[Asian Steel Watch] Vol.7 (2019.8)
Featured Articles Shifting Needs for Steel Materials with the Rise of 5G Telecommunications and Smart Cities
The advent of 5G technology will help humans transcend time and transform their ways of life.
The materials industry should take a preemptive approach to this new order. Five issues related to future materials include ▶ adapting to a new climate regime, ▶ preparation for a super-aged society, ▶ disaster prevention, ▶ continuous economic growth, and ▶ hyper-connected society. The following needs will arise spurring the development of new materials: the rise of future metropolitan cities, establishment of new logistics system, sustainable urban systems. The steel industry will be able to create a competitive advantage if it takes a preemptive approach to new materials development.