Discover the top 10 technology trends of 2022

New technological innovations will help transform businesses and society in 2022. Here are the main trends that will mark the coming months.

#1: Computing Power

Computing power will continue to explode in 2022. We now have a vastly improved cloud infrastructure, and many businesses are shifting to cloud computing.

We’re also seeing a push towards better networks – 5G is rolling out and 6G is on the horizon. That means even more power in our phones, in our cars and in our portable devices.

#2: Smarter Devices

The increasing performance of computers allows us to create smarter devices. We now have smart TVs, self-driving cars, and smarter robots that can work alongside humans to accomplish more tasks.

In 2022, the explosion of smart devices will continue, including the introduction of smart home robots.

No. 3: Quantum Computing

The trend towards quantum computing – the processing of information represented by special quantum states – allows machines to process information in a fundamentally different way than traditional computers. Quantum computing will potentially give us computing power a trillion times more powerful than today’s advanced supercomputers.

In 2022, quantum computers may well fundamentally change the way we approach issues such as logistics, portfolio management and drug innovations.

No. 4: Datafication

Data is a key enabler for all of these trends. The digitization of the world today means that we have huge amounts of data, which has become the number one business asset of every organization. We can use the data to better understand our customers, research key trends, and gain insight into what is working within our organizations.

No. 5: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Organizations and researchers are now using all their data and computing power to bring advanced AI capabilities to the world.

One of the main trends in the world of AI is computer vision. We now have computers that can see and recognize objects in video or photography. Language processing is also making great strides, so machines can understand our voices and respond to us.

“Low-code” or “no-code” will also be a big trend this year. We will be able to build our AI using drag-and-drop graphical interfaces, which will allow us to develop extraordinary applications without being limited by our coding skills.

No. 6: Augmented reality

Our devices (especially our phones and tablets) now have more augmented reality (AR) capabilities, and we’re seeing an even bigger push in virtual reality (VR). In 2022, we will see new, lighter and more mobile VR devices. Instead of having bulky headsets that require WiFi connections, we’ll have more goggle-like devices that connect to our phones and give us superior VR experiences in terms of mobility.

These advancements in extended reality pave the way for incredible experiences in the metaverse, a persistent, shared virtual world that users can access across different devices and platforms.

No. 7: Digital trust

Blockchain technology, distributed ledgers, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are transforming our world, and we will continue to see advances in this technology in 2022. These innovations go beyond Bitcoin, such as smart contracts that allow us to verify ownership with NFTs. This year we will see more companies and individuals enhancing physical objects with blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens.

No. 8: 3D printing

We can now make things with 3D printing that we never would have dreamed of a decade ago. In 2022, we will see transformations in manufacturing and beyond, from technological innovations in 3D printing, including mass-produced custom parts, concrete for homes, printed food, metal and composite materials. .

No. 9: Genomics

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to two scientists, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, for their work to develop a method for genome editing. Genomics, gene editing and synthetic biology are among the top trends of 2022, as these advances can help us modify crops, cure and eradicate diseases, develop new vaccines like the one for Covid-19 , and to achieve other medical and biological breakthroughs.

Nanotechnology will also allow us to endow materials with new attributes by manipulating them at a subatomic level, so we can create foldable displays, better batteries, water-repellent and self-cleaning fabrics, and even self-healing paints this year.

No. 10: New energy solutions

The last extremely important trend is that of new energy solutions. As part of the fight against climate change, we will see steady progress in the batteries used in our cars, as well as innovations in nuclear energy and green hydrogen. These new trends will allow us to power our ships, our planes, our trains and to produce energy for the general public.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Bernard Marr

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