the future Amy Webb Presented yesterday (13), during South by Southwest (SXSW)an innovation and technology festival held in Austin, Texas, Technology Trends Report 2022. The trends report is released annually at the event and represents one of the most anticipated attractions by participants.
In this release, the content has been broken down into 13 major sets of trends that will impact society, business, and consumption in this year and the years to come. These are: Artificial Intelligence, Privacy, Metaverse, Work and Culture, News and Information, Health and Medicine, Home of Things, Governments and Technology, Robotics, Decentralization and Blockchain, Telecommunications and Quantum Computing, Synthetic Biology and Climate.
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“It may seem counterproductive to predict the future in a few weeks or months. But strategic foresight results in preparations, not predictions. Trends invite us to think of alternative outcomes to those we previously envisioned. They also unlock something invaluable in all of us: the ability to relearn How do we perceive reality?
Here are 4 notable technical trends featured in the report:
“The metaverse is not a single technology, nor is it centrally controlled by a single company or entity. People will create multiple versions of themselves, each adapted for specific purposes. This will lead to a fragmentation – a widening gap between who a person is in the physical world and who perceives themselves in the virtual world The future of work will become more immersive as companies roll out platforms for virtual meeting, digital experiences, and mixed reality worlds.”
Artificial intelligence represents the third age of computing, which is generally defined as the ability of a machine to perform cognitive functions as better or better than humans. These functions include perceiving, learning, thinking, solving problems, understanding context and predictions, and exercising creativity. Artificial intelligence is now used in most industries. It solves business problems, detects fraud, improves crop yields, manages supply chains, recommends products, and even helps designers and writers in their work.”
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home of things
“Demands for services and products from the so-called Home of Things (HoT) are increasingly driven primarily by work, exercise, and learning at home. Increasingly, HoT platforms serve entire families rather than just one person. As a result, consumers may be more inclined to embrace devices The electronics that work perfectly inside their smart homes. Tech companies, backed by investors, want to control our sleep using sensors, microphones and artificial intelligence.”
Decentralization and Blockchain
“In the near future, funds will be programmable. The financial ecosystem is undergoing a transformation with blockchain and open source protocols offering alternatives to regulatory controls. As interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) increases, developers are facilitating the use of digital wallets for larger groups of consumers.” Ethereum has become the dominant blockchain that now supports thousands of decentralized applications and is the leading platform for contracting NFTs and decentralized finance (DeFi). Ether, which powers the Ethereum network, has emerged as the dominant collateral in DeFi.”
What is SXSW?
a South and Southwest (SXSW) is a A festival of innovation held in Austin, Texas, which began on Friday, the 11th, and runs through the 18th. After two years without a live version, SXSW returns in 2022 with high expectations. For Austin, this is the most significant moment, as more than US$400 million (R$2 billion) in revenue is generated for the city. The leader of foreign delegations in the last editions, Brazil lost the place this time to the United Kingdom. However, it is still a destination for many Brazilian professionals looking for trends, as well as startups that have an important platform for vision and business in innovation and technology.
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