An Attempt to develop a Super Smart Society

After desire to achieve anything, it’s the information that drives the innovations…

Society 5.0

Intalks

Society 5.0– A human-cantered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space.

Society 5.0 means the fifth new society following hunting society, agricultural society, industrial society and information society. In the history of humankind, the backdrop of major reforms of each economic society was significant technological innovation not on the extension line of the past, such as irrigation technology, steam engine, computer and so on. Currently, we are also faced with completely new technological innovations such as AI, IoT, big data, robots and so on. Keidanren believes that the spreading and development of innovative technologies now has the potential to cause a major paradigm shift not only in industry but also in society as a whole.

Evolution of Society

Society 1.0

Hunting and Gathering

Society 2.0

Agriculture

Society 3.0

Industrial

Society 4.0

Information

Society 5.0

Super Smart Society

Conceptualized in April 2016 by Japan Government  Society 5.0 is at 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan is an ambitious development plan for a super smart society beyond Industry 4.0. The primary focus of Industry 4.0 is interaction between companies, machines and processes in the form of information. 

It is the fifth new society following hunting society, agricultural society, industrial society and information society. All major reforms in human history were fueled by the technological advancements, and currently world is witnessing a new wave of technologies in the form of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, robots, virtual reality and many others. This technological development has the potential to stir a paradigm shift not only in industry but also in society as a whole.

  • The Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) which are the combination of cyber space, information space and physical space are expected to assist society in its growth.
  • Artificial Intelligence enabled systems are expected to influence every aspect of our lives and facilitate a prolonged independent life. 
  • The robots and cobots would move be more human-centered beyond industrial productions.
  • Internet of things (IoT) and big data driven solutions would overtake the existing systems to provide more adaptive systems to fit in all environments.

  • Science is a seed for technological growth which on the other hand provides the necessary energy tor the development of science. 
  • Society provides the progress oriented motivation to fuel the scientific growth in science. 
  • Technology provides the society with innovative solutions to meets its needs.

  • The Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) which are the combination of cyber space, information space and physical space are expected to assist society in its growth.
  • Artificial Intelligence enabled systems are expected to influence every aspect of our lives and facilitate a prolonged independent life. 
  • The robots and cobots would move be more human-centered beyond industrial productions.
  • Internet of things (IoT) and big data driven solutions would overtake the existing systems to provide more adaptive systems to fit in all environments.

Approach to Develop a Super Smart Society

  1. Development of following systems
  • Energy value chain
  • Global environment information platform
  • Maintenance and upgrade of infrastructure
  • Resilient society against natural disasters
  • New manufacturing systems
  • Integrated material development systems
  • Integrated community care systems
  • Hospital systems
  • Smart food chain systems
  • Smart production systems

     2. Super smart society
 
  • Collaboration in various fields with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and creation of new value throughout society
  • High degree of merging between cyberspace and physical space (real world)