The technology of 2025
- By Jack Preston -
- Sep 18, 2012
Virgin Media Business has shed some light on the technology of the future, following an in-depth study carried out with The Future Laboratory into the hyper-connected world that awaits us in 2025.
The above video, which features personal avatars and digital doctors, may seem like a clip from a science fiction film but according to this latest research it is a fair reflection of how many people in Britain will live their lives in 13 years’ time.
Virgin Media Business has already seen a significant surge in the amount of data businesses and people create and consume. However, what the ‘Generation IP: 2025’ research has pointed to is that by 2025 the amount of data stored is expected to explode to a staggering 100 zettabytes – the equivalent of 36 billion years of HD video or approximately eight times the age of the Earth.
“We’re giving Britain a picture of the future where barriers to innovation and change have been well and truly broken down and the way we work, rest and play has been revolutionised”, said Mark Heraghty, managing director of Virgin Media Business.
“From homes that can monitor your health, energy consumption and whether you have enough milk in the fridge through to technology under the skin which will record and play back experiences so you can feel it again, the world in 2025 will be more empowering and connected than ever before. What’s more, the infrastructure to enable the rapid transmission of that data will be vital but invisible.”
If you’d like to find out more about Generation IP: 2025 then head over to the Virgin Media Business website.