5 Tech Trends of 2020 That You'll Want to Know About

Saturday October 24, 2020
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Here we are in the futuristic 2020, and whilst it's not quite the flying cars' era they thought it would be in the nineties, technology has really come on leaps and bounds within such a short space of time. 

Technology is involved in our everyday life and is increasingly so all the time. There's no avoiding it. So, it's best we all get a little more tech-savvy, and there's no year quite like this one that has made people attempt to do just that. 

So, let's have a look at the tech trends of 2020, it's not quite I, Robot, but it's nearly there…

1. Digital Ecosystems and Data Centres 

Think about the natural ecosystem and its purpose/functions. A digital ecosystem works on the same kind of principals. They help enable flawless interactions, dynamic connections, and they improve digital transformation between all sorts of organizations across the world.

A data centre is a kind of digital ecosystem in that it helps connect users through digital sharing platforms, no matter where you are in the world. These secure units house an abundance of servers and computers that companies, governments and even transport infrastructure, and more use in order to operate. 

London UK Dedi Servers is just one example of a physical space in which data centres exist. Not many people know much about why these centres exist or that they do at all, but they're pretty magnificent! 

2. Augmented Human 

This refers to the way in which we augment ourselves to improve our experience of the world working with aspects of our physical health, cognitive and physical make up of the body. This kind of technology has been around for a while (think Stephen Hawkins' voice synthesizer), however in 2020, they are more intricate and incredible than ever before. 

Think beyond bionic arms and legs, to actual brain machines that help a brain communicate with an external device, where your thoughts become code. Think, a Virtual Reality (VR) where you can actually touch and smell your surroundings. VR/Haptic gloves are also taking off where you can personally interact with digital environments instead of using a controller. Freaky, right?

3. Quantum Computing 

This is the next step from classical computing as we know it. On a personal scale, many of us won't really have to deal with this kind of computing. However, with the vast amount of data and cyber technology on the planet, computers are having to adapt. 

Quantum computing will help manage what they call ‘big data’ which works with things like cancer treatment, large corporations like Amazon and nuclear energy control. 

4. Post-classical Technologies 

The predominant one you may know of in this case is 5G. Countries such as the US and China are competing to see who can launch it faster. They want mass consumer use, and this will only continue to grow. The Starlink satellite was also launched this year which is transforming broadband as we know it through satellites in space.  

5. Self-Driving Cars 

This concept has been thrown around for a while, and it has yet to be completely achieved, however, engineers and companies are exceptionally close to making it a reality. Some Tesla cars can be put into an autopilot mode on highways and motorways, but it's not entirely autonomous. 2020 sees further progress in autonomous cars, which involves great advancements on technologies such as road-savvy AI. 

Conclusion 

Technology is evolving at such a rapid rate, that plenty more could have essentially made the list. Life is changing as we know it, and we are entering a new age where we are living in symbiosis with technology. Are you ready for the future?