2020 was a crazy year for everyone. The Coronavirus pandemic impacted every person and every industry all over the world in some way or another. One of the biggest industries impacted by the pandemic was the tech industry. Since people were not able to go in person to work, school, appointments, or perform other daily functions that we used to do with ease, the world switched to function digitally. Remote learning and working have become the norm and with that, the technology industry has changed forever. While the world is still learning to adapt to this new way of living, get up to date with these are the 6 biggest tech trends for 2021:
1.Remote Working and Learning Will Continue
While the Covid vaccine is coming out across the world and becoming more available to the average person, it will still be quite some time before the majority of the population is actually vaccinated. This means remote working and learning will continue far into 2021. It was a hard adjustment at first to switch to remote working, but since many industries have yet to go back to the office, it is now second nature for many people. Tech tools like Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams are only going to continue to grow in 2021.
2.Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Will Grow
In 2021, A.I. is going to become more popular with various industries. The switch to remote working has shown that A.I. can do certain tasks just as efficiently as someone in person could, and is way more cost-efficient. These technological advancements are going to impact many industries, from business to entertainment. A.I. and augmented reality will also heavily impact property and casualty insurance news as these digital advancements will change the way we obtain news.
3.Contactless Delivery Will Become Routine
While in the past, we were used to having someone actually ring your doorbell and wait for you to come to receive your food, package, or whatever it was being delivered, contactless delivery became the norm in 2021. Nowadays, it is common for delivery apps like Doordash, Instacart, and other delivery platforms to just drop off your food and notify you via photo or text. This will continue into 2021, and will probably become the norm in the future.
4.Telehealth Will Become Increasingly Sought-After
If you have not tried it out yourself, you have probably heard of someone you know using telehealth for their doctor appointments instead of going in person. This will continue to become commonplace in 2021 and beyond. Doctor-patient video chats, as well as A.I. diagnostics, will start to grow and become increasingly sought-after as a safer and quicker alternative to regular doctor appointments. There are many companies offering telehealth services, such as Teladoc and Amwell.
5.You, Will, See More Autonomous Vehicles
Tesla may have been the first car company to come out with autonomous vehicles with AutoPilot, but this trend and advancement of autonomous vehicle technology are only going to grow in 2021. Mercedes-Benz is predicted to release an autopilot version of their cars in 2021 and Lyft has even started to discuss having self-driving cars in the near future.
6.5G Infrastructure Will Increase
This year, expect to see an increase in 5G infrastructure and high-speed internet. Now more than ever, we need to be able to connect with one another, all over the world, at extremely fast rates. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon already have begun to implement 5G into their services and 5G networks will only continue to grow throughout the world.
2021 was a crazy year for everyone, and the technology industry is no exception. From artificial intelligence to self-driving cars, there are a lot of changes that are predicted to happen in the upcoming year. Technology is ever-changing with the times, but the pandemic has definitely impacted what is the new norm with the digital world. These are just some of the trends you can expect to see from technology in 2021.
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