What are the 5 technology trends for 2021? This is a question that many business people and futurists ask each year. It’s also a question that futurists have been answering since the first day the Internet was created. The answers they give can be somewhat predictable, but it’s also easy to look at some of their ideas and think “they could never happen”. Let’s take a look at a few of the most interesting predictions and see if we can make them happen.
One of the most interesting predictions is that there will be a shift in how the brain operates. Researchers are trying to figure out how different parts of the brain communicate with each other. They think it will be a lot like how language works. For example, visual stimuli such as photos and video will be processed differently depending on whether you’re looking at a computer screen or your hand. New technologies are being developed to make this more accessible to individuals.
Also, the way we share videos and photos will change dramatically as well. People are already uploading photos and video to their computers, phones, and social networks all the time. Even text messages can be shared this way. In the future, all of this will probably be done with software. The end result will be much more seamless communication and much more personal, which is likely to make communication more fun.
Gaming and entertainment are also making a big impact. We’re likely to see a great deal more detailed, vivid graphics and animation in future video games. Video will likely replace regular text messaging in messaging efforts, and it’s also possible that video ads will appear on television now and then, rather than only during news and weather programming. Gaming technology will also continue to advance, as we’re also likely to see augmented reality programs, high-tech doll collections, and even holographic interaction capabilities.
Medical transcription is another area of growing importance. Transcribing verbal interviews and discussions is quickly becoming an indispensable part of medical practices, and will likely play a large role in assisting physicians and other medical professionals from across the country. Audio transcription may also come into play once Dictaphone recordings are no longer being used. Dictaphones can’t transmit audio information due to their metal housing, so converting voice into text is essential. Audio transcriptionists will likely soon be needed in more medical offices, especially as transcription software improves and is more widely available.
Finally, we’ve heard about high definition technology before, but it’s just recently that we’ve seen it become such a big deal. HDTV is the leading edge of this new technology, but the rest of the industry is following suit. We’re seeing televisions with screens that are up to seven times larger than traditional screen sizes. This means that not only do you have a great many more elements on your screen, but also that it’s easier to read text as well. HDTV also provides a wider, higher resolution image, so images are more lifelike and realistic.
Video Conferencing has also become a part of our lives, even though we don’t usually think of it as a trend. It’s possible for companies to conduct meetings without having people actually leaving the office to travel, which is very important in business. Video conferencing is also likely to be even cheaper in the future, as more companies begin to utilize its benefits. Video Conferencing can allow two or more locations to be reached at the same time, allowing companies to save money on travel expenses. Video conferencing also allows a much wider range of people to participate in a meeting, which increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the meeting.
So there you have it. These are five of the most prominent technologies on the cutting-edge. These technologies are likely to be present in phones years from now, as well as computers and other devices. And as the years go on, you probably won’t see some of these technology trends mentioned again.