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2016 Technology Trends you will want to know about
January 19, 2016 by Keith De Alwis in Blog entries
As one of the leading app development agencies in the UK we often get asked our opinions on which the main technology trends are, and what the hottest areas of tech are. We spoken with many vendors, manufactures, companies and mobile operators at CES 2016 and concluded 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 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. Which has a predicted 25 billion devices by 2020, data will be generated and mined across virtually every topic and niche out there. The real trick will probably be who can harness this data and how it can be turned into meaningful insight.
2. Autonomous agents
The most exciting start ups we were treated to 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 as well as a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet and could be programmed to fly back and forth from specific GPS locations. First autonomous cars and now autonomous drones. This is an division of massive development together with the ability for robots to understand and surpass people their ability to perform human tasks. The actual challenge for governments and regulating authorities would be to control the transfer of autonomous vehicles from controlled environments to uncontrolled environments (Like airspace).
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 quantity of data that will become available.
3. 3D Printing materials
Another sector that is growing at pace in 3D printing. Although some people might technologists are already calling 3D printing old hat, a chance to print car engine parts (like Tesla have started doing) and printing rocket parts which have historically been exorbitantly expensive to create, suddenly industries are able produce material and significantly lower costs. Take this technology forward ten years so we can see 3D printing include 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 increases in number then when grouped together can begin to start gathering data on the daily patterns.The results will ultimately lead to sustained insights about our daily patterns.
5. Advanced Machine Learning (AML)
With trends just like the device mesh, technologies can collect meaningful patterns of data but with advanced Machine understanding the technology will not only be capable of collect the data, but study on in as well. We have been really seeing very early advanced Artificial intelligence (AI) where much 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 mind?
6. Personal Home pc to personal home helper
Mark Zuckerburg recently posted one among his new resolutions ended up being to personally research and code a personal home helper that will do everything from set the temperature of his house to get his groceries. He cited Jarvis from Ironman as the ultimate in home helper and from what we saw at CES there are several companies far down the line in this field of tech as well as be a key 2016 technology trend.
Another key 2016 key technology trend would 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 known as Adaptive Security Architecture
One seriously hot division of tech right now could 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. By incorporating massive companies being hit in 2015 and also this trend likely to continue plenty of R&D has gone into smart security where predictive modelling enables 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
This is one we have seen coming for a while. Rather than building apps to pay for all parts of a given product/service, Mesh Apps are plugging together several technologies in a single app. This process can massively speed up deliver times in addition to making scalability much easier to manage.
9. Ambiant UE (Consumer experience)
The device mesh produces 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 buyer preserves continuity across boundaries of device mesh, time and space. The experience seamlessly flows across a shifting group of devices and interaction channels blending physical, virtual and electronic environment because user moves derived from one of place to another.
10. Next-gen Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality Headsets were fully force throughout CES. Modern-day virtual reality (VR) varies, but for the most part it involves a headset using a 360-degree virtual view, run by a gaming computer and handheld controllers that allow the wearer to relocate and interact with digital world they see. Big players in this area were HTC making use of their vive headset and of course the Facebook owned Oculus Rift.
However, despite countless high-end devices on the verge of launching - as well as 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 device made of said material, as well as which building instructions readily available for download free online - are set to be widespread, because public’s growing understanding of virtual reality fuels new interest.