director at Ericsson ONE, believes new know-how will make it potential to enhance how we transport items and other people.

“Creating more efficient, cleaner and safer transport solutions is a major priority for cities as well as business and industries,” says Joakim, who poses the next concerns:

  • Major cities might quickly discover it viable to ban giant vehicles, and even automobiles, and solely enable small emission-free transport autos that aren’t permitted to run with empty hundreds.
  • How may it grow to be rational for somebody like Amazon to vigorously optimize its delivery-chain for minimal CO2-footprint and good well being, as they do for velocity of supply right this moment?

The primary necessities to make such new methods potential from a know-how perspective are already right here – 5G together with machine studying unlocks eventualities like this, and plenty of extra.

“New technology such as 5G and information communications technology (ICT) is ready to be used for addressing urgent environmental and societal challenges”, provides Joakim.

“The technology is available, the hard part is to establish new ideas and changing the ways we do things.” 

What if mobility methods had been designed with equal rights in thoughts?

Anna Viggedal, Design Lead at Ericsson ONE, asks the query: “What if mobility systems were designed for equal rights for everyone, and came with a small CO2 footprint?”

Mobility, in essence, is about offering individuals with entry to one thing – whether or not this entry be granted nearly or by bodily shifting one thing.

“In an urban context, this raises questions around digital public spaces. Do they exist today? And how can we design them to be equally safe and accessible for everyone, instead of increasing divides?” says Anna.

A spread of applied sciences can allow this. Data and connectivity are central to this concept, not solely mobile applied sciences like 5G, but additionally social applied sciences. Remote entry applied sciences and combined actuality are the obvious, and Anna believes we’ll start to see combined actuality tech grow to be extra mainstream and inexpensive over the approaching years. 

Anna’s background is in industrial design engineering and strategic product design, and he or she’s concerned with exploring how digital behaviors are at present affecting our idea of bodily area and vice versa.

What if fixing the world’s most urgent points was our place to begin?

Marcus Gårdman, Lead Design Technologist at Ericsson ONE, asks: “What if the UN’s sustainable development goals were actually a blueprint for the future of telecoms?”

Over the years it’s grow to be more and more obvious that the ICT business (and the telecom business specifically) has the potential to create a robust constructive impression on the world and its inhabitants – if we take an empathetic, humble and accountable strategy.

“A fundamental starting point for this is to ensure that we are addressing real problems and opportunities. Given the state of the world (even pre-COVID-19), what really matters to a huge amount of people today are things like eliminating poverty, creating gender equality and addressing climate change – all of which are encapsulated in the sustainable development goals,” says Marcus.

Broad as they’re, Marcus believes these targets can be utilized as beginning factors – or tips – for additional inquiry, permitting us to establish the position of ICT and telecoms on the subject of addressing the world’s greatest challenges.

“The sustainable development goals can be used not just as a compass, but to ignite innovation,” he provides.

There are a number of applied sciences and options which are serving to us attain these targets, such because the internet of skills and robotic medical examinations – however 5G connectivity is what’s actually on the coronary heart of sustainable improvement. 

How will we enhance accessibility with out rising bodily journey?

Marcus Nyberg, Insights Lead at Ericsson ONE, is trying past conventional transport methods, and contemplating ways in which we will allow entry to individuals, companies and locations with out essentially having to journey bodily.

Marcus asks the next questions:

  • What if it wasn’t simply speedy motion that was seen as the last word success?
  • What if we redefined how we strategy peoples’ accessibility wants to higher align with wider environmental and social targets?
  • What if we mixed mobility options, bodily proximity to companies and distant connectivity in additional clever methods?

Depending on the context and software, there’ll be completely different necessities on 5G community capabilities, reminiscent of the flexibility to ship and obtain enormous quantities of knowledge, safe millisecond-level responses to requests, make the most of highly effective computing assets, and so forth. However, by making these capabilities accessible for innovation, we will allow a variety of companions to develop extra sustainable options based mostly on their wants.

Marcus works carefully with companions and colleagues to discover how rising applied sciences will help deal with international challenges, and strives to develop concepts and options that result in new methods of addressing societal and particular person wants.

Would you want to start out innovating with Ericsson ONE? We’d love to hear from you.

Further studying

How design thinking can improve technology forecasting

Using 5G and augmented reality to bring historical events to life

Accelerating the arrival of autonomous vehicles

Learn extra about Ericsson ONE.

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