The advancement in technology was already changing the world but since the COVID pandemic hit, the world we knew is changing and innovations are overflowing. Keeping up with the progress is imperative more than ever otherwise you could become obsolete in this progressive digital realm.
Gartner has expected some impressive technology trends to emerge in the year 2020, which are likely to act as force multipliers of innovation for years. To embrace some of these trends, you as an individual must be connected to the internet on the go. That is why consumers aren’t hesitating from signing up for Spectrum phone service and other mobile data services.
Let’s cut to the chase and see which tech trends are going to dominate this year and beyond:
1: Data Fabric
Data fabric is expected to reduce the data management efforts by a whopping 70 percent. New to the term? It’s isn’t literally a fabric. Consider it an integration of data sources across multiple platforms as well as business users to make data highly accessible regardless of where it lives.
One of the most popular terms right now is “metaverse.” It’s essentially a virtual world made possible by merging several technologies, such as VR and AR. Facebook hopes that the metaverse will become a place where we can meet, work, play, study, and shop.
This next phase of the internet is expected to become the ‘extended reality,’ which will blur the barriers between physical and digital existence. You may also expect in-game purchases, in which computer gamers can pay real money for virtual products and services.
3: Low Carbon Shipping
Currently, very limited road transport fleets create zero emissions. However, low-carbon solutions have emerged as a result of bulk shipping in both rail and seaborne.
The Coradia iLint, a carbon-free passenger rail, and the development of alternative shipping fuels like green ammonia, a carbon-free gas created with renewable energy, are two examples. But the problem is getting these technologies to scale. The constraints are not only technological but also political since such transformational intuitive large huge capital expenditure.
Is it possible that by 2022 we will make significant progress? The low carbon shipping programs that are in progress are in their preliminary phase but we will get there, eventually.
According to Thomson Reuters Foundation, cryptocurrency is going from the “fringes of finance” to the “mainstream.”
El Salvador, became the first country to make bitcoin, the original and most popular cryptocurrency, legal tender. While this is going on, central banks in Sweden, Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom are all thinking about launching their own digital currencies.
Not everyone, however, sees this as a positive trend in the future of finance. Countries such as Morocco, China, Qatar, Egypt, and Bangladesh have banned cryptocurrencies due to concerns about possible risk and fraud. But let’s hope they are able to devise a policy to regulate crypto in their countries to mitigate the risk.
5: Distributed Enterprises
To improve employee experiences, digitalize consumer and partner touchpoints, and expand product offerings, distributed enterprises reflect a digital-first, remote-first business strategy.
Remote employees and consumers are driving demand for virtual services and hybrid workplaces, and distributed organizations are better suited to meet their needs.
6: Low Code
Low code or no-code platforms have been in the rage over the past years and for all the right reasons. They are helpful for both coders and non-coders. You can easily create prototype apps and even customize them even if you lack the experience. This is making software development happen at a much faster pace and of course, at a cheaper cost.
These platforms can also be used to speed up large-scale digital transformation initiatives. Many apps these days are created by “iGeneration,” a tech-native cohort of professionals who have excellent programming abilities.
7: Immersive Gaming
In the coming years, we also expect the gaming experience to become increasingly more immersive, similar to other forms of entertainment. With better performance and affordability, portable displays and OS are hitting their stride.
Thanks to high-fidelity graphics, the gameplay has become more realistic to such an extent that it can mirror physical movements when played with a VR headset. And if the metaverse continues to expand, the gaming experience is going to become even more memorable.
8: Robotics Boom
In 2022 and beyond, we will experience an increased usage of robotics in everyday life and even in sectors such as warehousing, healthcare, agriculture, supply chain, automotive and more. with RPA (robotics process automation) the processes that were performed recurrently will automate and it will become a standard technology for business. We may also raise tiny sensors with processing power called nanorobotics.
Some of these trends are already thriving while others are about to come out of their preliminary stage. It will be exciting to see how the world changes because of them.