Global economy is slowing but technological revolution has increased many folds and future is it. DNV GL 5 yearly Technology Outlook 2025 has been published, it gives insight into selected industry for next 10 years.
Data generation, digitalization and low cost satellite communication has made ships floating computers. Data generated from ships are being analysed to improve safety and environmental performance of the ship from building to operation stage. Use of sensors, low cost and faster information flow will encourage existing processes and functions onboard to be automated further.
In next 10 years, additive manufacturing and 3-D printing should enter in shipping too, it will help in producing spare parts when and where required. Presently generation of energy is through large rotating and passive components; hybrid power, renewal energy and micro grid will be key change in energy production and transmission.