Every year, I gaze into the future and forecast the major technological trends that will influence the coming few months. I can’t wait to witness how the numerous inventions and discoveries that are currently taking place in 2022 contribute to the transformation of business and society. Let’s have a look at my list of the most important IT trends, starting right now.
1: Computing Power
In 2022, computing power will only increase even more. Our cloud infrastructure has greatly improved, and many companies are switching to the cloud. Additionally, there is a push for better networks: 6G is coming, and 5G is currently being rolled out. That translates to even more power for our smartphones, automobiles, and wearable technology.
2: Smarter Devices
We can now make smarter devices thanks to increasing computer power. We now have intelligent televisions, self-driving cars, and more sophisticated robots that can collaborate with people to do a wider range of jobs. The proliferation of smart devices will continue to gain steam in 2022, and intelligent home robots will make their debut.
3: Quantum Computing
Machines are now able to handle information in a way that is fundamentally different from how conventional computers do so because to the trend of quantum computing, which involves processing information that is represented by certain quantum states. A trillion times more computing power than what is currently available from the most sophisticated supercomputers could be ours thanks to quantum computing. I believe quantum computing will radically alter how we tackle issues like logistics, portfolio management, and medication development by the year 2022.
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All of these movements rely heavily on data as an enabler. We now have access to tremendous amounts of data because to all the digitization that has taken place in our world, and data is now every organization’s most valuable corporate asset. We may use data to learn more about our consumers, investigate important trends, and gain understanding of what is effective within our organizations.
5: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Now, businesses and researchers are utilizing all of their data and computing capacity to offer the world superior AI capabilities.
Machine vision is one of the major trends in AI. Computers now exist that can see and identify objects in a picture or video. Large strides are also being made in language processing, allowing machines to recognize human voices and communicate back to us.
This year, low- or no-code will also be a very popular trend. We will be able to create amazing applications without being constrained by our coding abilities by building our AI utilizing drag-and-drop graphical user interfaces.
6: Extended Reality
Our smartphones and tablets, in particular, now have greater augmented reality (AR) capabilities, and there is a stronger push toward virtual reality (VR). We’ll have gadgets that are more like spectacles that link to our phones and provide us with greater VR experiences on the move in 2022 rather than cumbersome headsets that need WIFI connections.
These developments in extended reality open the door to amazing experiences in the metaverse, a shared, persistent virtual world that users may access through many devices and platforms.
7: Digital Trust
Blockchain, distributed ledgers, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are revolutionizing our world, and in 2022, these technologies will continue to advance. These developments go beyond Bitcoin and include things like smart contracts, which let us use NFTs to prove ownership. More businesses and individuals will be incorporating blockchain technology and tokens into tangible things this year.
8: 3D Printing
In the last ten years, 3D printing has allowed us to create things we could never have imagined. Manufacturing and other industries may undergo changes in 2022 as a result of technological advancements in 3D printing, including mass-produced personalized items, concrete for houses, printed food, metal, and composite materials.
Two researchers, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Duodena, received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work creating a method for genome editing. The top trends for 2022 are genomics, gene editing, and synthetic biology because these developments will make it possible to modify crops, treat and eradicate disease, create novel vaccines like the COVID-19 injection, and make other significant advances in biology and medicine.
This year, we’ll be able to produce things like bendable screens, improved batteries, water-repellent, self-cleaning fabrics, and even self-repairing paint because to nanotechnology’s ability to change the properties of materials at the subatomic level.
10: New Energy Solutions
The final and most crucial trend is new energy solutions. The batteries we use in our automobiles will continue to progress as we combat climate change, and nuclear power and green hydrogen will also witness innovations. We will be able to power our ships, aero planes, trains, and produce energy for the general population thanks to these new trends.