The appearance of a new product or emerging technology, changes in consumer habits or new government regulations can upend an entire established and dominant industry. Determining factors to bring about a change that will affect society as a whole.
Why invest in this trend?
Everything is changing at an increasingly faster pace.The pace of transformation in many sectors is faster and more tangible than ever. The reasons? Climate change, population ageing, technological innovation... There are many factors that make these transformations visible.
Small companies making their way among the big ones.Technological disruption is not only present in obvious sectors such as telecommunications, software, distribution or the pharmaceutical industry. We are living in times of change, in which some large companies are being displaced by small, agile, innovative companies with an intensive use of technology: startups.
5G, artificial intelligence, cloud computing... A historic time.Trends that will be key to economic development in the coming years form part of this process of technological disruption, a process that is attracting large volumes of investment.
Technological disruption is nothing new: we are facing what has come to be known as the “sixth wave” of technological innovation.
However, the trends of change and disruption that we expect are getting closer to each other and happening at an increasingly faster pace. If the first wave was developed over a period of 60 years, the wave we are experiencing is estimated to last only 25 years, bringing with it two consequences that will define business:
Increased turnover of dominant companies.In 1958, a company remained on Standard & Poor's ratings for an average of 61 years; this is now down to 20 years. This factor reveals a much more competitive environment in which innovation will be decisive to avoid being left behind.
Greater difficulty maintaining leadership.In 2000, the five largest companies in the S&P Index accounted for 18% of total volume. Currently, these companies represent just 8%, and only Microsoft remains in the Top 5.
The sixth wave is not the technology of the future, it is the technology of tomorrow.
Current technology vs. future technologies.
Technology companies, the heavyweight of the stock market indices:
What do the experts think?
- 2023: It is estimated that for that year, the total revenue of the global artificial intelligence market will break the USD 400 million barrier.
- 2024: According to the Global data report, the global IoT market will reach a revenue value of up to USD 1.1 trillion.
- 2030: The number of connected devices will be 1 trillion, compared to the 50 million that exist today.
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