Future Technology Developments in 2022

Enlow and Associates

August 10, 2022

Future Technology

As a techie, you may be curious about how future technology advancements may affect our daily lives. Quantum computing, artificial intelligence-powered devices, 5G networks, and edge computing are all discussed in this article. Instead, we will provide a high-level summary of the most pressing trends and how they will affect us if you are not interested in the specifics. The ten most important trends of the coming decade will be discussed below to give you an idea of what to anticipate.

Computing at the Periphery (Edge)

Businesses’ increasing awareness of the value of locating data in close proximity to their target audiences has spurred the rapid growth of edge computing as a technology trend. The proliferation of connected devices has resulted in a meteoric rise in the volume of data available for analysis. In 2022, edge computing will have advanced greatly and would be employed in driverless vehicles. Even though the technology isn’t quite there yet, the market is primed for expansion.

A possible benefit of edge computing is increased revenue for businesses. One study by Deloitte Digital found that an increase of 100 milliseconds in mobile retail speed results in an 8.4 percentage point increase in sales conversion. Computing in the network’s periphery reduces vulnerabilities and makes real-time consumer data processing possible for businesses such as online retailers and service providers. The ability of marketing departments to develop richer, more engaging client experiences is one of the many reasons why edge computing has been so successful in the modern digital era.

The World of Quantum Computing

Quantum computing could have a promising future. The advent of practical quantum computers holds great promise for a quantum leap in computational speed. These devices will increase our capacity to solve problems quickly but will also offer new difficulties for businesses. Quantum computing technology is unlikely to be effective for businesses unless the right partner is found and the correct solution is implemented. Here are a few of the most important forecasts regarding where quantum computing is headed. Let’s take a closer look at these forecasts.

Governments are spending money to advance quantum technologies. The governments of China, the United States, and India have all promised money for quantum research in recent years. Additionally, South Korea has recently contributed $40 million to the CQT. These promises are substantial, but they may not be obvious to customers at first glance. Quantum technology is poised to make a significant influence in the supply chain sector, in addition to commercial applications.

devices powered by artificial intelligence

These days, we can’t imagine life without our various electronic devices, thanks to the advances in technology. Insight is the driving force behind the majority of new product introductions, regardless of whether they represent an entirely new product or simply a different take on an old one. The advent of AI-enabled devices will allow producers to monitor consumer actions and anticipate market demands.

Investors looking to upgrade their dwellings are gearing up to purchase devices driven by artificial intelligence. Some of the products that will soon be available in our homes are spotless robot vacuum cleaners and washers and dryers that can adjust to a wide variety of loads and fabrics. This innovation will make our houses easier to maintain and will eliminate the need to manually select a washing machine cycle.

Next-Generation Mobile System (5G) Networks

Huge expansion is anticipated across all industries by 2022 thanks to the technology advancements in 5G networks. These networks are already making inroads in the industry and will soon become the standard. That can only happen if mobile network providers offer lightning-fast data speeds. High-quality video content, mission-critical V2V/V2E applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices will drive 5G adoption.

Because of the global spread of the Covid-19 virus earlier this year, the world was deprived of 5G’s benefits. However, in 2022, the market for 5G networks will be hampered by the gloomy geopolitical and economical outlook of the world, as well as supply chain concerns. The price of a 5G smartphone is predicted to drop to $500 by the beginning of 2021, which could help the migration of mobile subscribers to 5G networks proceed smoothly. This could slow down the rate of adoption, yet speed up development.

Flexible and remote employment

The vast majority of American workers who are currently performing their jobs from home would refuse to return to the office if their employers offered the option. They will look for another job where they can work from home and on their own time. The problem is that many businesses are clueless when it comes to creating a workplace of the future. Many lack the infrastructure and resources necessary to sustainably deploy distributed labor. Some workers have made a permanent move back to the office, while many others are still trying out various hybrid arrangements. This tinkering won’t end until 2022 at the earliest, though.

While each business will have to figure out how to make the shift to a hybrid and remote working environment in its own way, there are some commonalities that can be helpful. At the outset, better meeting spaces and virtual experiences can help develop more immersive workplaces. The productivity and happiness of workers may both benefit from this. The use of video conferencing solutions is now commonplace in corporate settings. It just takes little forethought on the part of businesses to take use of the new technology and make their workplaces better for their employees.

Cybersecurity

The need for efficient cybersecurity solutions is growing at an exponential rate alongside the rise in the frequency of cyber attacks. In order to reduce the likelihood of accidentally or maliciously disclosing sensitive information online, businesses are proactively adopting cybersecurity best practices. While the nature of the technology itself is in a constant state of flux, there are a number of trends that can help businesses stay ahead of the curve in terms of cybersecurity. That means, for instance, that businesses will have to use more sophisticated allocation mechanisms to devote a larger portion of their budgets to cybersecurity. The network security landscape will change as a result of the rise of telecommuting.

As more companies adopt remote work arrangements, they will need to reevaluate their security measures. Artificial intelligence isn’t perfect, but it’s getting there. This technology can be used for things like improved network monitoring, connectivity from a distance, and smarter occupancy counting in parking lots. There is a common misconception that more security equals better security. Companies should purchase cutting-edge security equipment to ensure the security of their information. 5G and remote connectivity will be important developments along with security and network monitoring.