In 2020, we were introduced to social distancing. At this time, we were able to analyze and rethink the way our cities live, breathe and function. Many of the places where we live and work were built on the premises of decades or even centuries ago, depending on where we are, and that reality no longer exists - or, at the very least, it doesn't work well during a pandemic.
With the help of advanced data analytics, 2021 is the year in which we will begin to discover how to design our cities in a better way so that we can take advantage of social distance without feeling so alone. Our planning will take into account, for example, how we can make our communities healthier and safer, rather than just more dense and efficient. It will be a true convergence of the digital and the physical.
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For example, using advanced data analysis and ML technologies, cities will be able to analyze pedestrian traffic to understand how they move, whether entering a stadium, exiting a supermarket or on a subway platform. Major stores have used a version of this technology for many years to analyze the movement of their customers and help direct these people in real time to better promotions. However, by adding machine learning models to this toolkit to solve the most difficult problems in the real world, we will be able to identify bottlenecks and warning points before they arise.
Another physical transformation that we will see will be less social and more financial: we will need less and less cash. In 2020, we saw a dramatic increase in online payment platforms with operations built in the cloud and a basic encryption system also in the cloud - an example of this is the blockchain. These options will become more and more plentiful as the world adopts digital technologies to replace outdated, century-old options.