Tech Trends

Hot Tech Trends

As we look forward and prepare for a post-pandemic future, it is important to consider the latest innovations and breakthroughs in technology that could potentially transform business and society.

Here are the top 5 tech trends to look out for in 2022:

Better cloud infrastructure

During 2020 and 2021, cloud computing rapidly took hold as work went virtual and businesses adapted to the global pandemic by accerating digital transformation. In 2022, we will undoubtedly see a continuation of rapid adoption and growth as hybrid working models establish. Cloud technology essentially improves every other technology to be lighter, faster, and more accessible for consumers and businesses, which means that it will be a key driver in the migration of more services to cloud platforms.

Metaverse

Forward-looking businesses are already creating spaces in the metaverse – virtual worlds constructed by combining different technologies including virtual and augmented reality. This ‘extended reality’ is anticipated to be the next evolution of the internet along with blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Digital trust

Blockchain technology, distributed ledgers, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are transforming our world, and it is expected to continue advancing in 2022. These innovations go beyond crypto and Bitcoin to things that integrate physical and digital aspects. This year, it is expected that more companies and individuals will embrace physical objects with blockchain technology and tokens.

Smarter devices

“Smart” really just used to mean connected – smartphones, smart TVs and other smart devices connected to the internet. Today, “smart” is increasingly defined as being powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Combined with the internet of things (IoT) and emerging super-fast networks like 5G, these smarter devices will augment us with new capabilities.

Advancing quantum computing

Despite the pandemic, investment in quantum R&D continues to grow. This highlights new opportunities for breakthrough in quantum technology in 2022, and its potential for simulation, optimisation combined with AI can unlock powerful benefits for a variety of industries. It is also predicted that we’ll see more collaborations across businesses, academia and research centres as cross-disciplinary teams combine expertise to advance quantum R&D.

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