‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic’. – Arthur C. Clarke (Author)
Experts say that technology is an obedient servant but a really dangerous master. Time and again, technology has proved the adage right by being a threat to mankind when used in excess. As a domain that has constantly witnessed changes and upgradations, the world of technology is one of the major contributors to the global economy and the world of Science. It is thus apt to say that the science of today is the technology of tomorrow. In addition to drastically changing the way people work and comprehend things, technology helps in solving bigger problems the easier way creating new opportunities to complete even the most complex jobs.
That is just the tip of the iceberg, as technology is deep. Primarily, technology never fails to astound us, so much so, that even average technology users get accustomed to technology to go about their daily tasks. Predicting the course of technology is an attempt in futility. The year 2017 is thus going to be a year of surprises for the technologically inclined. The major trends that will make a huge impact in 2017 include:
The internet of things and the smart home tech
The much awaited revolution of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) has resulted in the interconnectedness. But we all know for a fact that we are not living in smart and connected homes. There is a dearth for solutions that can tie a lot of applications together. Bigger companies have uniform user experiences viz. Google, Amazon and Apple but most businesses are looking for changes and advancement on this front in the years to come.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
The year 2016 witnessed some major changes for augmented reality and virtual reality with Pokémon Go, an AR game becoming a phenomenal hit with over a million downloads. The market is all spruced up for AR and VR and there are some early-stage devices and technology for multiple such applications.
Machine learning has come a long way taking large strides forward in the last few years. However, we have only seen it entering through a partial range of applications. Machine learning may also incorporate products based on earlier purchase history to improve the user experience of analytics app.
Automation is slated to be a bigger mainstay through 2017 and the advanced technology has enabled automation of previously human limited tasks. Robotic technology is going to take yet another leap forward and contribute to higher productivity levels. The combination of automation with machine learning will bring about significant changes in the world production.
The Integration of Physical and Digital Platforms
Mobile devices are continuously adding technology into our daily lives providing users access to infinite information worldwide. As a result of such integration, online brands like amazon will have physical products while retail outlets like Walmart and others will adopt more digital features including store maps.
The year 2017 is going to be a year of technological advancements, integration of platforms and more. If you are a technology marketer an exhaustive technology mailing list from Technology User Lists can boost your business significantly. Know about the trends that are going to make their debut, to strategize more effectively.