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2016 Technology Trends you'll want to know about
January 19, 2016 by Keith De Alwis in Blog entries
Among the leading app development agencies in the united kingdom we often get asked our opinions on which the main technology trends are, as well as what the hottest areas of tech are. We talked to many vendors, manufactures, companies and mobile operators at CES 2016 and ended what we think are the top ten 2016 technology trends.
1. Information of all things (IOE)
With tech moving towards interconnectivity where all things in your household will be linked to the internet, the main challenge to the industry will be how and that can harness the massive volume of data that will become available. With a predicted 25 billion devices by 2020, data will likely be generated and mined across nearly all topic and niche around. The real trick will be who can harness this data and how it can be turned into meaningful insight.
2. Autonomous agents
Probably the most exciting start ups we had at CES was the Autonomous one man drone which won Better off Beat product of 2016. The rather un-catchy named EHANG 184 carries a top speed of 60 MPH plus a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet and is programmed to fly both to and from specific GPS locations. First autonomous cars and today autonomous drones. This is an part of massive development with all the ability for robots to be aware of and surpass folks their ability to perform human tasks. The real challenge for governments and regulating authorities is to control the change in autonomous vehicles from controlled environments to uncontrolled environments (Like airspace).
With tech moving towards interconnectivity where all things in your household will be attached to the internet, the main challenge for that industry will be how and who are able to harness the massive volume 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, the opportunity to print car engine parts (like Tesla have begun doing) and printing rocket parts who have historically been exorbitantly harmful for create, suddenly industries can produce material and significantly lower costs. Take fraxel treatments forward ten years and now we can see 3D printing include biological material, including food.
4. These devices “Mesh”
Another key 2016 key technology trend would be the device Mesh. As devices gets smarter plus more relevant, the ability to start tracking patterns from sensor arrays is becoming much more prevalent. These device sensors increase in number and when grouped together can begin to start out gathering data on our daily patterns.The results will ultimately lead to even greater insights about our daily patterns.
5. Advanced Machine Learning (AML)
With trends just like the device mesh, technologies can collect meaningful patterns of information but with advanced Machine learning the technology will not only have the ability to collect the data, but learn from in as well. We have been really seeing very early advanced Artificial intelligence (AI) where high of the initial analysis typically that needs a human, will be replicated by technology thereby elevating the learning in the process. Anyone else have SkyNet jump in mind?
6. Personal Family computer to personal home helper
Mark Zuckerburg recently posted among his new resolutions ended up being to personally research and code a private home helper that may do everything from set the high temperature of his house to get his groceries. He cited Jarvis from Batman as the ultimate in home helper and from that which you saw at CES there are several companies far later on in this field of tech which will be a key 2016 technology trend.
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
7. Smart Security also known as Adaptive Security Architecture
One seriously hot section of tech right now is 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 huge amount of R&D has gone into smart security where predictive modelling allows systems & infrastructure to identify and launch automated counter measures on attacks. Not only will they defend themselves from attacks Like DoS (Denial and services information) they will attack back.
8. Mesh Apps
That is one we have seen coming for some time. Rather than building apps to pay all parts of a given product/service, Mesh Apps are plugging together several technologies into a single app. This strategy can massively quicken deliver times and also making scalability much easier to manage.
9. Ambiant UE (Buyer experience)
The device mesh produces the foundation for a new continuous and ambient buyer experience. Immersive environments delivering augmented and virtual reality hold significant potential but you are only one aspect of the experience. The ambient consumer experience preserves continuity across boundaries of device mesh, space and time. The experience seamlessly flows across a shifting pair of devices and interaction channels blending physical, virtual and electronic environment because the user moves from place to another.
10. Next-gen Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality Headsets were entirely force throughout CES. Modern day virtual reality (VR) varies, but also for the most part it involves a headset using a 360-degree virtual view, operated by a gaming computer and handheld controllers that allow the wearer to change position and interact with the digital world they see. Big players in this area were HTC with their vive headset and of course the Facebook owned Oculus Rift.
However, despite countless high-end devices on the verge of launching - along with Samsung’s more smartphone-centric Gear VR already about the market- many are predicting that low-cost virtual reality will garner one of the most interest at this year’s CES. Choices to Google Cardboard - these devices made of said material, and for which building instructions readily available for download free online - are going to be widespread, as the public’s growing understanding of virtual reality fuels new interest.