10 years ago, the technologies that exist today, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, virtual reality, and augmented reality would have seemed like science fiction concepts.
It goes without saying that nearly every industry has benefited from modern technologies to a significant extent over the past decade. But what’s most interesting to know is that there are more new technological innovations to come in the upcoming years.
The developments in technology that are yet to take place in this new decade will benefit businesses, as well as help consumers make their lives easier. You don’t have to guess what those upcoming high-tech trends are as we have compiled a list for you. We are sure that you will be amazed by a lot of technological developments and innovations that await us:
Voice interaction is one of the biggest high-tech trends that has already gained immense popularity over the past few years. The past decade saw immense developments and improvements in touchscreen technology. This further helped technology companies to grow and the tech industry to flourish and thrive. As of now, touchscreen technology is at its best with significant improvement in core areas, including responsiveness, pixel density, and multi-gesture support.
The touchscreen technology is here to stay, but it will be further complemented by voice interaction. With significant developments in disruptive technologies and their subfields such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing, voice technology has seen drastic improvement over the past few years. Voice interaction technology already finds its applications in commercial as well as consumer-focused services and products. Expect to see voice interaction technology become ubiquitous in industries such as smartphone, automobile, fintech, and healthcare technology.
With companies like Tesla pushing heavy efforts towards producing intelligent self-driving cars, the self-driving vehicles industry is now emerging as one of the most promising high-tech trends. The industry is predicted to witness exponential growth in the coming five years as major automobile companies such as Ford, Hyundai, BMW, Porsche, Kia Motors and General Motors are taking the self-driving leap.
Such companies are already investing in billions in research and development. Because, in the business and technology world, it’s the early adopters who go on to set a strong foothold in the innovation curve. With the fast-paced developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence territory, improvements in self-driving technology do not seem a far cry from the state of the current automobile industry.
Electric vehicle is another important trend in the automobile industry. Efficiency in electric engine propulsion we’ll see significant improvements in the upcoming years, given the scalability of machine learning and artificial intelligence systems.
5G will set a new connectivity benchmark
5G, the latest version of cellular network technology isn’t just one of the hottest 2020 tech trends, it’s also a new direction that mobile communication takes for this new decade. Compared to 4G, 5G includes improvements in several areas, two of the most important ones include transmission technologies and signal modulation techniques. Due to the improvements in beamforming, Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access, and Multi-User Multiple, Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), 5G brings with it a significant jump in connectivity speed. According to tech experts, 5G network will be 20 times faster than 4G.
Apart from higher connectivity speeds, 4G will also bring immense value with significantly low latency and lag time. This significant improvement will help businesses benefit from efficient data-heavy communication. Securing the fact that digital technologies are integrated across various industries, most businesses (small, medium, and large) will immensely benefit from 5G for years to come.
The idea of using cloud-based computing for commercial as well as business-focused purposes would sound like a novel concept. But it’s a reality in 2020. In fact, it’s one of the best digital tech trends as of now. Businesses now integrate cloud computing into their overall operations in order to improve in various areas such as decision-making and operational efficiency. The most interesting bit is, there’s a huge scope for cloud computing to grow immensely over the upcoming years.
Many innovations are born out of necessity, and this has been certainly true with cloud computing. Although significant improvements have been made in desktops and laptops over the years, even the range-topping models with the highest line of specifications do not suffice for several computing-intensive tasks such as training machine learning models with large amounts of data sets, and simulating and rendering 4K resolution 3D live models in professional CAD software. In such cases, the best step to take is to use cloud-based GPUs. Many tech experts speculate that cloud computing will follow the growth trajectory of personal computers. In simple words, it will grow by leaps and bounds in this new decade.
Big data analytics
Data analytics based on big data is already one of the current disruptive technologies that businesses across various industries use to their advantage. If you don’t know what big data is, it is large sets of data (primarily of customers and users) that businesses use to make various types of decisions such as product recommendations, marketing strategy alterations, product design, and logistics and supply chain consolidation.
Big data continues to grow in size every year. As such, data sets will grow in size with each passing year. This also means that analytic systems will be continuously developed further to be more intelligent. This will further lead to a rise in newer trends in digital marketing, agritech, fintech, healthcare technology, and automotive technology. Data analytics backed by machine learning and artificial intelligence will witness more developments in the upcoming years. Speculations are high that such developments will help closed-loop data analytics systems become smarter and require little to no human interaction.
Other disruptive technology trends
Apart from the ones we have mentioned above, there are plenty of other technology trends that will gain a strong foothold in this decade and benefit high-tech industries. Go through this brief list to know what the other technology trends are:
- 3D and 4D printing
- Robotic process automation Supercomputers
- Gene editing
- Automotive software technology
- Industrial IoT
- Human augmentation
- Automation of smart homes and smart cities
We hope you found the list informative. We regularly post informative reads on all-things technology. So, be sure to stay tuned for more reads.