The Top 5 Technologies to Watch out For in 2022

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Aliha Tanveer

A technical content writer who loves to pen down her thoughts and share her insights about the latest trends

One word that has been on the tip of the tongue of almost every second person on this planet especially since the last decade, and that has completely revolutionized the world in which we are currently living, is none other than technology. 

Under the umbrella of technology, there are several terms with which you must be already familiar, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, blockchain technology, cognitive technology, Data processing, data science, big data, and the list is endless. 

Just imagine, how would it be to survive in the pandemic outbreak if there would be no technology? What if there would be no laptops, PCs, tablets, smartphones, or any sort of gadgets during COVID-19?  How would human beings earn for their survival and living? What if there would be no Netflix to binge-watch or no social media application during coronavirus? Undoubtedly, that’s extremely intimidating and intriguing at the same time. 

Isn’t it giving you goosebumps wondering how fast the technology is advancing? Let’s flick through some jaw-dropping statistics first. Did you know that there are more than 4.88 billion mobile phone users all across the world now?  According to the technology growth statistics, almost 62% of the world’s population own a smartphone device. The number of mobile phone users has grown by 0.1 billion as compared to last year, leading to the fact that the figure is going to evolve more in approaching years. Statista predicts that there will be 75 billion connected devices (or even more than that) by the year 2025. Moreover, the Google Translate algorithm has enhanced its efficiency from 55% to 85% following the implementation of machine learning into its translation services. Thus, technology is evolving by leaps and bounds over time. 

Considering the technological innovations and advancements, here are the top 5 technology trends that will shape 2022 and you should not miss out on to stay competitive in this evolving tech-oriented world. 

So buckle up and let’s dive right into the article. 

5G Technology 

5G technology is highly expected in 2022 to outpace 4G. 5G technology will set the foundation for the connected and intelligent environment, not because of its superior speed benefit over 4G, but because of its low latency and reliability. The reliable bandwidth connectivity will help developers to work anytime anywhere. While various companies have already come up with 5G capable smartphones and devices, the semiconductor industry is the most likely to attain an advantage. 5G technology will reshape the mobility and high-tech landscapes over the upcoming decade, regardless of whether the technology companies are riding the 5G wave or not. 

Blockchain and NFTs

Even though a massive amount of people cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, this revolutionary technology offers security that offers several benefits. You will notice more and more blockchain developers utilizing this technology in financial institutes’ audit trails, risk analysis, and several other validation services. Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) is a new trend that several companies are already adopting and several developers are already working on. Amazon and Microsoft are two giants building blockchains that offer BaaS service, hence revamping the future of blockchain technology. 

Intelligent TWS Earphones

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the global True Wireless Stereo Headsets (TWS) market evolved by 78% over years and was expected to evolve year-on-year in 2021, reaching 310 million units. Since work from home is becoming the new normal and dependency on smartphones for different purposes is increasing, the demand for TWS earbuds is also increasing, resulting in a massive transformation in the personal audio space. Not only this, with the progressing maturity of machine learning and artificial intelligence, there is an opportunity for a more audible and richer audio experience.  With the widespread application of improved analysis, ML sensors, and accurate environmental noise detection, there is a high possibility that TWS earbuds with release functions such as physical health adjustment, etc. 

Tech for Remote work 

Organizations all across the globe implemented work from home as a quick response to the pandemic outbreak. Without a doubt, remote work is here to stay as enterprises across the globe acquire a hybrid work culture. While the globe retrofitted tech from the pre-pandemic era to fit their requirements, 2022 will see technology leaders innovate to achieve continuous business success, and support the productivity of their developers and employees using technology specifically designed for remote or hybrid work. Moreover, people who are working from home or are a part of a hybrid work environment want to have a touchless and hands-free mobile/computing experience just like the rise of TWS. Perhaps, 2022 will probably see technology being driven in that rut with artificial intelligence and connected device advancements. 

Enhanced Security Practices 

Without the shadow of any doubt, the world has experienced a plethora of cyberattacks especially during the past couple of years. Cyberattacks are evolving in parallel to technological innovations and advancements. Organizations all across the globe are striving and developers are working day and night to enhance the cybersecurity protocols. With that being said, organizations all around the world will increase focusing on cyber-physical systems, privacy laws, ransomware attacks on individuals, and corporate intellectual property. Moreover, AI and ML-powered remote identity verification tools via smartphones, digital passports, etc will play a pivotal role in fighting a strong battle against cybersecurity threats, chargebacks, and illicit activities in 2022. 

Unpredictable Future is on Our Way  

There would be no doubt in saying that 2022 will be the year in which the era of “Virtual Living” will come into being. Most of the developers and businesses will pay attention to technology that will help them to bring a better customer experience and value. We will notice more collaboration solutions and digital transformations, alongside the enhancement of computer capabilities. Robotic process automation, quantum computing will automate several complicated processes.  While present Internet of Things (IoT) has been designed and developed to be a reactive tool – spin into the action right after an event has been encountered, Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) lies in being a proactive tool that can study as well as to detect events, providing predictive actions that can broadly influence consumer lifestyle – become as smooth as butter. 

The future lies in its convergence, as Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) will impact every industry vertical in 2022 and in the approaching years. 

At the heart of it all, developers, regardless of which technology they are experts in or which industry they are working in, should always stay up to date with the latest technological trends to keep up their competitive edge in this ever-evolving world. They should keep their skill set updated to benefit the organizations they are a part of. 

Hence one thing is confirmed, technology evolution is never going to stop anyway. 

by Aliha Tanveer @alihatanveer.A technical content writer who loves to pen down her thoughts and share her insights about the latest trends

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