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What are the top tech trends to look out for in 2021?

What are the top tech trends to look out for in 2021?

Technology today is evolving at such a rapid pace that staying current with new technology trends can be a bit daunting. Here is our list of some of the top tech trends to look out for this year.

 

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI continues to be one of the new technology trends because of its notable effects on how we live, work, and play. It is predicted that, with AI spreading its wings across sectors, new jobs will be created in development, programming, testing, support, maintenance, and more.

 

2. Wearable technology

Wearables have been on the rise for the past five years or so and consumer spending on wearable technology is rising fast. Apple is even set to debut its first augmented reality headset in 2022, to potentially replace the phone in your pocket with a pair of glasses.

 

3. 5G technology

With the setups for 5G technology being laid in the world, there are speculations about what it might bring… because the possibilities are endless. For instance, 5G could strengthen the technologies backed by AR and VR by giving them the needed bandwidth to be widely available. The concept of cloud-based gaming will also rely heavily on the strength that 5G is going to provide. Every emerging technology that we know of or discuss in this article will benefit from the emergence of 5G technology.

 

4. Internet of Behaviour (IoB)

IoB makes use of data and its insights to bring a change in behaviour. Though the concept has ethical implications of its own, data security is being stressed upon like never before. It combines existing technologies that focus on the individual directly, such as facial recognition and location tracking, and connects the resulting data to associated behavioural events, such as cash purchases or device usage. Organisations can then use this data to influence human behaviour.

 

5. Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is a form of computing that takes advantage of quantum phenomena like superposition and quantum entanglement. It is finding applications in banking and finance, to manage credit risk, for high-frequency trading and fraud detection.

 

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Blog carried: 27/08/2019

Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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