Just like any other area, technology also goes through phases and evolutionary stages, and these changes usually alter our entire society, and they affect the ways we do things. All through our history, technology has been the instigator of progress, and the same pattern is visible today. When it comes to 2017, we will mostly witness the further development of artificial intelligence and similar concepts, but some other sectors are offering exciting and attractive ideas as well.
The Internet Of Things Will Expand Even More
For those of you who are not familiar with the term, the Internet of Things is a phrase that is used to describe all the objects that are connected with sensors, and we use them almost as living entities. For instance, autonomous vehicles are an area in which IoT is already giving impressive results, and the same can be said for smart homes, or even smart cities for that matter. Of course, this use of Internet eliminates traditional borders between sectors, and that is why experts predict that cross-industry ideas will dominate the technological trends in the upcoming period.
Artificial Intelligence “Taking Over The World.”
Don’t worry, this apocalyptic scenario is not nearly possible, at least not yet, and we do not have to fear Artificial Intelligence. As a matter of fact, this technological area can give us a lot of useful products and services, and we are already reaping the rewards of the use of AI. For example, biometrics, language processing, or machine learning are all things that are gaining in popularity, and it seems that these areas will redefine our traditional workplace and entirely change our society.
One of the trends that are already well-established in the technological circles is known as VR (Virtual Reality), and together with its sister AR (Augmented Reality), this phenomenon is captivating audiences all over the world. People simply love this technology, and even though the possibilities of this concept are endless, we have already developed several features that are used in various areas of human life. However, communication is taking center stage, and we can now interact with people who are across the globe and have a feeling that they are sitting right in front of us. Of course, virtual simulations are a part of many other industrial and commercial uses, and that is why immersive technologies will continue to dominate the trends in the next year as well.