President Director of IBM Indonesia, Suryo Suwignjo, said that the trend in the use of IT in all aspects of life would spread wider in the next five years. In that period, most of cities in the world will have some technologies that will ease human activities. “My prediction is that the trend will occur in the next five years,” he said on Saturday (12/3) in the Auditorium of Magister Management UGM.
Suryo said that in the next five years computers will have a major role in city management. Human involvement will be less, replaced by computers. “Computer system will be much used in management and regulation of various aspects of city life,” he explained.
Suryo gave an example that some major cities in the world have made use of technology system to monitor road traffic in real time. “Such a system will be more applied by countries in the world. With this system, we can direct vehicles traffic to prevent congestion,” Suryo said.
Suryo added that in the next five years, long distance communication between individuals will get more real. 3D communication technology will be more developed. “In the future there will be more telecommunication products that are applied with 3D techonology,” he said.
In the seminar Shapping the Future-100 Year Track Record of Innovation and Sustainable Development hosted by Magister Management UGM, Suryo said that technology changes and developments have indirectly produced new behaviours in society. “For example, people used to put on watches, but now watches are disappearing. More people now turn to their cellular phones to check the time instead of putting on a watch,” he said.