With everything tech and the majority of aspects in our daily lives digitalized, we can expect each year to come with its own technological advancements and nifty gadgets. Now whether these novelties can be used for work or hobbies, is entirely up to the context and customers’ needs and wants. Senior Content Writer at NoDeposit365 Tim Wright is quite the technophile and always likes keeping himself informed about anything and everything techie:
‘As someone who works within the online casino sector, innovation is something we keep at the forefront. If this weren’t the case, we’d have serious issues. Keeping ourselves updated within the industry is all well and good, but it’s also imperative to keep abreast with other niches that one way or another enhance our performance and ultimately, success. Cutting edge technology means our partners are able to invest in premium quality products that augment the development of no deposit casino games.’
This brings to mind Netflix's sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror whichhas been called prophetic by many. In the dozen years since its premiere, we cannot help but testify its accurate predictions about how technology was about to transform our lives. The below list of current and upcoming tech trends simply confirms how technology continues to reshape our life in ways unimagined by many.
#1. Artificial Intelligence
There’s already been a lot of hype about artificial intelligence, or AI, in the past decade, but it continues to be a novel technology trend because of its evolving quality, that keeps changing the way we live, work and play. AI is already known for its superiority in image and speech recognition, navigation apps, smartphone personal assistants, ride-sharing apps and so much more.
We are now seeing its potential in the e-commerce realm too with retail markets having AI-enabled algorithms that recommend clothes to their customers to match their sizes and tastes. Contactless, autonomous shopping and delivery will also be a huge trend for 2023 as AI will further automate the process of receiving and paying for goods and services.
It is predicted that in 2023, artificial intelligence will also become real in organizations, improving nearly every job in every business process, across industries. Meanwhile, new jobs will be created in development, programming, testing, support and maintenance, to name a few.
Other than that AI will strengthen its analytic power as data will be analysed in near real-time to allow predictions on how to best increase revenues and enhance personalized experiences.
#2. The Metaverse
While it is true that Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has lost tons of money on its metaverse efforts, the idea of spending time in a virtual world where we’ll be able to work, play, and socialize on a persistent platform is increasingly infiltrating the public consciousness.
As augmented reality and virtual reality technology will continue to advance, the work environment is predicted to undergo a whole revamp, with more immersive meeting environments, where co-workers can talk, brainstorm, and co-create.
Another trend to expect this year is a more advanced avatar technology, with avatar not only looking exactly like we do in the real world but also using our body language thanks to the motion capture feature.
#3. The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things refers to a novel technological trend by which ‘things’ are built with WiFi connectivity so that devices such as home appliances, cars and much more are connected to and exchange data over the Internet. This connectivity has made possible the generation of copious amounts of data on everything from residential automated lighting to parking usage on streets.
IoT is already benefitting consumers in terms of added convenience. Nowadays, one can remotely switch on their air conditioning to make sure they cool off quickly once they arrive home. We can also easily lock our doors from miles away if we would have forgotten to do so. IoT also serves businesses, allowing them higher safety and efficiency while enabling better decision making through the collection and analysis of data.
By 2030 we will likely be seeing around 50 billion of these IoT devices used worldwide, with the global spending on these smart devices forecast to reach 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2023. This market growth is expected to be driven by more advanced technologies such as 5G.
#4. Sustainability Tech
Reducing carbon emissions is one of the world’s current challenges. To tackle the climate crisis, the world has committed to being greener, which is why we now have electric cars and houses powered by greener sources of energy. The good thing is that both individual consumers and businesses are mindful of their carbon footprints and waste, so much so that they are actively attempting to minimize it or convert it into renewable energy.
In 2023 we shall witness continued progress around green hydrogen, a new clean-burning source of energy that produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The phenomenon through which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored, also referred to as carbon capture and storage, shall also come to the forefront this year.
#5. Quantum Progress
Right now there is a worldwide contest to develop quantum computing at large. This technology uses subatomic particles to create new ways of processing and storing information at a speed that’s a trillion times more efficient than the fastest traditional processors available today.
This amazing technology is able to query, monitor, analyze and act on data, regardless of the source. Its application can be found in the prevention of Covid-19 contagion as well as the development of potential vaccines. Another field where quantum computing is being applied is banking and finance, to manage credit risk.
The potential downside to quantum computing is that it could render our current encryption practices futile. When a nation develops this technology at scale, it could decode other nations’ encryptions, with these nations’ businesses and security systems being vulnerable to the power of quantum computing.