Given events of the last two years, the business landscape in 2022 is looking very different than what was predicted. Technology played a big part in keeping people engaged, employed, connected, and flexible in 2020 and 2021.
It is more than that, however, as other technology is set to play a big part in our lives over the next 12 months.
Let’s take a deep dive into what these are.
The cloud continues to evolve and other technologies are set to make the evolution process faster and more beneficial. Artificial intelligence and other technologies will play a big part in developing innovative file transfer systems, and help businesses to transition to a more serverless infrastructure.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI is set to operate in almost every industry you can think of including health, automobile, and finance.
Increasingly, we can see AI at work carrying out both routine and complex administrational tasks. It is believed that vehicles will be able to tell drivers they are getting tired by analysing facial expressions. It helps to create fuller and better sound in phones and speakers and to take better pictures.
AI will be deployed behind the scenes as well as front and center. This includes cyber security where it will learn human behavior and spot deviations as this could indicate an attack is imminent.
It will also help to integrate super apps into your life. What is a super app? You’ll find out.
Rise of the Super App
A super app is where multiple services are integrated into one big super app. For example, you’re e-commerce and financial transaction apps will be merged to make them faster and more efficient. As the app is developed other services are added into the app, where thanks to the integration it works seamlessly.
Automation has come on leaps and bounds over the last ten years or so. Driven by features such as sophisticated AI and robotics development. Automation will take two forms, administration, and performing physical tasks that are carried out by humans. This should reduce human error and maximize productivity.
Robotics is one area of automation that is seeing massive growth. This is predicted to go stratospheric in the near future.
Blockchain technology is expanding at speed. Its capabilities are growing and several have been cited by powerhouse institutions and the World Economic Forum as having the capability to deliver transactions at speed.
One of these is Ripple which can match Visa’s 65,000 transactions per second.
This is just the start of the Blockchain revolution with smart contract adoption high.
Most of all, the metaverse and the rise of non-fungible tokens(NFT) are two inevitable growth markets. Celebrities such as Eminem are known to have purchased an NFT this year.
Central Bank Digital Currency
With blockchain developments moving at speed, the rise of central bank digital currency (CBDC) is just around the corner. China already has it, America and the European Union already have coins and tokens backed by their respective fiat currency, and given the push to make the world as digital as possible, CBDC is inevitable.
There are other trends to watch out for. This is just a taster!