Thu. Jan 20th, 2022
Technologies Trends 2022

The past year has seen significant changes in consumer preferences and the business models adopted by enterprises. Though brought about by the onset of the pandemic, these changes have become so integral to our way of life that they are sure to outlast the effects of the past year’s crisis and even gain traction in the coming year, 2022. In this article we explore about future trends of technologies.

Consumers and businesses have now acclimatized to digital and remote models of operations. With this acclimatization comes an ever-accelerating shift towards an enhanced reliance on technology and constant business innovation that is now imperative for enterprises to maintain a competitive advantage. 

As tech enthusiasts who uphold innovation as a strategic instrument of business success, through our research over the past year, we have collated a list of 8 innovative tech trends that are sure to gain traction with their capabilities of accurately catering to and resolving emerging challenges in the all-new tech-driven ecosystem that we now live in. So without further ado, let’s get down to business. 

1. 5G infrastructure 

The demand for smart urban areas, higher-speed internet, autonomous mobility, and connected homes has fuelled the rapid progression of 5G-6G internet innovation. In 2021, we will experience new infrastructure and utility advancements both from established enterprises and new businesses.  

Numerous telcos are on target to convey 5G, with Australia having turned it out before Covid-19. Verizon reported an enormous development of its 5G organization in October 2020, connecting more than 200 million individuals. There are more than 380 administrators right now putting resources into 5G. Above 35 nations have just dispatched commercial 5G administrations.  

2. Autonomous Mobility 

Honda has announced that it will soon mass-produce autonomous vehicles. Tesla’s Autopilot does not just offer path focusing and programmed path changes; from this year, it can perceive speed signs and green lights.  

Ford has joined the race with an autonomous driving vehicles ridesharing service to be launched in 2021. GM plans to reveal its autonomous driving Super Cruise highlight to 22 vehicles by 2023.  

The savage market rivalry of the sector is also quickening self-driving innovation development in different organizations, including Lyft and Waymo. Billions of dollars have been spent securing new companies in this area: GM bought Cruise for $1 billion; Uber procured Otto for $680 million; Ford obtained Argo AI for $1 billion, and Intel gained Mobileye for $15.3 billion. 

3. Continued Adoption of Telecommuting 

Telecommuting has seen rapid development during the pandemic, and it is sure to hold sway even in 2021. Zoom tuned into a business essential in the past year. Other corporate tools such as Microsoft’s Teams, Cisco’s Webex, Google Hangouts have been leveraged extensively to enable efficient remote work across the globe. 

Enterprises and their workforce are now aware that telecommuting doesn’t harm efficiency or productivity in any way, and many organizations have experienced the benefit of a lean work environment where online collaboration/telecommuting platforms safeguard resources, both financial and temporal. 

In 2022, these tools will empower the workforce to create and share content and data, facilitate fluid, lightning-fast communication, track project stats, train employees, and even help run virtual team-building exercises, allowing stakeholders to collaborate effectively. 

4. Robotized Delivery  

The US has seen a rise in the inclination for contactless delivery, with numerous enterprises implementing alternative processes. 

China-based delivery applications like Meituan, the first organization to execute contactless delivery, started utilizing self-driving autonomous vehicles to help deliver grocery requests to clients. Meituan deployed this innovation in a test environment a year ago, and as of late, dispatched this service administration to the general public 

China isn’t the only nation hoping to drive autonomous deliveries into its next stage. US-based new businesses Manna, Nuro, and Starship technologies handle this issue utilizing advanced mechanics and AI-based tech. 

In 2021, with countries worldwide growing wary of physical contact, robotized automated delivery technology is sure to be on the rise. Just don’t forget to tip your friendly neighborhood delivery cyborg. 

5. Custom Software Development 

Despite the many debates on the viability of custom software development as a business strategy, the 21St century has seen a massive increase in the IT offshoring market size. A report from Statista states that the Custom software development market amounted to $66.52 billion over the past year. Custom software development is a growing trend even with the presence of off-the-shelf solutions. The level of customization and bespoke nature of custom software developed by IT professionals is one of the primary technology trends of the coming age. 

6. Telehealth and Telemedicine  

Medical services are working tirelessly to reduce the exposure of Covid-19 to patients and employees. Numerous private and public practices have begun executing telehealth and telemedicine offerings like video consultations with doctors and AI diagnoses.  

Telehealth visits have doubled over the past year. Forrester Research’s prediction states that 1 billion people will utilize telehealth and telemedicine services in the US by 2021.  

Amwell, Teladoc, Livongo Health, Humana, and One medical are some of the forerunners in telehealth services. Startups like Eden health, MDLive, and iCliniq have also made significant contributions to the telehealth and telemedicine landscape and will continue to do so in 2022. 

Advancements are also being made in healthcare support services such as automated healthcare administration. 

7. e-Learning  

Coronavirus optimized the e-learning and online instruction industry. During this pandemic, 190 nations have upheld school closures, affecting an approximation of 1.6 billion people worldwide.  

With the responsibility to impart education without obstruction, e-learning has taken precedence where teachers conduct classroom studies via video conferencing. The positive effect of e-learning has been so widespread that many governments have directed schools to pursue at least a portion of their curriculum via e-learning even once the crisis has passed.  

Age of learning, Udacity, Hujiang, and Byju’s are top e-learning platforms that have effectively served global education endeavors during the pandemic and are poised to continue so in 2021. 

8. AI, Robotics, IoT, and industrial automation  

As assembling and supply chains are getting back to full activity, workforce deficiencies will be resolved by introducing smart machines powered by technologies like AI and ML. In 2021, we will see a massive shift of interest in the rapid development of artificial intelligence solutions and industrial automation innovations. 

Some of the top enterprises empowering industry automation with AI, robotics and IoT development services include:  

Vicarious (US), UBTech Robotics (China), Radixweb (US), Built Kindred Systems (Canada), XYZ Robotics (China), and CloudMinds (US). 

9. AR and VR 

Immersive technological advancements in augmented reality and virtual reality are rapidly becoming essential for regular daily existence, from entertainment to business. The appearance of Covid-19 has ignited this innovation adoption as organizations adopt the remote work model, with correspondence and collaboration efforts spreading out to AR and VR.  

The immersive AR and VR technologies now empower a fantastic wellspring of change across all industry verticals. AR avatars, AR indoor navigation, remote help, infusing AI with AR and VR, AR cloud, virtual games, eye tracking, and facial expression and appearance recognition will capture a significant foothold in 2021. 

Companies like Quytech, Microsoft, RealWorld One, and Consagous, Chetu will play a massive role in shaping perceived reality in the near future, leveraging all AR’s and VR’s various applications. 

Summing up 

Going by the standards of the ever-famous “back to the future” series, we might not have cars that fly (Flying hoverboards-Check), but we do have significant innovations in the direction of making our homes the focal point of business and personal interactions.  

A man steps into his home office and begins a conversation with a client who is also at home but on a different continent. A woman readies her children for school by setting up her laptop. A driver inputs the destination he wishes to reach into his car’s console and lays back to enjoy the ride.  

Just a decade ago, such technical advancements would not have felt out of place in a Bond flick, and yet 2022 is all set to herald in a new wave of innovation that is sure to change the way we perceive reality and experience life.   

By pratikmistry

I am Pratik Mistry, a rare mix of technologist and vice president in sales at Radixweb. My passion lies is in helping companies to grow revenues by delivering top notch custom software development solutions and build value-based partnerships. When not driving high-impact go to market strategies, I love to try new cuisines and going to the movies.