Technology has evolved a lot in the last 15 years, simply take the mobile phones for an example, it's totally different now than what it used to be. And in the next 15 years we might be seeing a different scenario.
Some of the top technology trends are and will be in the future :-
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect and exchange data.
The number of IoT devices increased 31% year-over-year to 8.4 billion in the year 2017 and it is estimated that there will be 30 billion devices by 2020. The global market value of IoT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.
IoT devices are a part of the larger concept of home automation, which can include lighting, heating and air conditioning, media and security systems. Long term benefits could include energy savings by automatically ensuring lights and electronics are turned off. You can see Home Automation using Iot to know how the system works.
Medical and healthcare
IoT devices can be used to enable remote health monitoring and emergency notification systems.
The IoT can assist in the integration of communications, control, and information processing across various transportation systems. Application of the IoT extends to all aspects of transportation systems (i.e. the vehicle,] the infrastructure, and the driver or user). .
The IoT can realize the seamless integration of various manufacturing devices equipped with sensing, identification, processing, communication, actuation, and networking capabilities.
An exciting and emerging technology, it's how a computer learns on it's own by analysing data and tracking the patterns of its user. Social media platforms use machine learning to get to know it's users more, they collect the data you provide analyse them by your actions and then prioritising the content, thus serving you the best possible experience.
Companies like Google, Facebook uses machine learning on mobile devices. Most of the companies uses machine learning to provide a good experience to the users.
[NOTE: using IOT and Machine learning, gives a new dimension to AI]
VR: Virtual reality allows its user to completely sink in to a virtual world, and that totally disconnects the physical world, allowing the user to transport the user to a totally new world.
AR: One of the most popular technologies used today, Augmented reality adds digital elements to a live view often by using the camera on smartphones. One of the best and most popular examples is the game Pokemon Go. Unlike VR, it does not require headsets. Therefore the AR’s ability to be deployed on mobile phones and tablets is far more robust.
AR will absolutely revolutionize the e-commerce industry, the concept of virtual showroom is already a possibility.
The entire video game industry will likely see a shift, and has already begun.
Last year was a bad year for Blockchain, but 2020 will see new applications. Many has the misconception that Blockchain technology is related only to Cryptocurrencies, but it's more than that it offers security in many other ways. A Blockchain means you can only add and cannot change,and chain states a chain of data. With Blockchain you don't need a trusted 3rd party to validate transactions. The security feature is why Blockchain is used for Cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency,Financial services ( some Banks).
From this year and forward trends are showing that the tech industry is focusing on cybersecurity and keeping up with our adversaries,by using Machine learning and AI to predict and protect against attacks and keep our data safe.
Used in most social media, for example Facebook can check for spam messages. And take actions against it.
It's true that to fully integrate these systems to our daily lives will take time, because it's human nature to resist change. But so did electricity, telephone, automobiles. It took year from the time of invention to that of a widespread option. But all those are part of our lives today !
Mark Weiser said The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it. "
But still if they can provide a better tomorrow andmore efficiency in less human effort, then it's worth it.
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