Tech Trends of 2022
The physical universe is coming to life with new capabilities, one setting at a time, each with its own set of laws. We already have intelligent physical worlds on a small scale, such as smart factories, sophisticated cruise liners, and automated ports. We’ll see smart neighbourhoods, towns, and countries emerge in the future, with gigantic digital twins mirroring actual reality. And entirely digital worlds are also expanding. Big corporations will have their very own internal metaverses where workers will be able to work and engage from anywhere. In our spare moments, emerging customer metaverses will take us to nearly any sort of environment we can envision, where we may play games, socialise, or rest.
While we are still in the early stages of the metaverse, decision-makers who avoid it will soon find themselves trying to operate in worlds defined by others.
However, to truly embark on this new path, they must first lay a digital foundation. It’s time to finally choose partners to construct a digital twin, to move past data and analytics to apply AI in more transparent and collaborative ways. Only with a robust and well-oiled digital machinery will businesses be able to engage in (or create) new contexts and worlds.
Here are some tech trends to look forward to:
AI-Powered Cyber Security
Because of the dramatic growth in cyberattacks, email phishing scams, and ransomware, cybersecurity businesses are scrambling for technological solutions to solve the vulnerabilities. Criminals are hacking into individual accounts, key infrastructure in countries, and enterprises of all kinds, costing millions of dollars in damages.
In reaction to the COVID-19 virus, workplace digitalization and remote working made it a priority to teach staff about internet safety to avoid data breaches and losses.
Businesses are also using new cybersecurity technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to monitor and protect networks against hackers in real-time, rather than reacting to the danger after the harm has been done. Furthermore, cloud storage providers provide end-to-end encryption for online data storage and data transfers.
While 4G provided substantial advances, such as smooth video streaming, 5G offers 100 times the speed, which means that uploads, downloads, data transfers, and streams will be significantly quicker.
The Internet of Things (IoT), which comprises internet-powered smart devices joining and functioning together, will benefit from 5G. Unlike 4G, many devices can connect to the 5G network without experiencing major decreases in speed, latency, or reliability. This is due to the network-slicing technology, which generates distinct networks with different services for each device.
Furthermore, whereas 4G mobile networks struggle to maintain connectivity in congested areas, 5G can send radio waves to up to one million devices per square kilometre.
After years of turmoil, blockchain technology is already asserting itself as a workable option for a wide range of technological difficulties.
Blockchain is a decentralised distributed ledger that supports cryptocurrencies, digital payment systems, cryptographic protocols, and blockchain games. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) — un-interchangable blockchain data units — are quickly being used by content producers to generate their work digitally, sell it online, and earn a lot of cryptocurrencies.
The ledger component of blockchain technology allows it to be used for keeping medical information and other personal information, safeguarding trademarks, identifying title deed holders, monitoring online transactions, trading in NFT markets, and supply chain tracking.
Education Technology (EdTech)
The COVID-19 epidemic prompted school cancellations throughout the world, harming the educational sector and classroom learning for billions of pupils.
Companies that specialise in educational technology (ed-tech) have developed to provide answers by developing online platforms for remote learning. Investments in the e-learning business are expanding as new firms emerge to develop online learning systems and video conferencing technology to connect students to professors and courses.
Gamifying the experience may make online lessons more enjoyable and engaging. Integrating AI into teaching platforms personalises the curriculum, assesses students’ learning patterns, generates progress reports, and automates grading.
Furthermore, AI streamlines the syllabus process by assessing accessible instructional information and recommending whatever would be included in classes.