- Almost two-thirds of consumers believed that they will be able to map routes on VR glasses by just thinking of a destination
- The report used data from an online survey which included advanced internet users in 15 cities around the world
According to a report by Computerweekly, the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report has predicted the arrival of the internet of senses which will be enabled by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 5G and automation. It also said that screen-based experiences will increasingly compete with multi-sensory experiences by 2030.
The report said that the research used data from an online survey in October 2019 which included advanced internet users in 15 cities around the world like Bangkok, Delhi, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Tokyo.
Take on anyone’s voice realistically
As per the report, almost two-thirds of respondents believed that they will be able to map routes on VR glasses by just thinking of a destination. A similar proportion believed that they will be able to take on anyone’s voice realistically said the report.
Half of the respondents recognised themselves as post-privacy consumers. They expected privacy issues to be solved completely as per the report. The report also said that Pernilla Jonsson, head of Ericsson consumer & industry lab, and co-author of the report said that the research team did not expect that consumers have already envisaged such big changes in their daily lives driven by sensory connectivity through AI, VR, AR, 5G and automation.