Technology has shaped our lives in every possible aspect. There is no denying that technology is ever-evolving and we witness new tech trends take over the world every year, if not every few months. While 2020 was quite an eventful year, it was also a breakthrough for the tech industry.
The impact of COVID-19 allowed the industry to evolve and grow faster than before. This obviously meant innovation, new inventions, and therefore new trends. Here we have a list of the top tech trends you should watch out for this year. Let’s dive right in.
Even though autonomous driving isn’t a recent trend, it will continue to grow and impact the market in the coming years. More and more auto companies are committing their plans and investments to make autonomous driving an easily accessible experience. Along with Tesla taking the lead in autonomous driving, rumor has it that Ford, as well as Hyundai, will also be taking part in supporting the trend.
Everyone knows that self-driving is the future and thanks to these companies taking control of the narrative, the future is not that farther anymore.
Security will always be a major concern as long as we’re living in a digitized age. Any work done to improve cybersecurity will always be relevant in every possible form. For more than a decade, cybersecurity has mostly focused on combating online security threats. Refining cybersecurity is a tech trend that will always be relevant no matter how long it has been
Corporate budget spending on improving cybersecurity has spiked as threats to government security systems, organizations, companies, and households emerge.
5G might be the most anticipated technology trend of 2021. If you didn’t know already, 5G network technology is the fastest mobile network following its predecessor 4G, which benefited many people in the past, so it’s no surprise that you can only expect better from this new wave of technology. AT&T is one of the few popular service providers that offer 5g technology to their users. This AT&T new service is not only incredibly fast, but it’s highly secure and reliable!
Compared to the previous generation, 5G has more reliability, availability, and efficiency. 5G services were already rolled out before 2021, but due to COVID-19, the network went live globally in parts. Most countries still don’t have access to the latest technology, so it’s fair to say 2021 is definitely going to be the year where many businesses, apps, and ideas will revolve around this technology.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence is a very comprehensive and wide-ranging technology available for use in many forms, and it only gets more and more modernized every year. 2021, however, might be the year where AI exceeds expectations and opens new doors for other technologies to intertwine with and create something exemplary.
AI will continue to ensure efficiency and soon overtake the labor process of the business industry. Currently, Artificial intelligence is being implemented in various industries, such as flight scheduling, automation, risk management, and many more.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things is a relatively newer concept that is gaining more and more recognition with time. Chromecast from Google and Alexa from Amazon are some popular examples of this concept. Since technology is taking over every aspect of our lives, it’s re-defining our lifestyle as well. If you’ve ever wanted to create a smart home, now’s the time!
With the help of 5G, the IoT devices are designed to upgrade and evolve this year. Through 5G-enabled devices, the market share for IoT will significantly grow in the next several years. IoT can be used for simple daily tasks such as using the camera in your TV as a security system or finding where you parked your car in a busy parking lot. The possibilities with this trend are endless!
Voice technology is a conceptualized blend between Artificial Intelligence and IoT. As mentioned above, Alexa from Amazon is a very good example of voice technology being used for your day-to-day tasks.
Not only is voice technology used in separate products, but it is also implemented in your phones such as Siri for Apple and Google Assistant for Google. Voice technology in cellphones is becoming increasingly popular because of its ability as a natural user interface. In 2021, it is expected to overtake scrolling and typing because of its ability to save a lot of time for navigation.
Augmented Reality is one of the few trends in 2021 that haven’t been around for a long time but continue to impact a lot of different industries in the world. AR blends digital elements of an application or software into real-life visually. This technology is being used for many purposes ranging from medicine to video games to other applications.
In 2019, Pokémon Go was released to the public and was a perfect example of what augmented reality can really be like. It had various users convinced to step out of their house and catch Pokémon characters using augmented reality, which made it a very trendy and fun game. Now, in 2021, augmented reality is expected to be available through many smartphones and other devices with better visuals and better reliability compared to last year.
Many prospective consumers have wondered if VR is worth it in 2021 and time and time again its flexibility, practicality, and timelessness have proven it is. Now more than ever, You will find that there are more games available with VR and as more and more companies get their hands on VR technology, it is becoming highly cost-effective and easily accessible to customers.
To Wrap It Up
With the help of autonomous driving, AI, IoT, and Cybersecurity, your life is bound to become easier with these technology trends. Innovative trends always seem to surpass expectations and keep the consumer satisfied and this year we expect no less.