Speaking of looking into the future as we did in a recent previous post on the Velodyne Puck a group in the UK has gone way out on the limb by developing a visionary look at the construction industry as it progresses to the year 2050. It’s entitled “Built Environment 2050” and if you are in a business that has a construction component I strongly urge you to read and study this document.
Kudos to all involved (mainly in the UK) for this effort as it will most certainly have a positive influence on where we go in the future. Hint: It’s all about data: data integration, data interoperability, open data. The days of building your business model on proprietary data formats are numbered. Once the younger, truly digital generation takes over the rules of the game are going to change. This report provides strong evidence of our digital future.