As a CEO, I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure you’re following the top tech trends of the year. Not only will this detail a ton of information on the direction of the market, but it can also help you finetune your business to give your clients and customers the best experience.
You can also implement the latest tech into your business to help improve daily functions and operations and basically become the business you can be. However, without knowing what the tech trends are, you won’t be able to do any of this.
Today, we’re going to explore the top tech trends of 2019, detailing everything you need to know to make the most of this year!
#1 – Voice Assistants
Gary Vaynerchuk regularly exclaims his predicted rise of voice assistants, such as Google Assistant and Siri, and then voice-based home assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, and it seems to be coming true.
Voice-based technology is becoming more and more popular around the world, and there’s no denying it’s only going to keep going. Bear this in mind when thinking of ways to improve your business.
#2 – Blockchain
While blockchain hit the mainstream through cryptocurrency, blockchain technology has such a wide variety of uses that it’s already being used for and this will only evolve other the next year. While lots of development is needed, it’s clear this technology will be a game-changer.
#3 – Privacy Laws
If you’ve been on the internet over the last few years, you’ll already know that privacy and data laws have become a hot talking point, and this conversation is only going to ramp up over the next couple of years, especially when it comes to businesses like social media.
#4 – Autonomous Machines
Everything that works autonomously, including drones, vehicles, cars, machinery, and factories will set to rise over this year, especially since the technology is becoming increasingly enhanced and innovated.
#5 – Immersive Experiences
Technology is becoming more and more immersive with every passing year, whether that’s a service being offered, entertainment, or just daily operations, and as a business, this means getting on the bandwagon when it comes to experiences and content.
With the ever-increasingly higher quality 360° content, AR, VR, and MR technologies becoming more common, soon businesses will be under pressure to start showcasing high-quality content that fits these audiences.
#6 – Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality refers to the mixture format of both virtual reality and actual reality. AR implements overlays that then interact with the surfaces on the real world, created a combined experience.
Google Glass tried to implement this in the past, and although technology didn’t take off then, that doesn’t mean the market won’t grow in other ways this year.
#7 – Virtual Reality
There’s no denying the impact that virtual reality headsets have had over the last few years, and they’re tremendously growing in popularity at an ever-increasing level. Millions of headsets have been sold around the world, and this is only going to increase over this year and the future.
#8 – Quantum Computing
While computers today are more powerful than they’ve ever been, quantum computing is the next step and will provide humanity with the ability to carry out tasks and operations that were previously impossible.
“Information Age describes as imagining early computers having the ability to read every book ever written one after enough whereas quantum computing is being able to read them all at the same time” explains Sam Harris, a tech writer for Australia2Write.
AI will completely change the world as we know it, and over the next few years, it will start to change the world in ways we can’t even comprehend, as stated by people like Bill Gates and Elon Musk. However, this year will be a year of implementing it on small scales which will already make so many changes.
#10 – Digital Twins
We’re already hearing a lot about digital twins and how they’ll shape the future. As the name suggests, this is a digital copy of a room or system that you’ll be able to monitor and implement in certain aspects of your life, including your home and office.
Guest post courtesy of Joel Syder. He an is IT analyst, coach, and writer at PhD Kingdom and Next CourseWork. He enjoys helping people to learn more about the latest tech trends for businesses as well as creating articles about things that excite him. Also, he tutors at Brit Student academic website.