Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab is a department of Ericsson that focuses on research and development. They find out what office workers expect by 2030.
The research was conducted online in July 2020, involving 7,842 office workers from various countries who are or plan to use technology such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and virtual assistants in their daily activities while working.
The study predicts that by 2030, communication technology will be more established. The 5G solution is also very advanced, so people can work at home in comfort. In fact, the internet network will more freely touch our five senses, or is called the internet of senses.
Video Call with All Senses
With technology maturing, the hope of “building” a virtual office could be realized by 2030. Ericsson’s research shows more than half of respondents (58 percent) are interested in the concept of a digital office that connects to all five senses.
The community also wants a “virtual warehouse” for buying and selling transactions between suppliers and buyers.
By 2030, devices that work like laptops can be replaced by other work technologies that make it easier for people to work.
In addition, the growing technology of augmented reality and virtual reality also allows us to see and feel the presence of our colleagues from their homes.
Imagine being like a Star Wars film the other party to talk to actually comes in “physical” form or a 3-dimensional hologram.
Adoption of Multiple Censorship
About 24 percent of respondents believe that job implementation using remote sensors can be used by 2030.This figure has increased by eight percent since the 2019 survey.
The Covid-19 pandemic is considered to be the driving factor. After undergoing WFH activities for almost a year, the public knows that digital meetings and gatherings must undergo a significant evolution, until they feel real.
Internet of Senses in the Office
Internet of senses is useful for improving employee performance. One way is through virtual team building activities.
Team building activities are important things to do, especially in times when co-workers have not seen each other directly.
With the internet of senses, we get many interesting options when doing activities with office colleagues. One example is holding virtual football matches.
Participants can play football together with their colleagues from their respective homes. With AR / VR technology, we can feel the sensation of playing real football.
Research results from Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab show that more than 500 percent of respondents expressed their hopes that the development of the internet of senses could be used to build better relationships with their customers.
Like technology, buying and selling activities will also develop over the next ten years. With the help of the internet of senses, buying and selling activities can be carried out online.
Sellers can display the products they want to sell in a virtual shop. These goods can also be seen, touched, and felt directly by the buyer. If the product is food, prospective buyers will also be able to taste the “virtual food”.