Traditionally, Maslow's hierarchy of human needs shows that individuals must satisfy their basic needs, such as food and water, to attain their psychological needs, including relationships and bonds. Then finally, they strive to achieve their self-fulfilment needs, for example, career goals.
However, if Maslow had constructed his hierarchy with today's dynamic world in mind, he would have pitched in technological needs somewhere after basic needs.
There's no denying that technological advances or advancement in technology has made our lives extremely easy and there's no shame in being quick to acquire and adapt to the latest technological innovations.
If you're a tech or technology enthusiast, these technological innovations 2021 will blow your mind.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence has been the talk of the decade. While there's so much that's already been done in this field, a lot of it remains under development. In the near future, AI will be used for more than image and voice recognition. The technology will help users determine trends and underlying connections in different services and businesses. This will help people drive temore revenue from their work and enhance the customer experience for their users.
Now comes machine learning and the application of AI. This technology provides systems to automatically update their learning and improve user experience; they won't need to be explicitly programmed every time for the changes, saving time and resources.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
RPA is a technology that will create many new jobs, such as developer consultants, project managers and solution architects. It's essentially a program that uses software to help businesses carry out mundane tasks such as process transactions, reply to emails, organize data and more. It will take over the repetitive tasks of every day and your employees will have ample time on their hands to engage in more productive activities.
Just like cloud computing was all the hype a few years ago, today its edge computing. In many ways, it's a level up from the previous technology. With the number of data organization on the rise, one thing has become clear – cloud computing has certain shortcomings. These problems will be solved using edge computing. It is designed to handle actions like process time-sensitive data with no internet connection. This will truly be a revolutionary technology. It is predicted that by 2022, the market for edge computing will reach $6.72 billion.
Quantum computing is one of the technological developments that is finding its way into many different fields. Based on quantum phenomena such as superposition, this technology helps make computers a lot faster. It has the potential to monitor and analyze data no matter what the source. Many renowned companies, such as Microsoft and Google, are investing in and working on this field's innovations.
Augmented reality, along with virtual reality, has helped the gaming industry reach new levels of success. By 2021, it is expected that this technology is expected to be further integrated into society. AR and VR together can help enhance training, entertainment, and education programs.
Internet of Things (IoT)
One of the most promising technology trends for 2021 is IoT. As a plethora of devices are Wi-Fi-enabled and can be connected to each other, we're already using it in many ways. This technology will be further updated in the coming year and will create a massive web of connected things, including everything from smartphones to everyday appliances. The global spending on this technology is expected to reach 1.1 trillion dollars in the next two years.
By 2021, 5G technology is expected to revolutionize our lives. Although we're already using 3G and 4G, which helps us stay connected to the internet and many other services, 5G will take this one step ahead. It is expected that 5G will help enhance the gaming experience, navigation and more. Factories could use it to upgrade their security and safety protocols. Traffic control and smart grid control will also be updated.
Cybercrimes are tales as old as times and with the constantly changing digital landscape, the culprits are finding new ways to break the law. But don't you worry, science is finding better ways to combat these new and improved criminals. This makes cybersecurity a rapidly growing and changing field. New jobs are emerging in the industry as professional cybersecurity workers are on the rise.
Customer Data Platforms (CDP)
According to IBM, 'bad data' costs businesses in the U.S. a loss of approximately $3 trillion every year. To stop this from happening, organizations use Customer Data Platforms (CDP) to organize and curate data properly. Now that business operations are fragmented thanks to the new normal of work from home, CDP is expected to spread like wildfire in every size organization.
Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS)
DMS is an automotive safety technology for vehicles, but now it's moving in-vehicles. The sensing innovation of the driver monitoring functions will be upgraded to more accurate systems. This will now incorporate better real-time detection, along with improved driver capability assessment and driver controls.
Hyperlocal Business Operations
While this was the plan for the next few decades, thanks to COVID-19, this has been pushed to the front. Businesses were planning to expand to new topographies, but now they have been forced to expand to their employees' homes. Therefore, companies are trying to improve their capacity to function hyper-locally. They're deploying structures that will help them distribute tasks and collect assignments from different geographical areas easily.
Even if multiple smart gadgets surround you at the very moment, you know there's always room for more. 2021 will bring its fair share of new and improved gadgets, so you should be ready to get your hands on them. Some things you should be waiting for are activity tracking shoes, lights that can adapt to different times of the day and bike locks that are more secure.
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