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2016 Technology Trends that you need to know about


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2016 Technology Trends you need to know about
January 19, 2016 by Keith De Alwis in Blog entries
As among the leading app development agencies in the UK 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, agencies and mobile operators at CES 2016 and concluded what we think are the top 10 2016 technology trends.

1. Information of EVERYTHING (IOE)

With tech moving towards interconnectivity where all things in your household will be connected to the internet, the main challenge to the 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 likely be generated and mined across nearly all topic and niche out there. The real trick is going to be who can harness this data and just how it can be turned into meaningful insight.

2. Autonomous agents

One of the most exciting start ups we got 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 plus a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet and can be programmed to fly back and forth from specific GPS locations. First autonomous cars now autonomous drones. This is an division of massive development together with the ability for robots to be aware of and surpass people their ability to perform human tasks. The true challenge for governments and regulating authorities is always to control the transfer of 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 are able to harness the massive quantity of data that will become available.

3. 3D Printing materials

Another sector that keeps growing at pace in 3D printing. However some technologists are already calling 3D printing old hat, to be able to print car engine parts (like Tesla have begun doing) and printing rocket parts which may have historically been exorbitantly harmful for create, suddenly industries will probably produce material and significantly lower costs. Take fractional treatments forward ten years and now we can see 3D printing include biological material, including food.

4. The Device “Mesh”

Another key 2016 key technology trend may be the device Mesh. As devices gets smarter and more relevant, the ability to start tracking patterns from sensor arrays is becoming much more prevalent. These device sensors increase in number when grouped together can begin to begin gathering data on the daily patterns.The final results will ultimately lead to even more insights about our daily patterns.

5. Advanced Machine Learning (AML)

With trends such as the device mesh, technologies can collect meaningful patterns of internet data but with advanced Machine learning the technology will not only manage to collect the data, but study from in as well. We're really seeing very early advanced Artificial intelligence (AI) where most of the initial analysis typically that will require a human, will be replicated by technology thereby elevating the analysis in the process. Anyone else have SkyNet jump in your thoughts?

6. Personal Home computer to personal home helper

Mark Zuckerburg recently posted among his new resolutions ended up being to personally research and code your own home helper that could do everything from set the temperature of his house to order his groceries. He cited Jarvis from Ironman as the ultimate in home helper and from that which you saw at CES there are lots of companies far in the future in this field of tech which will be a key 2016 technology trend.

Another key 2016 key technology trend could be the device Mesh. As devices gets smarter and 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 division of tech right now will be the adaptive security architecture. Ask any FTSE 100 CTO what his/her biggest concern of 2016 was and i also guarantee they will say security. With many 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 will allow systems & infrastructure to identify and launch automated counter measures on attacks. Not only will they defend themselves from attacks Like DoS (Denial of Service) they will attack back.

8. Mesh Apps

That is one we have seen coming for some time. Rather than building apps to hide all parts of a given product/service, Mesh Apps are plugging together several technologies in to a single app. This strategy can massively accelerate deliver times in addition to making scalability much easier to manage.

9. Ambiant UE (Consumer experience)

The device mesh creates the foundation for a new continuous and ambient user 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 group of devices and interaction channels blending physical, virtual and electronic environment because the user moves derived from one of place to another.

10. Next Generation Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Headsets were entirely force throughout CES. Present day virtual reality (VR) varies, as well as the most part it involves a headset which has a 360-degree virtual view, powered by a gaming computer and handheld controllers which allow the wearer to relocate and interact with a 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 so many high-end devices on the verge of launching - and also Samsung’s more smartphone-centric Gear VR already on the market- many are predicting that low-cost virtual reality will garner probably the most interest at this year’s CES. Choices to Google Cardboard - the product made of said material, as well as which building instructions readily available for download free online - are going to be widespread, because the public’s growing understanding of virtual reality fuels new interest.