Here we compiled the 7 technology trends and innovations that will shape 2022 and will lead the near future. Take a look!
The most significant lesson we can learn from the previous two years for many businesses and groups is that real revolutionary change isn’t as difficult to accomplish as assumed initially if passion and desire are present. In various ways, the COVID-19 pandemic will certainly continue to influence our lives in 2022. That does not, however, prevent today’s technology from progressing at a breakneck speed. From that perspective, here is our prediction for the 7 technology trends that will most likely define 2022.
1. Repairing your tech is getting more straightforward
We depend on devices such as smartphones, computers, and iPads every day, but manufacturers haven’t necessarily made them simple to repair when failures occur. At a leisurely pace, it appears that this is beginning to alter. Apple, which has long kept a firm grip over how its devices may be repaired, aims to introduce a self-service repair program in early 2022. The rather unexpected initiative will give eager newcomers access to the hardware and guidelines they need to repair their latest iPhones, Macs and iPads.
Don’t get the wrong idea that Apple is moving forward alone with this. Both Dell and Microsoft soon responded, and in 2022 we should be seeing both of them coming up with their own edge. For instance, Microsoft has vowed to make spares and instructions more easily accessible to those who want to patch up their own damaged computers and Xbox consoles by the end of 2022.
2. Artificial Intelligence
We mentioned it last year, and here it is again; Artificial Intelligence (AI) just keeps on rising. We are truly living in a remarkable epoch when considering technological evolution. In fact, during the last decade, the development of AI has drastically changed many factors in our lives.
The year 2022 will “change the game by offering a more personalized user experience,” says Nicholas Vendetti, director of eCommerce at StitchGolf. Take a look at how social media algorithms have altered the game in just the last decade. TikTok, in particular, is unrivaled when it comes to an understanding of what its customers want to watch and then promptly delivering more of the same. In the context of eCommerce, I believe we’ll see a strong push in that direction as well. Customers will be increasingly receptive to online advertisements if they become even more precise than they are now. AI isn’t simply for marketing a product; it can also be used to spark a client’s desire too.
And advertising is not all there is. Have a look around, the change is already happening! Face recognition algorithms in smart vehicles identify whether we are looking at the road and warn us if we are becoming a bit drowsy. Smartphones employ AI algorithms for anything; from retaining call quality to assisting us in taking better photographs, and there are a chock-full of applications that use AI to assist us in doing almost everything.
3. Ever accessed data from your own body?
Individual biometric data is already being used by doctors and physicians to prevent, detect, and treat health problems. We’ll soon start performing the same process at home as health devices that measure our hearts, lungs, sleep, steps, calories, and even perspiration are getting easily available. In the year 2022, you could be able to wear a ring on your finger to track how frequent cardiac activity impacts your sleep or a wristband to track your blood pressure.
4. Blockchain and the Web
In 2022, we shall see the benefits of enterprise blockchain become clearly prevalent, as well as a significant surge in commercial installations in various areas, such as financial services.
The financial services and supply chain industries will witness even more corporate blockchain adoption, with the first financial firms deploying blockchain technology into production in 2022. Keep an eye for decentralized finance (DeFi) models as they infiltrate mainstream businesses as well. In next-generation B2C networks, enterprise tokens will grow into a payment method, and central bank digital currencies will gain traction.
Numerous people will recall how, near the end of 2019, many technology and communication experts highlighted one of the major technological developments that would define the second decade of the 2000s, the implementation of 5G.
The COVID-19 epidemic, on the other hand, dashed the expectations of everyone who had put their aspirations on the possibilities that this modern communication technology would offer. Now, though, 2022 will be the year. As per the publication ‘The Ericsson Mobility Report’, the perspectives of various technology experts and heads of technical organizations may be heard once again, indicating that this is the year we anticipate reaching the threshold of 1 billion worldwide subscribers to 5G.
For businesses and society as a whole, 5G provides an opportunity. The advantages of this technological boom are numerous and varied: ultra-high-speed mobile broadband, ultra-reliable communication systems, increased network protection, the capacity to maintain millions of devices instantaneously and in real-time, increased bandwidth and coverage levels, broadband in rural regions, and so on.
Countries with extensive fiber-optic networks, such as Spain, which is presently ranked third in the world, will be prepared to instantly make use of these advantages.
6. VR, ER and AR
Virtual Reality (VR), Extended Reality (ER), and Augmented Reality (AR) are the next significant technological trends. AR enriches the user’s environment while VR plunges them into it. This technological trend has been heavily utilized for gaming and entertainment. However, it was also used for education training, such as with VirtualShip; a simulation program used in the training programs of captains in the United States Army, Navy, and Coast Guard.
We should expect this kind of technology to become much more embedded into our everyday life by 2022. AR and VR have huge promises in education, training, entertainment, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and marketing. They tend to function in unison with some of the other developing technologies we’ve already covered here. Both may be used to teach specialists how to perform surgery, provide tourists visiting museums with a more immersive experience, improve parks, or even give a lift off to a company’s marketing, as in the case of this Coca Cola AR marketing campaign.
In 2019, 14 million AR and VR devices were bought. By 2022, the worldwide AR and VR industry is predicted to reach $209.2 billion, resulting in more probability in the emerging technology and more experts prepared to enter this game-changing industry.
While some hiring managers may look for a certain level of experience in their recruits, keep in mind that starting up in VR doesn’t require a lot of expertise. Basic programming abilities and a forward-thinking attitude can put you on the right path, which is just another possible explanation why this latest technological trend should be on your radar!
7. Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT is another exciting new technological development. This is a system of physical “things” equipped with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, allowing them to gather and share data. Nowadays, many things include WiFi connection, allowing them to connect to the internet and even to each other. As a result, IoT, or the Internet of Things, was born. IoT is simply the future, and it has already given gadgets, household appliances, vehicles, and much more, the opportunity to connect to the Internet and share data.
We’re actively utilizing and benefiting from IoT as individuals and consumers. We can lock our gates and doors electronically if we fail to do so before heading off to work, and we can preheat our ovens on our way back, all while keeping track of our health using Fitbits. In addition to this, businesses have a lot to gain right now and in the near future. As research is conducted and processed, the IoT may help organizations improve their safety, productivity, and judgment. It has the potential to enable proactive maintenance, enhance medical treatment, and provide advantages we haven’t yet considered.
Despite this, many firms are hesitant to use IoT-based technology due to security concerns. At Hexacta, we firmly believe that risks may be reduced by including well-crafted IoT security protocols into the designs.
All in all
In so many aspects, the past few years have been insane. Some may be apprehensive about what is coming, believing that America and the globe will face greater geopolitical upheaval and unpredictability. On the other hand, numerous exciting technological advancements are on the horizon that may excite us all.
What we are sure about is that there will be changes and that those changes will have far-reaching effects. In light of these developments, every company will have to assess how eager it is to reconstruct its beliefs and plans. There’s no avoiding the transformations; it’s only a matter of whether a business decides to accept or reject them.
Overall, these are exciting times with a lot to look forward to. While circumstances may be difficult, we can put our confidence in human ingenuity and be assured that we will triumph.
Contributor: Charlon Muscat
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