Most of us can barely comprehend the enormous shifts in technology over the past year or two. These shifts promise to shape our economy and the way we live our day-to-day lives for decades to come. Automation. Robotics. 3D printing. Even cheap new computer chips that are barely visible to the naked eye. Here are four game-changing tech trends!
You might not believe it, but companies all over the world are adopting the commercialization of drones in order to ship products to your doorstep in less than a day. Although the FAA hasn’t set regulations yet, congress has mandated that they do so. The Amazon Prime Air Service that could one day handle up to 75% of their deliveries? You might see it sooner than you think!
We’ll see drone prices drop even more. The hobbyists will come out to play, and companies will make their intent for the commercialization of drones crystal clear.
Everyone has heard the news: Apple has jumped on the wearables bandwagon. With the increased competition from this tech dinosaur, we’ll see products released more often and with shorter timeframes between different versions. Sensor technology is in high demand, and even more advanced devices are about to hit the marketplace. Other devices such as Google Glass may very well find a place in this new industry. Expect prices to drop halfway.
Siri. Cortana. Google Now. Wolfram Alpha. All of these applications are designed to eliminate the need for a hands-on approach to search engines. And in case you haven’t heard, the just-announced Amazon Echo represents a tectonic shift in this transition to an information-based society. Phones are personal. Kitchen tables aren’t. The Amazon Echo is poised to become just another member of the family, dropping the electronic voice of Siri and her counterparts for a more conversational tone.
Speaking of Siri, her makers are developing a successor–Viv. She’ll be able to handle unbelievably complex demands. Need a wine that pairs with a certain food? Viv will let you know which is best, where it is, and how much it costs in a manner of seconds. Better yet–she’ll know what you prefer.
Expect to see updates to all of these electronic personalities, and expect to see them run much, much more smoothly than they did at any time in the past. We wouldn’t be surprised if Apple, Google, and everyone else followed Amazon’s lead and delivered a tabletop device.
Many 3D printing patents expired in early 2014, paving the way for cheaper 3D printers. With more companies and individual entrepreneurs taking advantage of 3D printing as a business strategy in order to create new and unique items or allow greater customization, this technology may very well be set to explode in a big way.
Which new tech trend are you most excited to check out?
About Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian is the Founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations. He is an experienced leader in the public relations industry with over 20 years of experience. Ronn Torossian has been named as Public Relations executive of the year by the American Business Awards, and has run countless award-winning Public Relations programs.