Something has to be said for the imploding change the global pandemic brought about in technology. It has fast-tracked many developer’s plans as it’s not merely a commodity, but rather a necessity to be perfectly connected virtually.
It spans further than the Zoom calls we all had to adapt to. The way we work, live and shop changed overnight. Ambitious developers have jumped on the opportunity to deliver what the world needs. Faster.
Kevin Cochran, the author here, is an expert consultant on developing technologies for the Canadian workplace. He follows everything from the best upcoming gambling technologies for an instant withdrawal casino app to AI at home. If there’s an unbelievable technology in development, he can tell you about it.
Let’s look at new technologies coming in 2021 and how it’ll change the way we work and live.
You probably don’t realize the extent to which AI has already been launched into cloud-based applications, gathering information through every app and platform you use. Have you recently accepted a sites’ cookies’ policy? Well, if you have, your every action on that site is being captured, analyzed and formulated to get to know you better.
It’s the exact algorithm that compares trillions of little bytes of information into preferences to know who you are and what you like. Have you ever wondered how Facebook learns that you need to buy dog food? It’s AI technology already at work in your everyday life.
The AI application will increase in 2021 as we’ve entered a post-pandemic era of information finding, tracking, and processing. The entire world needs to keep tabs on healthcare developments and every person that’s under potential threat or in need of help.
There’s an immediate need for tech developers to smooth out and perfect machine learning algorithms. It has to collect and process data and deliver sophisticated solutions to problems our mere human minds can’t resolve yet. Isn’t it amazing that humans can create technology to do what we can’t?
AI can monitor public spaces and analyze connections and interactions that would go unnoticed by the human eye. This information is invaluable when it comes to issues such as contact tracing.
5G Will Be Deployed
Although the pandemic initially disrupted 5G networks’ roll-out, it has also made it abundantly clear how much we need it. The global economy went online, and so did the need for increased bandwidth.
Many experts believe there’s no returning to what we thought was normality, and corporations have realized the benefits of remote teams working from home. It saves companies millions in overheads, and many global corporations will consider downsizing on actual office space. The new normal is here to stay, and the final deployment of 5G is high on the list of priorities for telecommunications providers and the most needed new tech 2021 will bring along.
Flip Phones Will Make a Comeback
It’s incredible how fashion always goes full circle, but we hardly ever expect to see it in tech gadgets. The need to be permanently connected across various devices has sparked the return of the flip phone. In this case, you’ll find it packed with so much more than the ’90s Motorola.
It’s called hybrid devices and is a two in one solution to provide you with a phone that opens up and becomes a tablet. The idea is that you can fold and unfold it into various sizes without losing any connectivity or functionality. Microsoft and Samsung have led the way and have already launched their versions of the hybrid phone.
With more people working from home and having more freedom to move around, it’s also increasingly necessary to have a mobile gadget that can quickly double up as a tablet. If your boss needs an update on a spreadsheet while you’re having coffee at Starbucks, all you have to do is open up your hybrid screen and work away.
There’s a long list of exciting technology developments expected to roll out in 2021. The future is an unknown adventure that we’ve all been catapulted into, whether we were ready for it or not. The best you can do is embrace all the change, hang on to your seat, and enjoy the ride.