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2016 Technology Trends that you need to know about
January 19, 2016 by Keith De Alwis in Blog entries
As among the leading app development agencies in britain we often get asked our opinions on what the main technology trends are, as well as what the hottest areas of tech are. We talked to many vendors, manufactures, agencies and mobile operators at CES 2016 and finished what we think are the top 10 2016 technology trends.
1. Information of the things (IOE)
With tech moving towards interconnectivity where everything in your household will be connected to the internet, the main challenge for your industry will be how and who can harness the massive level of data that will become available. Which has a predicted 25 billion devices by 2020, data will be generated and mined across nearly all topic and niche around. The real trick will probably be who can harness this data and exactly how it can be turned into meaningful insight.
2. Autonomous agents
Just about the most exciting start ups we saw at CES was the Autonomous one man drone which won Best off Beat product of 2016. The rather un-catchy named EHANG 184 features a top speed of 60 MPH and a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet and could be programmed to fly to and from specific GPS locations. First autonomous cars and now autonomous drones. This is an section of massive development with all the ability for robots to know and surpass people in their ability to perform human tasks. The real challenge for governments and regulating authorities would be to control the change in autonomous vehicles from controlled environments to uncontrolled environments (Like airspace).
With tech moving towards interconnectivity where everything in your household will be connected to the internet, the main challenge for your industry will be how and who is able to harness the massive quantity of data that will become available.
3. 3D Printing materials
Another sector that is growing at pace in 3D printing. Although some technologists are already calling 3D printing old hat, to be able to print car engine parts (like Tesla have started doing) and printing rocket parts that have historically been exorbitantly costly to create, suddenly industries are able produce material and significantly lower costs. Take fractional laser treatments forward ten years and now we can see 3D printing extend to biological material, including food.
4. The Device “Mesh”
Another key 2016 key technology trend will be the device Mesh. As devices gets smarter and much more relevant, the ability to start tracking patterns from sensor arrays is starting to become much more prevalent. These device sensors will increase in number so when grouped together can begin to begin gathering data on our daily patterns.The outcome will ultimately lead to increased insights about our daily patterns.
5. Advanced Machine Learning (AML)
With trends like the device mesh, technologies can collect meaningful patterns of information but with advanced Machine learning the technology will not only be capable of collect the data, but learn from in as well. Were really seeing very early advanced Artificial intelligence (AI) where high of the initial analysis typically that requires a human, will be replicated by technology thereby elevating the learning in the process. Anyone else have SkyNet jump to mind?
6. Personal Desktop computer to personal home helper
Mark Zuckerburg recently posted one among his new resolutions was to personally research and code your own home helper that can do everything from set the temperature of his house to buy his groceries. He cited Jarvis from Ironman as the ultimate in home helper and from might know about saw at CES there are many companies far down the line in this field of tech and this will be a key 2016 technology trend.
Another key 2016 key technology trend will be the device Mesh. As devices gets smarter plus much more relevant, the ability to start tracking patterns from sensor arrays is now much more prevalent
7. Smart Security also referred to as Adaptive Security Architecture
One seriously hot part of tech right now will be the adaptive security architecture. Ask any FTSE 100 CTO what his/her biggest concern of 2016 was i guarantee they will say security. With some massive companies being hit in 2015 and also this trend likely to continue a lot of R&D has gone into smart security where predictive modelling enables systems & infrastructure to identify and launch automated counter measures on attacks. Not simply will they defend themselves from attacks Like DoS (Denial and services information) they will attack back.
8. Mesh Apps
This really is one we have seen coming for quite a while. Rather than building apps to cover all parts of a given product/service, Mesh Apps are plugging together several technologies right into a single app. This process can massively accelerate deliver times in addition to making scalability much easier to manage.
9. Ambiant UE (Buyer)
The device mesh creates the foundation for a new continuous and ambient consumer experience. Immersive environments delivering augmented and virtual reality hold significant potential however are only one aspect of the experience. The ambient user experience preserves continuity across boundaries of device mesh, space and time. The experience seamlessly flows across a shifting group of devices and interaction channels blending physical, virtual and electronic environment since the user moves from one place to another.
10. Next-gen Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality Headsets were in full force throughout CES. Modern-day virtual reality (VR) varies, but for the most part it involves a headset having a 360-degree virtual view, operated by a gaming computer and handheld controllers which allow the wearer to move around and interact with digital world they see. Big players in this subject were HTC using their vive headset and of course the Facebook owned Oculus Rift.
However, despite numerous high-end devices on the verge of launching - in addition to Samsung’s more smartphone-centric Gear VR already about the market- many are predicting that low-cost virtual reality will garner essentially the most interest at this year’s CES. Alternatives to Google Cardboard - the device made of said material, and then for which building instructions is available free online - will be widespread, because public’s growing understanding of virtual reality fuels new interest.