The disruption we are talking about is simple: a frustration of users or consumers, because a good or a service is too expensive, too slow or too complicated, which finds its solution in technology. Digital platforms like Uber or Airbnb come from there.
All professions can be disrupted, and many will be quickly. In our ecosystem, the first concerned will be notaries (by blockchains), banks (by cryptocurrency and crowdfunding) and architects (by artificial intelligence). What about developers? One thing is certain: even connected millennials will have to live somewhere, so housing will always be needed, as will be the operators to build it. But unlike other professions, we do not see a solution in technology to do it instead of actors such as developers: contact with elected officials and residents, the articulation of different risks (financial, commercial, legal, etc.), hazard management – as many functions as technology can help but not replace.
In the end, I believe in disruption less than in the competition of actors who would do the same job as us, but differently, thanks to technology. There is a lot of talk about Wework or Katerra, but other actors will be at the forefront: the suppliers of connected objects, for example, who will come to ask the question of the supply of the envelope when they take the hand on the “operating system” of housing. Tomorrow, we will not ask Amazon Alexa to build housing, but it is probably it (or its equivalent) that dictate how we occupy them, so the way we conceive them.