We, as a generation, have witnessed the rapid development in technology and the way it helps the world. From yahoo messenger to Facebook, from codeless phones to mobiles, from modems to mobile hotspots, we have truly observed the technology evolve from stages to the point where every day a new shade is being added to it. I guess it goes without saying that technology plays a major role in all the professions and it is becoming increasingly necessary to match our foot with its pace. Thus, we bring you some of the latest trends in technology which are changing scenarios across the globe that you must know about
5 Latest Trends in Technology
All of us have heard about this latest trend in technology – Bitcoin, and thus Blockchain. However, it is important to realize that Blockchain is a technology or a mechanism and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are applications that use the concept of the blockchain. Blockchain can be described as a decentralized database that is shared across a network of computers. The security is provided by such blocks of information being connected by specific hash codes. Thus Blockchain can be used in various applications to offer decentralization, security and flexibility. The wide scope of Blockchain is extended to areas such as Digital Voting, Medical record-keeping, data backup and digital ids and many more.
2. Augmented Reality
Who doesn’t know about Pokemon Go! The game that took everyone by fascination due to the level of technology it embodied by introducing its users to the world of Augmented reality. It is used to enrich the experience by integrating graphics and sound in the real world environment. One can expect its widespread applications in the real estate industry, learning, advertising, tourism, gaming, navigation, defence industry and much more.
3. Internet of Things
Heard about smart homes or a smartwatch? Well, all of it is possible due to the concept of IoT. Internet of things(IoT) basically means using sensors and networks to control physical devices and objects through the internet. From something as simple as an Alarm clock controlled by your phone using Raspberry Pi to something as huge as the Amazon go store or a smart city, the extensions and applications of IoT are endless. It is extensively used in the energy sector in addition to fields like agriculture, manufacturing and for building smart homes and buildings.
4. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is an emerging technology that uses the internet and remote servers to maintain data and provide Internet-based development and services. Cloud computing services eliminate mighty costs of hardware and electricity, provides on-demand network access services, enhances productivity and connectivity and makes data backup and recovery much easier over the network. There are 3 basic categories of cloud computing services- Software as a service(SaaS), Platform as a service(PaaS) and Infrastructure as a service(IaaS). You’ll find numerous examples of sites providing hosted services over the Internet.
5. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has been around for quite some time now but its sub-branches like machine learning, deep learning and related applications are gaining popularity like never before. Artificial Intelligence enables machines to identify patterns and process data using various algorithms and use it to predict outcomes with minimal human intervention. Almost all virtual personal assistants like Siri by Apple, Bixby by Samsung or Alexa by Amazon use machine learning concepts. Moreover, Face recognition, traffic predictions, speech recognition, product recommendations, object manipulation in robotics are some of the major applications of artificial intelligence that we use in our day-to-day lives.
Thus, the evolving technology is sure to fill our future with more interactive machines and immersive web applications. With its mighty influence, it is sure to take on every field be it marketing or designing, medicine or real estate, and hence, keeping an eye on these latest trends in technology will definitely put you ahead in the game.