Technology, a word that keeps on giving, isn’t it? You think of the old days, and wonder how far the world has paced forward. How often did you think seriously about the shows of the 1960s that predicted a brighter future for technology?
Today we travel by Uber, and send messages on the smartphone, unlike the old times of letters and cartwheels. But there’s a catch, while technology is rapidly transforming and new trends coming up, not everyone’s satisfied with it. Take an example of self-drive cars for instance. According to Gartner analyst Mike Ramsey, self-drive cars are not a plausible option even at this hour as the idea of a car making human decisions is still far from reality.
But the argument doesn’t stop there!! While there are industry experts and business entrepreneurs having their say against some of the technology transformations, the trends seem to be gathering pace and the world’s technology continues to evolve. Speaking in a recent interview, Tesla chief Elon Musk said that the company plans to roll out over a million self-driving cars on the roads in the next few years.
So keeping pace with the trends, we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 technology trends this 2020 that are bound to impact businesses and our lives to a great extent.
List of Top 10 Technology Trends to Watch Out For This Year
Here’s our take on the top technology trends set to take center stage in the year 2020.
- 5G: A Faster Fifth Generation
We’re all aware of 2G, 3G, and 4G, right? Well, guess what, 5G is already here. Experts believe the fifth-generation network is set to be rolled out between 2020-2030. And here’s what you can expect from it:
- Faster Mobile Internet: The new 5G network will speed up your mobile devices and is set to reach out to millions of users in real quick time.
- Support for Machines and Objects: The new network will not only support mobile devices but also work on machines and other devices in your offices and homes.
- Faster Speed: Speed, if that’s the question in your mind, then expect a faster and better GBPS speed with 5G.
- Wider Reach: The new 5G will reach out to a wider audience of approximately 100 billion users.
With the 5G network offering rapid internet speeds on smartphones, the full-fledged rollout of this network would bring in multiple opportunities for various Android and iOS application development companies around the world to integrate their apps with features that are compatible with the network. Similarly, smartphone manufacturers would be able to load their phones with better and more innovative features that generally require a faster network to work with.
- Rolling Out of Self-Driving Cars
We discussed how experts have mixed views about self-driving cars. Well, that being said, self-drive cars are being given a lot of importance and with companies like Tesla planning a massive roll-out, here’s a take on some other companies associated with autonomous cars:
- Ford rolled out its driverless taxis last year.
- Waymo launched its self-driving taxi in Phoenix last year.
- Companies like Nuro and Aurora are developing technology specifically associated with driverless cars.
- Artificial Intelligence Chips: 2020 is the Year of Implementation
There’s been a lot of talk around AI coming to the fore. And with 2020 now upon us, there’s a lot of development happening in the world of AI. From Artificial intelligence-powered CPUs to the use of AI in marketing and healthcare, there’s a lot to forward to.
Experts have predicted recently that AI chips will be implemented in devices and machines now. Where newer technologies are usually costly, AI chips for CPUs and other devices are not expected to be as expensive.
- Democratization: A Democracy in Technology?
Democracy isn’t a new term for us. But have you ever heard about democratization? Well, around all the talk about trends in 2020, democratization has come up as a new term which ideally means equal access to technology to users regardless of their profession. Here’s a take on what Gartner considers the key points of democratization:
- Data Analytics: Democratization in data analytics will allow users to gain access to the kind of data they need without any glitches.
- Knowledge: The process of democratization in knowledge would involve an equal spread of knowledge amongst people, regardless of their class.
- App Development: App development would lay more focus on developing apps that reach to a wider number of users without any hassles.
- Design: This is a process that compels the designers to not own their project, and keep the user needs in mind when working on it.
- AR Over VR
2018 was the year of virtual reality, wasn’t it? But hang on, that seems to be changing now. With Augmented Reality coming up as another hotshot in the technical world, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2020.
Experts have predicted that AR will significantly take over virtual reality with the software set to reach even your mobile phone or to be more precise, it has already reached.
- Security Issues? AI is Here
Year changes but security remains a top concern, right? Well, perhaps the answer isn’t too far now. Artificial Intelligence, already proven to be capable of handling home solutions, is now coming up as a major hotshot in security.
With companies developing AI home security systems, the eye is on a new era of technological advancements.
- Human Augmentation: A New Reality
We’ve seen robots in movies. But ever thought about robots serving you at a restaurant or doing most of your daily course for you? Believe it or not, that reality isn’t so far. Development companies have already started developing robots capable of functioning like humans.
But Human Augmentation is a slightly different concept. It basically means improving the way humans can function or do something by the use of technology. And while developments in this area are happening significantly, Human Augmentation is definitely trending this year.
- Transparency: Now Possible
Transparency is the need of the hour, whether in an organizational ecosystem or anywhere else. With companies now opting for technological transparency solutions, there is more scope for the whole working process within an organization to be transparent.
The same goes for consumers who are more worried about the traceability of their information. But with technological advancements pacing rapidly, 2020 promises transparency at a new nigh.
- Precision Medicine for a Better Treatment
Health care has always been a hot topic and a major area of concern for the majority of countries. But using AI and data from smart wearables is changing the way we think about healthcare.
Doctors can now look at the way your body functions by analyzing the data received from smartwatches, for instance, and then personalize your medicine accordingly. It also allows doctors to know whether a particular medicine will have any effect on your body or not.
- 3D Printing: Trending at its Best
We’ve all used printers, right? Well, there’s a new innovation coming up in this sphere. 3D printing is a whole new way of printing things. So now you’ll be able to print not from paper, but from real objects and it won’t take that long either.
Having emerged as one of the top trends on the internet today, 3D printing will make printing much more innovative and advanced.
The world is changing, and so is the technology for all good. We’re entering an era where our lives and businesses will largely be affected by technology. The trends continue to grow and transform human lives.
Whether it’s AI or Human Augmentation, there’s so much more to come and it’s just getting started. With the arrival of 5G, users can expect to have a much faster speed even on the smallest of devices and this innovation will change the world as a whole.
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