We all see trends rise and fall, but some tend to stay and become popular while new trends prove to be something that are going to be extremely popular for some time to come. Specifically, we see the latest technology trends every year, but which ones are actually going to stay? Just because some trends are promoted and advertised, does not necessarily mean they are successful. Let’s take a look at some of the best technology trends for 2017.
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology continue to be a growing trend, steadily gaining popularity and usage worldwide. Like any currency, you need a place to store it – and where do you store your coins? Well, usually in your bank or wallet, and that’s just the case with the Bitcoin. For example, BTC wallet lets you securely store your Bitcoins, just like a bank, and lets you spend them from any mobile or desktop device, just like your wallet.
2. Virtual Reality
There is definitely a big future ahead in the world of virtual reality. While this is not a technology that was widely available to the general public until the last year or two, it is set to become the next big thing in the coming year. In just a year, many manufacturers have introduced their own VR headsets, making the technology more and more mainstream every day.
The first commercial drone delivery was made by a convenience store in 2016. This is only the beginning. It isn’t going to be very long before a number of companies are using drone technology to take care of delivering orders, messages, and more. Amazon is expected to finalize its first UK drone delivery soon, and Walmart is also expected to start using drones for deliveries in 2017.
4. Smart Homes
These days, more and more people are employing smart home technology. This helps to protect themselves and their properties from a number of issues, including break-ins and damage caused by weather. Many companies are coming out with smart home product lines that will keep homes and people safe and comfortable. You can even enjoy better heat and air conditioning when you are using smart home technology.
5. IoT Sentient Tools
The more IoT goes mainstream, the more companies are going to be focusing on using sentient tools. These are for context, environment, and social interactions. Tools include collaborative robots and machine-learning algorithms that will be seen in smart cars and smart homes soon.
6. Augmented Reality for B2B
Pokemon GO showed us that augmented reality is something that is definitely here to stay. It won’t be long before businesses are improving on this technology and will be facing a tough competition out there. Augmented reality for B2B is just like the common phrase, “if we build it, they will come”.
7. Driver-less Driving
As the technology becomes more widely available, we are going to start seeing more and more driver-less vehicles on the roads. In 2015, Tesla introduced “Autopilot”, and has since been upgrading this driver-less technology. They plan to incorporate more self-driving hardware into future vehicles, and the hope is to eventually see vehicles completely a hands-free operation.
8. AI Personal Assistant
You might be surprised to see how much of a race it is for Apple, Amazon, etc. to offer the best AI personal assistant services. These companies are going to build on their strengths to continue to deliver quality services that will give them even more presence across all devices, geographies, and use cases. It saves businesses a lot of money because they can rely on technology rather than having to hire someone to do all of the jobs that an AI personal assistant can perform.
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