Technology changed the world. We depend on it to survive and generally, make life easier and more pleasurable. 2020 showed us how critical tech is for our survival. With constant development, technology trends are always changing. However, there are some of them that we think will continue in the coming year. Let’s take a look at them:
Artificial intelligence is making its way into every existing industry. And still, it is barely scratching the surface of what it is capable of. Businesses and consumers alike will benefit from AI integrations. Its adoption will definitely skyrocket in 2021.
Furthermore, this trend may have an interesting side note – the formation of ethical guidelines regarding the use of AI. Government agencies, independent organizations, and large companies will seek to regulate how we can use AI effectively while keeping things fair and safe.
Work from home will continue
After the covid-19 spread worldwide at the beginning of 2020, most of the world’s businesses began working from home. The pandemic forced a shift towards work from home models for businesses and companies of all shapes and sizes.
Even though the vaccines currently rolling out worldwide give us hope for a more normal 2021, the pandemic won’t end immediately. So, remote work will likely continue to be an enormous part of the global economy.
Besides, many companies discovered the benefits of remote work, offering employees the chance to work from home indefinitely.
VR and AR become more accessible
2020 may be considered as the biggest year for technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The AR features for smartphones and tether-free Oculus Quest 2 headset have made the technologies more accessible.
According to Gartner, spending on wearable devices will double by 2021, paving the way for further adoption of VR headsets. Developers will likely devote more effort to creating high-quality VR games and other entertainment products.