Most Anticipated Tech to Come
10 years is a long time, but not to prognosticators. They look at past and present signs to predict what's coming next. So we asked some pros, from tech leaders to consultants, to list the tech devices, platforms, and services they expect will arrive in the next ten years. Here are their highlights...
Driverless cars are the most talked about emerging tech trend of 2022. By 2025, you’ll see more driverless cars than non-driverless cars on the road. Driverless cars will be more prevalent in some areas than others, though you’ll still need to be prepared to drive yourself on occasion.
45 years after the introduction of the first commercially viable passenger jet, we’re still a long way away from seeing flying cars everywhere. Still, we’re now poised to see flying passenger services that navigate on their own at low altitudes. You’ll be able to hail a flying cab to get you from A to B and then get back behind the wheel yourself when you arrive.
Rich, immersive experiences will become even more critical as the next generation of connected devices become available. The maturation of 5G networks will allow for the proliferation of a new type of artificial intelligence called Machine Learning. This will allow our devices to make sense of the world around them, making fewer errors, being more productive, and better anticipating what we want before we even express it.
The next generation of consumers will be digital natives — they simply will not know any other way to live. Their daily lives will consist of an amalgamation of digital technologies, and their relationship with the digital world will be virtually seamless. By the year 2023, there is no doubt that our mobile phones will offer complete personalization. Not only will they know your taste, location, and preference in entertainment, but also your schedule and what you need from them to perform your tasks.
This will have a big impact on how we communicate as well. We are already seeing early signs of this with today’s virtual assistants like Siri. The next generation will come with much more advanced AI capabilities, and thus, we’ll see the rise of empathetic machines. They might be able to read the expressions in a person’s eyes or understand their social hierarchy, mood, new product overviews, and current agenda.
In 2025, augmented reality will be world-famous beyond being a household name. The idea of augmented reality is that it is merging the digital world with the real world. It can be used to provide an added experience with products by seeing the products in different forms. It could also be used to enhance an experience or show more about a product visually. Millennials have been known to use these apps and have adapted to this technology more easily than any other generation. For example, you can even notice this type of technology being used in retail stores. Some stores use an app to help customers choose which products would look better with their clothing. The end goal of all this technology is to enhance experiences and make life easier for everyone.
3d printing on demand
This year, 3D printing in consumer electronics shows continued its rise as a viable method for creating custom products and prototypes. The demand for this service only increased as the quality of the final products improved dramatically. The "on-demand" aspect of 3D printing will soon be delivered via next-generation printers, making it possible to deliver an order in minutes rather than hours or days.
Process automation and virtualization
They will be increasingly important over the next few years. With artificial intelligence and machine learning becoming more ubiquitous, the human workforce will be able to free up the time wasted on repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on more important objectives.
Tablet computers will then be able to handle many mundane tasks and enable people to get things done faster.
Instead of remembering and entering various passwords to log in, we can just use our faces and voice commands to log into our devices. In turn, we utilize even a lot more virtual technologies and mobile apps to get things done
Widespread use of blockchain technologies
Blockchain technology is becoming increasingly popular for various applications across industries—from healthcare to banking to cybersecurity. Blockchain technology allows data to be stored on a secure and decentralized network that doesn’t require a central authority or third party to authorize transactions and verify identities. The technology is still new, so most companies are still in the learning phase as they adapt and learn how to use it most effectively.