It is surprising to make assumptions about 2021 since it’s far from clear how the rest of 2020 is going to turn out. Even though it isn’t predicted that the world-changing events would happen this year, but it made one fact very clear and precise. And that fact is that technology has been influenced almost any other aspect of our lives.
One other thing worth noting is that today’s most important technological trends would then play a major role in helping us cope and adapt to the many challenges we face. From moving to working from home to evolving guidelines for how we communicate and connect in public spaces, technology trends can be the guiding force behind change management.
Here is an overview of technological trends that might help recover normality or make it easier for us to understand and navigate a changed reality.
1. Artificial intelligence
Without a question, AI remains a vital theme when it comes to choosing innovations that can transform the way we live, function, and play in the near future. From computer vision technologies that track the ability of public areas to analyze experiences discovered by touch tracing programs, self-learning algorithms can identify associations and observations that will go unnoticed by manual human research. The task of the company is to consider the changing trends of consumer behavior. So, in 2021, you will get the tools to analyze these behavioral shifts to become more sophisticated and more and more aligned with the budget and infrastructure requirements of more and more organizations.
2. Extended Reality
This phrase extended reality incorporates both Virtual Reality, Artificial Reality, and Mixed Reality. Augmented reality also applies visual features to a live view by using a mobile camera such as Snapchat lenses and the Pokemon Go game.
Digital reality is a total immersion experience that shuts down the physical world. Using VR gadgets such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Google Cardboard, users can be transported to a variety of real-world and imaginary worlds, such as the center of a quaking penguin colony or even the back of a dragon. The Mixed Reality experience incorporates components of both AR and VR, real-world and digital objects. Mixed reality technology is underway with Microsoft’s HoloLens, one of the most popular early mixed reality products.
In the coming year, we can again expect to see these, in conjunction with the other trends discussed here, helping to tackle the challenges posed by the current world situation.
3. Vehicle Automation
A company-by-company analysis of the top car manufacturers of public funding and comments by their top executives makes it clear that most car firms are hoping that artificial intelligence used in self-driving would be imminent, and they are all jumping in with funding and programs. With billions of dollars in R&D and investments, there’s plenty of media hype in machine learning.
When breaking down what “self-driving” entails (five different degrees of autonomy). The remainder of the article will be the orderly list of the top 11 manufacturers, followed by their forecasts, executive interviews, and some important financial details on their self-driving programs.
4. Enhanced Robotics
A latest study released by PR Newswire shows that the robotics industry will be worth $73 billion by 2025, and the ongoing pandemic has cut the original growth forecasts by just 3%.
This success has been made possible by the hundreds of robotics startups that are popping up across the globe and providing great solutions to other markets, primarily healthcare and logistics.
1. Robust AI makes robotics smarter.
2. Diligent Robotics Enters the Frontline Battle of COVID-19
3. CMR Surgical support during complex invasive operations
4. Magazino GmbH Boosts e-commerce logistics
5. Robotics helps handle convenience store inventory
5. Big Data
Data as a service uses cloud infrastructure to provide consumers and apps access to information on demand without relying on where consumers or apps might be based. In-memory computing stores data in a new memory dimension located between NAND flash memory and dynamic random-access memory. Other main data patterns include Augmented Analytics, edge computing, dark data.
IDC expects a major blockchain effect on digital transformation by 2021. The first blockchain forecast is: “By 2021, influential industrial value chains, allowed by blockchains, would have expanded their digital networks to their entire Omni-experience worlds, thereby reducing transaction costs by 35%.”
7. 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is expected to hit $10 billion by 2021. This projection is focused on recent trends in the AM sector, which focuses on the design of technologically sophisticated devices that are bigger, quicker and stronger in any aspect. The transformational potential of 3D printing can be harnessed by finding applications that can exploit AM technology. In the future, computers and software will follow an application-driven approach to satisfying consumer requirements.
8. Cloud Services
Enterprises’ total cloud investment is up 59% from 2018 to $73.8 million in 2020. Cloud innovations are also ingrained in enterprise models, as 92 percent say their IT ecosystem (infrastructure, software, data processing, etc.) depends on the cloud, which is expected to rise to 95 percent in 18 months. 54% of corporate cloud-based systems have migrated from the on-site environment to the cloud, while 46% have become cloud-based. Financial Institutions, Government, and Industrial Companies are more likely to use only a single public cloud platform because of security and privacy issues.
2020 has been a critical year for IoT and, as we reach 2021, technology is seen as a market imperative. Reports reveal that 35 billion IoT computers will be deployed worldwide by 2021 and 75.44 billion by 2025. This endlessly roaring volume of IoT would give companies more ways to exploit smart technology. Essentially, as a tech-driven network of linked devices, IoT has the ability to help allow data exchange across the network.
10. Data Security
The remote function is here in the era of COVID-19 to fulfill modern standard demands. Apart from a radical change in the atmosphere in which workers and supervisors communicate, remote work has some less apparent implications, which may increase susceptibility to threats. The Annual Data Protection Study found that “weak security for remote employees is the single most common weakness facing companies today.” So, you can expect a groundbreaking data security measure in 2021.
Continuous Intelligence, DataOps, Data Democratization, and Data Mesh are the four big developments in data & analytics that I’ve been witnessing lately. Both of them could become important to your company in 2020–21, not because they are the “last thing” but because there are three big overarching factors moving these patterns forward. And they’re coming to you in one way or another.
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