With the passage of time, technology is advancing rapidly, owing to its dynamic elements. Not only has it enriched our lives with its ready accessibility, technology has simultaneously revolutionized the way we approach subjects. Technology has made everyday life easier by adhering to the necessities in terms of small scale as well as large-scale concerns.
2017 had paved the way for an advanced technological breakthrough, and therefore people are ardently optimistic about what 2018 has to offer.
Here are the top 10 tech trends that will govern 2018:
i) Artificial Intelligence (AI):
With the impressive advancement in science and its implementations, intelligent machines have garnered a lot of appeal from the mass. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gained widespread influence over the course of this decade. It includes the use of machines that are designed to think, and therefore save human resources and reduce human error. The breakthrough of “smart homes” and “smartphones” has improved customer experience by hyper-personalized interactions with the AI and is expected to take the tech industry by storm due to its popularity.
ii) BlockChain Economy:
Blockchain economy makes use of patterns or blocks to regulate and keep track of digital currency. Formerly used to monitor Bitcoin, block chain is akin to a digital ledger which can be used for several purposes, not only financial- as it was previously intended. With the use of block chain, transactions can be simplified and globalized. It can help large business firms in regulating information in a more meticulous fashion – with the benefit of being extremely user-friendly.
iii) Augmented and Virtual Reality:
The craze for Virtual reality and augmented reality has increased steadily over the course of the past few years and has finally boomed in 2018. This innovation allows an almost holistic sensory experience, with the use of headsets, and/or VR gloves which detect hand/eye motion and responds accordingly by sending a new input video. The 3D experience can be highly realistic and therefore may be used for several reasons ranging from entertainment; training for medical studies/driving or sports.
iv) Delivery Drones:
With the declaration of Amazon testing delivery drones, several companies have taken up this initiative as well. Not only will it save the time lost in traffic, but also reduce the necessity of using up human resources. By the mid of 2018, delivery drones are expected to be launched in India in a controlled, and minimal fashion.
v) Smart Cars (Self Driven Cars):
Ford, BMW, and Benz had started developing smart cars by the eve of 2016, and have declared that they will be in the market by 2017 in India. By 2018 several automobile companies have launched their Smart cars in India. Smart cars would reduce the number of accidents as they follow traffic protocols meticulously. Elder citizen and handicapped people would benefit tremendously by this invention.
vi) Service Architecture and Mesh App:
Mesh nodes are radio transmitters that make use of WIFI connections to communicate with other respective mesh devices, and also users. It reduces the cost and effort of setting up new wireless networks over a large area. Big businesses or governments can benefit to a large extent by this implementation. The prime minister’s new campaign “Digital India’’ will pave the way for the emergence of Mesh services in India.
vii) Cloud Computing to in Businesses:
A cloud computing architecture in IT can be used to maintain an online track of business interactions by uploading important data on a daily basis. It is easy to access and saves time as the track record is kept on an online platform.
viii) Cyber Insurance:
Cyber insurance has also gained prevalence in the recent few years. As digitalization gains more momentum, the fear regarding the loss of data due to computer/software malfunctions has simultaneously increased. Cyber insurance can be provided to interested parties to reduce risk exposure by compensating monetarily in case of a cyber breach or malfunction.
ix) Learning Management Software:
With the aim of educating the rural masses, several e-learning software, apps and practices are being developed to facilitate a cost-effective method to educate people on a large scale. With the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), digital measures have indeed started to gain precedence over conventional tutorials which definitely extinguish considerably more resources.
x) Wearable Technologies:
It has been estimated that users can mitigate their healthcare costs by a staggering 40% with the use of a fitness tracker by the end of 2018. Enviro trackers monitor the environment around a person through the use of sensors to determine whether the air quality, temperature, UV exposure is in optimal condition for the user. These can, therefore, help in preventing attacks in patients suffering from asthma, allergies etc. The improvement in wearable technology will indeed take India by storm in the course of this year.
Technology has therefore not only made everyday life easier, but also made drastic improvements in areas such as communication, entertainment, education and will continue to do so with the passage of time.