The emergence of new technologies is one of the things we are constantly experiencing in our world as technology evolves rapidly from year to year. Over the course of a decade, we have seen technological advances and innovations that have led the world through a digital transformation.
A lot of resources are being invested in technology, and all of this has led us to better operation, better workflows, and user experience. The emergence of tech innovations has further pushed the world towards the adoption of new ways of resolving problems, and for this reason, we expect new and advanced technological developments in 2021. Let’s now review the key technology trends that will reform 2021 in our opinion.
- Artificial Intelligence:
Artificial intelligence has been a major breakthrough that is becoming more widely accepted and its use will only increase in 2021. Simplified artificial intelligence consists of commands and interactions. There are many AI programs that include speech recognition, pattern recognition, diagnosis, prediction, and so on. The latest trend includes many applications like Siri, Alexa, Uber, Netflix that use artificial intelligence technology. Search engines even use artificial intelligence when searching the internet for better results. Another major reason for the popularity of artificial intelligence is home automation, where simple everyday functions are controlled by systems like Alexa-based systems that use artificial intelligence.
- Cyber Security
Cybersecurity is one of the technological trends we mention every year. There are many malicious activities going on in the internet space. Surveys show that most cyber threats now extend to companies with smaller or fewer employees, and one such popular trend is email phishing. If you connect to the network in any way, the danger of these common computer threats is a real threat. New technological innovations include the development of open source vulnerabilities, blockchain security, homomorphic encryption, and more.
- Virtual Reality (VR)
In 2021, technological trends such as virtual reality will bring the real-life experience closer and their application in various fields will grow. It simply brings the user into an environment; it achieves this by stimulating our hearing and vision, thereby making them feel as if we are experiencing the simulated environment as reality. One of the most popular applications of virtual reality is in gaming with PlayStation VR.
VR is also used in other forms of entertainment, even for educational purposes, such as virtual museums, galleries, discovery centers, and theaters. Another area of application for virtual reality is simulations and training in various fields such as medicine and aviation. While this area is highly acclaimed, there are still issues that need to be further explored that will promote a greater experience, so e.g. well-known Canadian VR companies such as Many Hats, VR Vision, Bit Space Development Ltd are constantly working hard to get as many VR achievements as possible.
- Augmented Reality (AR)
Some people think that virtual reality and augmented reality are the same. This is not the case, although they have similar properties. Augmented reality enhances the real-life picture with digital images. It usually works with camera lenses and popular AR software like Snapchat. AR technology is also used in advanced navigation systems, 3D image projection.
- Blockchain technology
In 2021, most institutions will continue to march on blockchain technology to prevent Internet fraud and information leakage. The name blockchain comes from the fact that it creates a chain from blocks that cannot be changed and are not controlled by any of its entities. Blockchain technology is related to cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. In our recent world, a lot of systems are already using blockchain technology. It’s main positive is: it provides a high level of protection against hackers, as well as eliminating the need for intermediaries for transactions, providing data protection, and so on.
- 5G Network
The 5G network is the next big thing everyone talks about when it comes to a mobile internet connection. After a decade of development, the 5G network has now become a reality in some countries and areas. It offers a transfer rate that is well above the 4G network. The transmission speed of a 5G network can be measured in gigabytes per second, and it is faster than any available home broadband. The most significant changes will be noticed in high extent files, such as videos, movies, and live transmissions. The last one will step a huge step forward because games, where everything happens in live-action like multi-players, slots, and other internet games, can load faster, and the streaming experience will also increase. Some say that there will be possible even to stream VR games.
Other applications on the 5G network are contained in the IoT modules, which makes the connection smoother, but the biggest drawback is the concerns about radiofrequency radiation. Roger ‘Communication launched 5G in January 2020 in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa. Today, it has expanded its 5G network to reach 1,330 more cities in Canada, including Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, and more.
- Internet of Things (IoT)
This technological trend has been around for a couple of years, but we expect higher expectations for this innovation. This means that thousands of devices would be able to connect through unique identifiers that would allow data to be transmitted over a network. IoT ( Internet of Things ) could make more intelligent devices, automation, and vehicles work. Smart wearable devices like Apple watches, smart homes like Google Home or Alexa all use IoT.
- Aerospace Technology Developments
Big companies like SpaceX and Blue origin are taking huge strides in space exploration. Even companies like Linkspace are among the best companies. Space expansion will be more active, and one of the main benefits is that in the future, humans may be able to make even intercontinental voyages within 30-40 minutes in space.
- Integration between AR glasses and smartphone
The combined design of AR glasses and smartphones is planned for 2021, so the smartphone will serve as a computing platform for glasses. The production of new smartphones with 5G network compatibility means that more audiovisual functionality would be efficient and seamless in AR-based applications.
The year 2021 promises a lot because of the new technological innovations we expect. It would be amazingly exciting to take advantage of these technological breakthroughs in everyday life. Various areas such as telecommunications, medicine, and agriculture could undergo significant development in 2021.