I Asked Artificial Intelligence Future Business Ideas: The Ultimate List of 100 Mind-blowing Business Innovations for 2030 and Beyond | by Fahri Karakas | Jan, 2023
What will be some of the most critical business innovations of the next few decades? What kind of business areas and opportunities will emerge until 2030 and beyond?
Previously, I asked GPT ten questions to help us prepare for 2030, and you can find the responses generated by AI here. In this article, I have built on these experiments and asked GPT to make a list of exciting future jobs.
Here is the methodology I followed: I used the following prompt or its variations about 50 times on OpenAI Playground:
“What are the most surprising and mind-blowing business innovations of the future? Name exciting, new, mind-blowing, insightful, underrated, surprising, and non-obvious entrepreneurial ideas for 2030 and beyond.”
I have then curated the best 100 business innovations among 400+ ones recommended by OpenAI Playground (GPT).
When choosing these top 100 business innovations, I have favoured the ‘wow’ factor.
The ultimate test of whether to include an innovation area in this list was determined by the following questions or sentiments:
- Am I really excited by this area of innovation?
- Do I believe that novel, exciting, and impactful businesses will emerge in these areas?
- Is there a “Wow” feeling in my stomach when I see this innovation area and its description?
That is how I curated the following list of 100 business innovations of the future. I followed my gut feeling and my taste during the process of curation. I tried to choose the ones that opened my mind to new possibilities.
All these ideas were written by OpenAI Playground. I tried to eliminate obvious ideas or repetitions, although there might be repetitions in some of the ideas presented below.
I spent about 4 hours to create or curate this list. It was the best 4 hours I spent today — I loved working with GPT to delve into the exciting world of tomorrow’s businesses.
I realized that GPT is a great partner in exploring future innovations, and perhaps even in designing and creating them. As such, the following list will capture the interest of entrepreneurs, business leaders, inventors, innovators, polymaths, futurists, policy makers, educators, and technologists.
I would call this list: “The Ultimate List of Future Business Innovations Powered by AI”.
The list is not comprehensive since I can easily expand this list to 400 innovations or more. The list is also not objective, it is shaped my tastes and curiosities, plus those of GPT.
Without further due, the list is below.
1. Blockchain-Powered Cloud Super-Computing Cluster: Over the past few years, blockchain technology has been gaining traction as an effective way of tracking and verifying digital assets. Consequently, the technology could be leveraged to create a super-computing cluster powered by a distributed ledger that can handle tremendous data loads faster than anything presently available. This would be a private, secure, and reliable cloud-based platform for distributed application development and cloud storage.
2. Wearable Biometric Health Sensor System: The future of health technology is constantly developing. Wearable biometric sensors and medical devices can be used to track vital signs, detect blood pressure, electrocardiographic signals, and more. The information gathered can be used to detect illness, monitor physical activity, and improve overall health. Even more exciting is the potential of such systems to integrate with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to provide personalized care to the user.
3. Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Autonomous vehicle technology has been steadily increasing in sophistication and ubiquity over the past few years. Self-driving cars and trucks, unsupervised delivery bots, and electric scooters are now all realities in some cities, and the trend is likely to continue as the technology improves. Autonomous technologies offer enormous potential for improving not just transportation, but also safety, convenience, and environmental sustainability. Autonomous package delivery, for instance, could reduce the need for major road infrastructure upgrades, as well as reduce the use of fuel and emissions.
4. Humanoid Robotics: A growing number of companies are now working on developing advanced humanoid robots for use in a variety of settings. Humanoid robots possess an array of sensors that enable them to sense their surroundings and interact with the environment. Such robots can be used for a variety of applications including medical, agricultural, educational, and entertainment uses. Humanoid robots can be programmed to take part in surgeries, operate industrial machinery, and even provide companionship to the elderly.
5. Virtual Reality Shopping Technology: Virtual reality (VR) technology has reached a level of maturity that allows it to be applied to a variety of tasks, one of which is retail. By combining VR with augmented reality, shopping technology can be used to replicate the traditional shopping experience in a virtual environment. This technology can be used to create virtual showrooms, allowing buyers to experience a product before they make the purchase. Moreover, customers can customize their purchases in the virtual world and cause the changes to be reflected in the real-world product.
6. 3D Printing With Waste Materials: 3D printing technology has been in use for a number of years for a variety of purposes. However, a recent development involves using waste materials to create 3D printed objects. 3D printing with waste materials is economically and environmentally beneficial. It not only reduces the amount of waste created but also provides a way to recycle materials while creating useful products. The technology could be used to not only improve product designs but also create new markets for recycled materials.
7. Mesh Network as a Service: Mesh networks could soon be an alternative to traditional networks as an end-to-end solution. This type of network uses a decentralized approach, allowing for significantly more scalability and security than what is possible with current technology. Mesh networks rely on tiny connected devices, or “nodes”, that act as distributed antennas. These nodes enable devices to connect to each other without the need for an internet connection, creating a true distributed network. This technology could enable the development of improved communications and data transfer systems, making them easier to deploy in areas with limited access to traditional networks.
8. Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT): The robot revolution is well underway, with many of the world’s leading companies investing heavily in robotics. The Internet of Robotic Things is a new concept pioneered by leading companies that enables robots to be connected to the internet and used to react to and interact with the environment in a variety of ways. This technology could be applied in a variety of settings ranging from industrial automation to home robotics. The potential of IoRT is vast and could revolutionize many industries in the near future.
9. Quantum Computing: Quantum computing is one of the most exciting fields of research at the moment. Quantum computers demonstrate the ability to process and analyze data faster, and more accurately than classical computers. This innovation could revolutionize fields ranging from cryptography, telecommunication, financial algorithmic trading, and many more. In addition, quantum computing also provides superior security and reliability when compared to traditional technologies.
10. Molecular Manufacturing: Molecular manufacturing is an emerging field of study that seeks to develop revolutionary nano-manufacturing technologies. By leveraging advances in nanotechnology and molecular biology, it seeks to create self-replicating and self-organizing machines on the nanometer scale. This could lead to the development of new materials and products, as well as streamlined and more efficient manufacturing processes. Molecular manufacturing promises to revolutionize the world and drastically reduce the energy and resource consumption related to traditional large-scale manufacturing processes.
11. Autonomous Aviation Cluster: Autonomous aviation (AA) is an emerging technology that will revolutionize how people and goods are transported. The autonomous aviation cluster consists of a series of aircrafts connected to one another in a way that allows them to work together to transport passengers and cargo much more efficiently than traditional air travel. The cluster could reduce the amount of time it takes to transport passengers from one location to another, and make it easier to transport bulky objects such as medical equipment, food, and other necessary goods. As a result, it could revolutionize the way businesses operate by allowing products to be delivered more quickly, leading to an increase in profits. Furthermore, it could open up new opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking to come up with innovative solutions to problems faced by businesses.
12. Next-Gen Satellites: Currently, most satellites used for telecommunication are in geostationary orbit, which requires them to be positioned too far away from the surface of the Earth to gather data at a fast rate. By developing a new generation of satellites known as Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, which orbit at a much lower altitude, it may be possible to create a network of satellites that can provide data a hundred times faster than current communication systems. Such a network could enable businesses to access the data they need instantaneously, optimising the efficiency of operations, and providing significant cost savings.
13. Robotic Smart Factories: Industry automation has been increasing over the last couple decades, but robotic smart factories are expected to take automation to the next level in the near future. By implementing AI, robotics, and data-driven decision making, these factories could be designed to optimise the efficiency of each process while keeping costs down. Additionally, smart factories would be able to anticipate potential problems before they even arise, allowing businesses to take fast corrective action if necessary. Such technology would result in a major competitive advantage for businesses that took advantage of the technology, and it could pave the way for a new wave of entrepreneurship and innovation.
14. Smart Marketplace Networks: Smart marketplaces could revolutionize the way e-commerce is conducted by providing a platform where buyers and sellers are connected over an AI-powered network. Such a marketplace would not only provide buyers and sellers with a more convenient buying and selling experience, but it could also create new opportunities for businesses to increase their profits by analyzing the data generated during transactions, and using it to optimize their services. This could in turn lead tounique and innovative products and services, as businesses are able to take advantage of the data to come up with innovations that would otherwise be impossible.
15. Autonomous Energy: Autonomous energy is a concept where energy is produced and managed autonomously, without any external oversight or control. This energy could be generated from sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and other sources, and it could be stored in large batteries which can then be used to power homes, businesses, and other locations. Autonomous energy could provide businesses and households with an alternative to the traditional grid system, potentially leading to huge cost savings, as well as increased reliability. In addition, it could help reduce the environmental impact of energy production, making it a key part of the future of sustainable development.
16. Smart Food: Smart food will be a revolutionary food revolution in the future. Smart food will be enhanced through artificial intelligence and computer-brain interfacing to provide unique and nutritionally potent food that helps with physical and cognitive health, while also helping humans to stay mentally alert and active throughout their lives. Smart food will feature a combination of engineering and biotechnology that will produce food substances that will be tailored to get maximum nutrients and seek out nutritional compounds that will help boost cognition and physical development. Smart food could potentially be connected to humans’ cognitive activities to give real-time feedback, and can be tailored to the individual in order to meet the specific needs of its user. By using AI-assisted food engineering, the nutritional value of food will be significantly improved, while minimizing the chemicals needed to preserve it.
17. Flying Cars: Flying cars will become the car of the future. Flying cars will be autonomous aerial vehicles that are able to fly quicker and farther than traditional vehicles. They will have hover capabilities and will be able to take off and land vertically, eliminating the need for airports. The ability to fly cars will open up huge new possibilities for transportation. They could be used to help reduce traffic congestion, travel to remote areas, and shorten travel times substantially — allowing for a greater quality of life for many people. The autonomous aspect of these vehicles means that anyone, regardless of experience, can use them. Flying cars will also likely have drone capabilities, making it possible to fly and deliver packages without the need for a driver.
18. Brain-Computer Interfacing: Brain-computer interfacing (BCI) will be a revolutionary next step in homeographic technology. BCI will enable humans to connect to machines or computers with their brains, enabling them to access and control digital devices using just their thoughts. This technology will open up a whole new world of possibilities. For example, BCI could be used to control and override the need for physical keys and passwords to gain access to systems or provide a secure form of authentication. It could also be used to control robots or appliances in the future home, making everyday life more efficient and convenient.
19. Personalized Health Care: Personalized health care will be a prominent feature of the future healthcare sector. By integrating artificial intelligence and genetic data, personalized health care will enable medical professionals to provide citizens with personalized, individualized medical treatments and advice. AI-driven applications can predict a person’s genetic risks and analyze an individual’s medical history in order to provide tailored treatments and advice that are personalized to their exact needs. Personalized health care will enable medical professionals to provide people with more effective treatments, advice, and lifestyle changes tailored to individual health needs.
20. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are robotic machines that are able to explore, survey and monitor underwater environments for a variety of applications, including environmental monitoring and ocean exploration. This technology has been around for several decades, but advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics will help to make AUVs even more valuable in the future. These robots are able to travel at high speeds, collect data, and even explore and take pictures of the depths of the sea. With the help of AI, the data that these robots collect can be analyzed in real-time and used to make more informed decisions.
21. Augmented Reality Shopping: Augmented reality (AR) shopping will be a revolutionary step in the future of e-commerce. Rather than using computers to make online purchases, customers will be able to use virtual reality or augmented reality to shop. AR shopping will allow customers to not only see what they are purchasing, but to also experience it before they purchase it. By using AR headsets and other AR devices, users will be able to explore different products and view them in 3D before making a purchase. This technology will greatly improve the overall shopping experience and will allow consumers to make better, more informed buying decisions.
22. AI-Driven Autonomous Warehouses: Autonomous warehouses powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) can revolutionize the way we store and manage inventory. These AI-driven warehouses would run on software that can self-manage and analyze data, detect anomalies, and direct robotic workers to take corrective action. These autonomous warehouses can also optimize resource allocation and inventory, decrease human intervention and labor costs, and improve warehouse efficiency. They can even be modeled on ready-made robotic systems and integrated into an existing warehouse.
23. Smart City Planning: Smart cities are enabled by a range of technologies that help city planners, administrators, and citizens to gain a better understanding of the built environment, urban systems and services, and better climate resilience and sustainability. Such applications include smart city kits that integrate sensors, building management and communication infrastructure, AI-driven analytics systems, interactive maps, and AR/VR platforms. Smart city planning also helps to bridge the digital divide, bringing advanced digital interactions to underserved areas and democratize access to urban services such as transportation, safety, education and public services.
24. Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS): Blockchain technology provides decentralized, secure and transparent data storage and tracking of identities, transactions, and assets. With the development of advanced blockchain-based applications, Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) will soon become commonplace and should be leveraged as a service to streamline operations and efficiently track data. This technology can help companies speed up development, reduce costs, ensure consistent execution of contracts, facilitate asset management, and save resources by reducing the need for manual processes.
25. Augmented Biochemical Engineering: Augmented biochemical engineering integrates the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and computing to create living organisms with engineered genetic material. Such organisms, dubbed “SynBiotics”, can be used to engineer proteins and other molecules to perform engineered functions, manage chemical pathways for desired outcomes, manipulate the human microbiome, and even create novel useful products like new drugs and fuel sources.
26. Urban Future Mobility: Urban Future Mobility is the application of advanced driverless technologies that help create new networked systems of transportation and mobility. This may involve electric, autonomous cars and buses that integrate electric vehicle fleet management platforms, shared electric and autonomous vehicles, 5G networks for communication and streaming, smart location-based services, artificial intelligence-enabled analytics, as well as environmental and climate responsive infrastructures.
27. Sustainable Textile Manufacturing: Textile manufacturing has been traditionally associated with negative environmental impacts, but it could soon get a sustainable makeover. New age technologies such as 3D printing and biomaterials help create sustainable items such as clothing, footwear and accessories made out of biodegradable, vegan and compostable materials (e.g. algae, biobased plastics, natural dyes and cotton). Such technology can help reduce raw material input while enabling efficient production and faster time to market.
28. Autonomous Humanoid Robots: Autonomous humanoid robots have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the physical world. Through AI-enabled “sense of touch”, such robots can be made to detect objects, people and surroundings, interpret commands, and follow instructions. This can be leveraged for a range of applications such as assistance for elderly, healthcare and rehabilitation, hospitality and entertainment, and even rural development.
29. Regenerative Medicine: Regenerative medicine is a domain of experimental and commercial technology that seeks to repair and regenerate tissue lost or damaged due to injury or disease. The technology involves the use of stem cells, organoids, gene editing, tissue engineering and biomaterials to regenerate parts of the body or entire organs. Such technology has the potential to become an entirely new industry that could lead to major advancements and improved range of treatments in healthcare.
30. Floating farms: The concept of floating farms is a new way of growing and producing food, more efficiently and cost-effectively. The premise is based around a floating island which is designed to feed off nutrients from the surrounding bodies of water and grow crops. This eliminates the need for land farming and allows farmers to access more innovative techniques, such as automated irrigation and vertical farming. This can also help with conserving water and reducing runoff, as the nitrates stay in the water, thus leading to a healthier ecosystem.
31. Private aerial transportation networks: Private aerial transportation networks such as passenger drones, fly cars, and autonomous electric-powered helicopters will provide faster, safer, and more cost-effective journeys between towns and cities. These networks have the potential to drastically reduce travel time and allow people to avoid long and expensive commutes, while also reducing the number of cars on the road.
32. Hydrogen-powered automobiles: Hydrogen-powered automobiles are being developed to reduce pollution and our dependency on fossil fuels. These cars generate power from hydrogen fuel cells, and use the energy to move the car. This technology does not emit any pollutants, and thus, helps in reducing air pollution. In addition, these cars are extremely energy-efficient, thus also reducing fuel costs.
33. Aquaponics systems: Aquaponics systems combine traditional aquaculture and hydroponics to create healthy and environmentally friendly food production systems. In aquaponics systems, the fish fertilizer is used as a natural fertilizer to grow hydroponic crops, while the crops also help filter the water for the fish. This system eliminates the need for synthetic fertilizers, reduces water consumption, and produces healthy crops in a much shorter time.
34. Virtual Reality Spaces: Virtual reality spaces are going to become integral to many aspects of our lives in the near future. A number of applications such as gaming, business meetings and educational environments already exist for virtual reality, wherein user’s can interact with objects, environments and each other in new and innovative ways. Virtual reality also has the potential to revolutionize the tourism industry by allowing users to experience distant places from the comfort of their own homes.
35. Drone Delivery: Drone delivery has the potential to revolutionize the delivery industry by allowing companies to deliver goods and products more quickly and securely. This technology can help reduce the costs of delivery and distribution, while also eliminating human labor, thus reducing costs further. Additionally, the drones have the potential to act as a last-mile delivery solution, delivering goods within minutes of order placement.
36. Hyperloop: The concept of a Hyperloop is an advanced transportation system that can transport passengers and goods at speeds up to 500 mph. It is being developed in order to reduce the time taken to get from one place to another. It utilizes pods that travel inside a sealed vacuum tube, thus reducing air resistance and friction, and providing smoother and faster travel experiences. The Hyperloop technology also has the potential to reduce air pollution, as the pods run on renewable energy sources.
37. Automated Personal Health Monitoring: Automated personal health monitoring is an innovative technology that uses sensors to collect data about a person’s health, diet, and physical activity on a daily basis and send it to a healthcare provider for analysis. The technology is still in its nascent stage of development, but it is possible that with its rapid adoption, it could revolutionize the way we manage our healthcare. With automated personal health monitoring, it would be easier and more efficient for healthcare providers to monitor and update a person’s health status and make treatment decisions more quickly. This could eventually reduce the number of office visits, save money on healthcare spending, and ultimately, improve the overall patient experience.
38. Virtual Personal Assistants: Virtual personal assistants use artificial intelligence to offer personalized services to its users. From navigating complex tasks to providing real-time personalized information, virtual personal assistants can do it all. This technology will allow users to personalize the way they interact with their surroundings and automate tedious tasks. Companies can use this technology to boost their customer service capabilities, increasing user engagement and loyalty.
39. Automated Kitchens: Automated kitchens remove the need for a traditional chef or cook and offer an efficient way to prepare food. Companies can use this technology to reduce the cost of labor and reduce the risk of human error. Automated kitchens can also provide customers with healthier and more customized meals with greater precision and accuracy.
40. Blockhain-Powered Supply Chains: Companies can use blockchain technology to revolutionize their supply chains, creating a more efficient and transparent process. Blockchain-powered supply chains use digital “smart contracts” to automate transactions, ensuring that payments and deliveries occur instantly, securely, and without human error. This technology can also track the movement of goods throughout the supply chain, allowing companies to maintain better control over their shipments and inventory.
41. 3D Printing of Food: 3D printing of food isn’t just food “replicators” from sci-fi movies. Instead, it’s a new, cutting-edge technology that’s gaining significant traction. 3D printing of food allows us to create custom-made, ultra-nutritious meals that are tailored to specific tastes and dietary requirements. Rather than wasting time shopping for ingredients and preparing meals, we could just hit print and enjoy the meal.
42. Autonomous Solar Trains: Autonomous solar trains could revolutionize the transportation industry by allowing for faster travel times, increased energy efficiency, and better safety for passengers. Autonomous solar trains could use onboard sensors and computer systems to navigate the railway track without a human conductor directing it. The system would be powered by solar energy, which could be collected from solar panels mounted on the roof of the train. This would reduce the amount of energy needed to power the system and the emissions of greenhouse gases from the train. The trains could be equipped with efficient braking systems, allowing them to travel more quickly and safely while consuming less energy.
43. Autonomous Underwater Farms: Autonomous underwater farms offer the potential for companies to produce food, energy and materials in an eco-friendly way. The farms could be equipped with sensors, robotic arms, and autonomous vehicles to create large, floating underwater farms for growing aquatic plants and vegetables. The sensors could track the plants’ growth process, providing the data needed to optimize production. The robotic arms could harvest crops and the autonomous vehicles could be used to transport the goods from the underwater farms to the surface.
44. Robotic Medical Assistants: Robotic medical assistants could help to improve the care given to patients by completing a variety of tasks quickly and efficiently. The robots could be programmed to inquire about the patient’s medical history, analyze medical images, offer medical advice and even perform minor surgery. They could communicate with doctors in an interactive and efficient way, while eliminating the need for lengthy patient visits. These robots could help to reduce the workload of medical staff and lead to improved healthcare outcomes.
45. Artificial Intelligence Chattel: Artificial intelligence chattel could become an essential household item in the future. The AI chattel would be similar to a digital assistant, but with an enhanced level of intelligence and autonomous capability. It could recognize your voice and understand the intent of your commands. It could suggest activities, services or other items you should investigate. Chattel could take orders for goods and services, forward messages and even provide entertainment. It could become an essential part of your home and daily life.
46. Autonomous Construction Machines: Autonomous robotic construction machines could revolutionize the construction and building industry. These machines could be sent to sites to drill, level, and construct buildings, highways, bridges and more with minimal human intervention. Autonomous construction machines could work tirelessly for long periods of time and could be programmed to complete specific tasks with precision. They could drastically reduce the amount of manpower and costs associated with constructing large-scale building projects.
47. Maglev Transport Networks: In the future, transportation networks could be greatly improved through the use of magnetic levitation technology. Maglev transports could dramatically reduce travel times between cities. Imagine being able to travel from one side of the country to the other in a fraction of the time it would normally take. Maglev transport systems could be used to link major cities and industrial hubs, making it easier and more efficient to traverse large distances.
48. AI-Powered Agriculture: Artificial intelligence and machine learning could be leveraged to create more efficient and productive agricultural practices. AI-powered agriculture could be used to improve crop yields, reduce water consumption, and optimize pest control. Additionally, AI could be used to detect diseases, pests, and other environmental factors that could harm crops. Furthermore, AI could be used to improve forecasts of crop yields, helping farmers accurately plan ahead.
49. Education Technologies: Educational technologies could be used to revolutionize the way students learn. AI-based learning systems could be used to create personalized curricula tailored to the individual student. Virtual and augmented reality systems could be used to give students a unique learning experience. Furthermore, educational games could be used to engage students and make learning more fun.
50. Smart Energy Grid: Smart energy grids could be used to make energy production and distribution more efficient. Smart grids could be used to optimize energy production and usage by monitoring energy usage in different regions. Smart grids could be used to detect and prevent blackouts, optimize the amounts of energy being produced, and even store energy for future use. Additionally, smart grids could make renewable energy sources more widely available and efficient.
51. Space Exploration Technologies: Space exploration technologies could enable humankind to explore further into the universe than ever before. Technologies like ion propulsion and 3D printing could be used to send probes and even manned missions farther away than ever before. By gathering data and conducting research, space exploration technologies could also enable us to better understand our universe. Furthermore, space exploration technologies could even be used to establish habitats outside our planet.
52. Bioengineering: Bioengineering has already enabled us to create genetically modified crops and animals, but the future of bioengineering looks even more promising. In the future, bioengineering could be used to create living structures such as homes and buildings, as well as medicines and other products. Bioengineering could also be used to create artificial organs and even modify the human genome. The possibilities are endless.
53. Autonomous Home-Building Robots: Autonomous home-building robots, powered by AI and robotics, could be used to construct houses and other buildings. The robots could be programmed with customizable patterns and could work autonomously to build structures using 3D printed materials and other components. This could drastically reduce the cost of constructing a house and could completely change the way we think about construction.
54. Generative Design AI: Generative design AI refers to algorithms that use computer-aided design (CAD) to generate 3D designs for products, such as furniture and electronics. The AI could take into account parameters such as load-bearing capacities, manufacturing methods and materials, etc. and produce optimized designs that are manufacturable and cost-effective. This could revolutionize the way we design and manufacture products, allowing companies to quickly test and implement new ideas.
55. 5G Enabled Smart City: The introduction of 5G technology could enable the development of “smart cities”. These cities would use a wide array of sensors, connected vehicles, analytics, and other technologies to improve and monitor the functioning of their infrastructure, as well as provide citizens with more efficient services. For example, cities could serve as “testing grounds” where new technologies can be tested and rolled out in a more controlled environment.
56. 3D Printed Buildings: 3D printing technology has been around for decades, but it’s becoming increasingly advanced. There are now 3D printers that can offer built-in materials, such as metal or concrete, enabling them to construct fully assembled houses in a matter of days. 3D printing technology could revolutionize the construction industry and enable the faster and cheaper production of homes.
57. Autonomous Drone Deliveries: Autonomous drones could be used to deliver items such as food, medicine, or other goods. The drones could navigate via GPS, identify items, and deliver them to their destination. This could reduce delivery times and eliminate the need for human delivery drivers.
58. VR & AR for Education: Virtual and augmented reality technologies could be used to create interactive, immersive educational experiences. For example, a virtual biology lab could be created where students can explore different environments and interact with organisms in an engaging way. Alternatively, augmented reality could allow teachers to add extra context to a classroom scene, essentially making learning more explorative and interactive.
59. Autonomous Taxi Service: Autonomous cars powered by AI algorithms and sensitive sensors empower an efficient transportation network. This could reduce the need for private car ownership and allow people to effortlessly book a car to take them wherever they need to go. Autonomous taxi services could be set up that use contextual data and machine learning to predict demand and provide quick and reliable services.
60. Smart Weather Forecasts: Smart weather forecasting services could save countless lives by providing advanced and context-aware weather forecasts. These services could draw from satellite data, climate forecasts, and use machine learning algorithms to provide detailed and accurate predictions of weather events such as floods, hurricanes, heat waves, etc.
61. Teleportation: Teleportation is an idea that has been explored by science fiction writers for years. The concept is that people can be “beamed” from one location to another. Though it’s a far-fetched idea for the moment, researchers are beginning to explore the possibility of using quantum entanglement to make teleportation possible in the far future.
62. Smart Wallpapers: Smart wallpaper is a concept that uses conductive ink and sensors to allow smart devices to be mounted on walls. This could allow homeowners to control their devices from anywhere in the room and to implement customised functions. For example, the wallpaper could detect movement and light, as well as act as a communication hub for other connected devices.
63. Space Tourism for the Masses: Space tourism, or astrotourism, allows ordinary consumers to travel into space and experience its wonders in person. At present, only the world’s wealthiest can afford to take advantage of space tourism experiences, such as those offered by companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin. However, advances in technology — as well as a shift in regulations — are making space tourism more accessible and increasingly affordable for the masses. As such, space tourism companies will have the opportunity to serve an exponentially greater number of consumers, greatly expanding the potential market. Space tourism is driven by a number of different technological advancements, ranging from the development of reusable rocket technology to the commercialization of orbital space habitats. This technology stands to revolutionize the way humans engage with space, transforming it from an environment reserved for science and research into a hub for leisure activity and tourism.
64. Autonomous Robotic Manufacturing: Robots have been used in manufacturing for decades, yet autonomous technology holds the potential to drastically improve the industry. Businesses will be able to deploy fleets of precision robots with machine learning capabilities — capable of identifying defects and rapidly performing intricate manufacturing tasks while consuming fewer resources and generating fewer waste products. Autonomous robotic manufacturing will not only reduce the overall cost of labor, but also reduce the amount of time it takes to produce their products — enabling businesses to move faster and respond to customer demands in real-time. As autonomous robotics become increasingly sophisticated, they will be able to integrate into a variety of environments and automate safety procedures — offering businesses unprecedented control over production processes and reducing the risk of costly accidents. Ultimately, autonomous robotic manufacturing stands to revolutionize the way products are produced, paving the way for a more efficient and sustainable manufacturing industry.
65. Hyperloop Transportation: The hyperloop is a revolutionary form of transportation that utilizes a vacuum-sealed tube to transport freight and passengers at speeds of up to 600 miles per hour. This technology stands to radically alter the way humans travel — drastically cutting down the time it takes to get from one place to another and reducing the cost of transportation, in addition to its environmental benefits. The hyperloop is revolutionizing transportation on a global scale — offering a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional railways and planes, as well as providing new connections between cities, thereby facilitating regional collaboration and economic growth. Furthermore, the hyperloop has the potential to become the backbone of a new high-speed transportation network — offering real-time connections between faraway locations and improving access to goods and services. Ultimately, the hyperloop will provide an efficient way to move passengers and goods faster and cheaper than ever before.
66. Clean Water Production: With the rise of climate change and over-population, water scarcity and access to clean drinking water will become increasingly important in the years to come. In 2100, advanced water-cleaning technologies like reverse osmosis and nanofiltration will be widely used to filter, clean, and purify drinking water. This technology will help reduce the impact of drought, global warming, and other environmental issues on water availability.
67. Biophilic Architecture: In the future, biophilic architecture is likely to be a prevalent trend. Biophilic architecture is a practice of designing buildings and other structures that are in harmony with nature and provide for the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of their occupants. This type of architecture makes use of natural materials like plants, rock, and soil, and combines them in an aesthetically pleasing manner that also has a lower carbon footprint.
68. Carbon Recycling Plants: In the future, carbon recycling plants will be commonplace. Carbon recycling plants are a sustainable way of taking carbon dioxide emissions and using them to create new materials, such as concrete and steel. The process uses carbon capture technology to capture the carbon dioxide emissions and then separates the carbon into usable components. The technology is still under development, but it has the potential to revolutionize how energy production, storage and usage is managed in the future.
69. Holo-Workers — Holo-Workers are holographic apparitions that take the place of live employees in the workplace. Holo-Workers are created using advanced technology to replicate a real person, and they will be programmed with the knowledge and skills of a real person. Employees can control these holographic workers remotely, allowing them to stay in the office, away from the office, or even out of state without missing work. Holo-Workers can also be programmed to react like real employees, just like living colleagues, which can help in achieving a cohesive work environment.
70. FlyXperience — FlyXperience is a flying transport system designed to connect people to remote and difficult-to-reach places. It consists of a smartphone-controlled flying vehicle, equipped with a Virtual Reality headset, that can be used for pleasure trips or for business purposes. The vehicle is able to fly autonomously and to carry items up to 50 kilos, making it ideal for transporting goods, carrying out surveillance missions, and scouting dangerous terrains.
71. Biometric Authentication Technologies — Biometric Authentication technologies will use physical characteristics such as fingerprints, iris scans and voice recognition to authenticate users. This increasingly popular form of machine learning technology will not only make it more difficult for would-be hackers to gain access to sensitive data, it will also remove the need for previously cumbersome authentication processes, such as passwords and pins. The implementation of such technologies will mark a new era of security, where businesses can rest easy knowing that their data is safe from prying eyes.
72. Self-Healing Computing Infrastructure: Self-healing computing infrastructure utilizes self-correcting algorithms to detect and effectively repair inevitable errors in hardware or software without resorting to manually fixing the problem. The use of algorithms to detect errors and automatically repair them ensures that systems are as reliable and secure as possible. This could be huge for businesses which rely on data, as it means fewer outages and less time wasted trying to fix problems.
73. Water Mining: As water resources continue to diminish, mining for it is becoming increasingly important. Companies are beginning to develop the technology needed to actually mine for water from an underground sea, or from an otherwise unhealthy environment. This technology could help to ensure sufficient water resources in areas of the world where it is scarce. In addition, it can be used to turn unusable water into usable, non-toxic water for reuse.
74. Microfarm Urban Greenhouses: Microfarms in urban greenhouses will give people access to pesticide-free, natural, and fresh produce on a global scale. By growing food in shipping containers or other stackable greenhouses, space will be saved and efficient production of food will be possible. This will help reduce the environmental impact of food transport and reduce food waste.
75. Ambient Computing: Ambient computing or “intelligent environment” is an encompassing term for a network of objects that use sensors and communication protocols to interact with their environment, as well as with each other and human operators. This can include voice-controlled assistants and smart home appliances, but it also involves connected consumer goods, artificial intelligence, robotics, and more. This technology will provide a more intuitive user-experience, and could eventually create data-driven business models that capitalize on the latest trends in robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT).
76. AI-Driven Career Pathway Solutions: AI-driven career and talent mapping solutions will revolutionize the recruitment process by quickly identifying applicants’ strengths and weaknesses, allowing employers to better align job seekers with the right roles. Not only could candidates gain more precise career advice and direction, but employers could focus their efforts on those most suited to the job without costly and time-consuming assessments. This technology has numerous advantages, including faster hiring and onboarding, cost savings, and reduced risk.
77. Airborne Real Estate: With the development of advanced airship technology, homeowners will become able to move their homes freely and quickly through the sky. In areas experiencing high demand and sky-high property prices, this will open up new possibilities for affording real estate, such as living on an airship. By hiring a professional to navigate the airship, homeowners will be able to move their home whenever they wish.
78. Flying Car Sharing: Flying cars are an exciting prospect, but they are also out of reach for many of us. That is why a new business concept of flying car sharing will emerge in the future. This idea proposes a model where customers can purchase a portion of a shared flying car to use for a limited number of hours each month. The rental service can be used for transportation, leisure, or sightseeing, or perhaps as an experience for those who have never before been up in the air.
79. Floating Retreats: Floating retreats are a unique concept that can be used to provide an exclusive getaway experience. These structures would be made from buoyant materials and located near interesting marine locations. The structures could be used for activities such as diving or snorkeling, as well as for dining and lounging in luxurious comfort with no land around.
80. Memory Preservation: Memory preservation is a ground-breaking science that aims to record the memories of a person and then store them in the cloud. This technology would enable people to view, transfer, or even erase their memories. By accessing the memories, people will be able to experience their most cherished moments over and over again. This can also have medical advantages, as it could be used to treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
81. Vertical Farming: By 2050, vertical farming will become a more prevalent method of food production. This type of farming takes place in a vertically stacked layers of soil and plants, making it ideal for producing crops in urban areas. Businesses that specialize in vertical farming will be able to supply fresh produce to grocery stores, restaurants, and even local farmers markets.
82. Telepathic Technology: Telepathy is the ability to communicate with others through mere thoughts. In the future, telepathic technology will allow individuals to communicate with each other without having to speak. This could revolutionize communication and enable people to receive and transmit messages and data more easily and quickly. Furthermore, this technology could be used in businesses to facilitate more efficient communication. This will enable business leaders to easily exchange information without the need to have physical meetings and could enable fast and efficient decisions to be made.
83. Zero Waste & Circular Economies — In this model, businesses are incentivized to minimize their production costs by eliminating raw material waste and incentivizing the use of recycled materials. In addition, companies can adopt methods of cradle-to-cradle product design and production, which means that the manufacturing process is geared towards creating products that are either reusable or biodegradable. This model is being implemented successfully in multiple industries, such as the fashion industry and food production.
84. Space Mining: Technology has enabled us to reach further into the universe and explore in unprecedented ways. Space exploration and research have always been expensive and labor intensive, however advances in spacecraft automation will enable businesses the ability to explore off-planet safely, reliably, and profitably. Space mining can provide entrepreneurs with a multitude of resources that can be used to develop and commercialize commodities on Earth. Companies will be able to use space-bound robotic automatons to pilot spacecrafts and collect interplanetary rock and materials needed to extract resources like rare Earth elements and other commodities. Space mining can also be used for mining on planets themselves, enabling companies to extract materials from extraterrestrial habitats such as the Moon and Mars and bringing these resources to the Earth’s economy.
85. Space Tourism and Leisure: The occasional visiting space shuttle and the International Space Station have routinely demonstrated the capability for humans to live and work freely in space. Businesses will be able to leverage this potential to develop and bring to market organized space-based recreation and tourism thereby creating a space-based economy. Leisure-based opportunities can range from luxury resorts to space-oriented activities like zero-gravity sports and extreme exploration. Space tourism can also range beyond leisure activities and involve activities related to humanitarianism and research. Utilizing existing spacecrafts, companies can transport scientists and research crews to various space locations to investigate and understand phenomena in deep space, such as the far reaches of the solar system or even neighboring star systems.
86. Robotic Construction and Space Engineering: Robotic construction and space engineering will enable companies to create and deploy artificial structures in deep space for research, leisure, and other missions. Robotic systems will be able to set up bases and satellite camps, construct space habitats and towers, and deliver infrastructure to other planets and moons. Companies will be able to provide mission-based services and products, such as maintenance and repair work, to space-oriented operations. Robotic construction and space engineering can also be used in the production of multiple robotic automatons, such as satellite relays, solar power plants, and antenna arrays that can be used to improve communication and delivery network reliability in space. This can improve communications among teams and spacecrafts, helping them to make more informed decisions while they travel through space.
87. Zero Gravity Manufacturing: One challenge facing space exploration and manufacturing is the lack of gravity and its impacts on products. By utilizing 3D printing and robotics, zero gravity manufacturing enables products to be manufactured in the vacuum of space. With its minimal limitations, zero gravity manufacturing offers companies and entrepreneurs a completely new way to design and produce products much faster and with less waste.
88. Creative Financing Platforms: Creative financing platforms, similar to projects funded through crowdfunding, would provide funding opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop their innovative ideas. Through these platforms, investors would be able to select projects they view as having potential and make investments. Projects could come from anywhere in the world, enabling a larger pool of potential customers and investors to take part in innovative projects. The financing platforms would also act as a launching point for innovative ideas, connecting entrepreneurs with experts from various fields to help them shape their idea and gain needed assistance.
89. The Growth of Telepresence Businesses: In the future, businesses focused on the use of telepresence will become increasingly commonplace. Through the use of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and haptic technology, telepresence businesses will enable users to work from any location, have 3-dimensional conversations, and “attend” conferences and meetings without having to be physically present. Not only do telepresence businesses have the potential to cut down the need for travel and save businesses time, money, and resources, but they will also create a virtual space in which teams can communicate more effectively and foster collaboration on a global scale.
90. Decentralized Collaborative Economy: By 2050, the collaborative economy will take on a more decentralized form. Platforms such as decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and blockchain-based tokens will facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges and collaborative consumption of resources, enabling people to share a variety of assets and services. These new decentralized networks will enable businesses to leverage the combined power of their customers to create multitude of shared services, enable real-time micro-task marketplaces, and facilitate fractional ownership models.
91. 3D Printed Buildings: 3D printed buildings are one of the most exciting business innovations of the future. With the help of 3D printing technology, businesses of the future could produce quickly and efficiently designed buildings, homes, and apartments at a fraction of the cost. This technology could revolutionize the way we think about constructing buildings and even entire cities.
92. Liquid 3D Printing: Liquid 3D Printing (L3DP) is an emerging technology that could revolutionize the way products are designed, manufactured and distributed. L3DP involves the use of liquid or gel-based filaments, instead of traditional filaments, which can be melted, injected, or printed into a variety of shapes. This creates a new, advanced 3D printing platform allowing for greater accuracy and accuracy and flexibility with 3D printing. The potential for greater speed, precision, and customization could open up a world of possibilities for businesses and entrepreneurs looking for a competitive advantage.
93. Gamified Retail: Gamified retail is a type of retail store where customers can experience the product before they purchase it, and even earn points while they do so. This type of business model incentivizes customers to shop and builds a personal connection between customers and retailers. Businesses can use augmented reality, virtual reality and even AI-based mini-games to simulate the shopping experience for customers. Customers can also use the points they earn to redeem discounts and special offers.
94. Social Media Influencer Marketplace: As the demand for social media influencers continues to rise, businesses can take advantage of this by developing a social media influencer marketplace. This type of business model connects content creators, influencers, and brands in a single platform for customers to find the perfect influencer for their specific needs. Businesses can monetize this type of platform by charging influencers a fee to post their content on the platform and by charging customers for customized packages.
95. Personalized Medicine Entrepreneurship: Personalized medicine could revolutionize the medical industry, allowing physicians to customize treatments and medicines to perfectly fit each patient’s individual biochemistry. Entrepreneurs could create platforms to connect patients with personalized medical treatments to help improve their quality of life. These treatments could be tailored to each person’s individual genetics and lifestyle and administered using artificial intelligence and data science. Medical entrepreneurs could also develop products to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and to allow physicians to offer better preventative care.
96. Climate Change Solutions. Businesses in 2030 will have an unprecedented opportunity to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. Companies can look beyond traditional methods, such as reducing their carbon footprint, and focus on developing new solutions to combat global warming. As the world’s population continues to grow, businesses must focus on finding creative ways to resource and manage human settlements and consumption to preserve the planet. This could come in the form of innovative green technologies, artificial intelligence-driven climate change solutions, or entirely new approaches to solving the challenges posed by global warming.
97. Senior Companion Businesses: By mid-century, it is projected that seniors will form an even larger part of the population, with the United Nations estimating that the over-65 population will reach 1.3 billion worldwide by then. As a result, a large market and opportunity will arise for businesses related to senior care. A unique business model in this domain would be a senior companion business, supplying companionship to elderly people who are homebound or who want someone to talk to and interact with. The companion would provide the care recipient with companionship and conversation, as well as offer help with day-to-day activities, such as reading, shopping, light housekeeping, and pet care. In addition, the business could offer services such as meal preparation, errand running and transport, decluttering and organizing, and even virtual companionship.
98. Personal Life Curation: In a world where technology is becoming increasingly intertwined with our lives, the ability to optimize life will become a valuable service. This is where a personal life curation business can come in. Such a business would provide a personalized service to individuals which make an effort to optimize lifestyle and happiness, according to each person’s desires. The service would be tailored to an individual’s daily life goals and preferences, such as organizing their time, arranging for activities and experiences, assisting with communication, and tracking progress. In addition, this business could also provide advice on new activities, such as finding a job, maintaining relationships, and counseling.
99. Hyper-personalized Products and Services: In the future, businesses and customer services will be highly personalized to match customers’ individual needs and preferences. Companies will use artificial intelligence (AI) for customer analytics, collecting customer data and preferences, and identifying customer interests and buying behaviors. They will also use AI to recommend products and services that are tailored specifically to the individual customer’s needs, tastes, and interests. Companies will also offer highly customized and targeted services, such as personalized medical advice, accommodations, and events.
100. Micro-Transaction-Based Education: Traditional educational models such as universities and private institutions could be replaced with micro-transaction-based education systems. In this model, education would be provided in short intervals, with learners needing to purchase each section for a small fee as they progress. The education will also be much more personalized and designed based on the learner’s interest and aptitude. Moreover, the education will be offered in both digital and physical formats, with professional lecturers providing live streams and tutorials.