Well, Year 2020 is pretty much interesting with the advent of the emerging tech innovations that brought tech savvy people more concern about safety and data breach challenges. While technology brings '"ohh and ahh" to everyone of us but it also brings dangers and risks to humans.
Have you tried listing your top tech innovations for 2019? Oh common, even if we don't belong to the so-called millennial and to the tech savvy human beings, we need to be upgraded also of the latest in technology. Whether we like it or not, we also belong to this new world, wherein, technology matters. It's our life now...common it's Year 2020 now. Embrace the new world of gadgets and tech innovations!
Okay, here are my top 4 tech innovations, have you?
In my country, it sounds "oh yeah" or sexual intercourse but it's not what you are thinking man! It is "Internet of Things" though. And it is one of the hot topics for tech experts in 2019. They said that while IoT brings good news to everyone but it also, likewise, poses threats to every user. Now for the ordinary people, what is IoT? Well, we will discuss this step by step to make things clearer to us, right?
IoT, or what is known as the "Internet of Things" is actually referring to over billion devices all over the globe which are all connected to the worldwide web or what is commonly known as the Internet. These devices are connected to the net either by wi-fi or sensors. Many call it a giant connectivity of devices serving different purposes. It is basically a giant network of different objects that are dependent on the internet. They collect data and this huge data is analysed and exchanged in many different process of all these devices.
Tech expert company Gartner said around 8.4 billion IoT devices were used in 2017. Some of these IoT-connected devices are washing machine, a phone, refrigerator, watch and even a car. It's also been tried and tested that IoT can become components of systems and machines including an airplane engine as well as oil rig. This year, it is predicted that IoT devices is expected to hit 20.4 billion. Spending’s for IoT all over the world has reached to a whopping $2 Trillon in 2017.
IoT is simply digital intelligence that makes every device smarter than that of its own usage. When devices are connected to IoT, they become smarter. Among the best examples are a smart refrigerator, a smartwatch and a smartphone of course! So when you are at a grocery store and you forgot to open your ref to see what's lacking, you just simply connect to your connected ref to your smartphone and you can already see your ref in just a blink of an eye. Wow, my ref has no more "red wine," Oh yeah, I need to buy one haha." You see the scenario? That's the ultimate power of IoT.
Sounds familiar? Yeah, the blockchain concept became talk of the town in 2019 when Facebook announced it is going to introduce a new currency. Of course, there were mixed reactions of this announcement. Other people and loyal Facebook fanatics supported the idea of Mark Zuckerberg but other quarters responded negatively to this new currency. But despite strong oppositions, Facebook executives vowed to introduce this again at the right time.
Well, there are a lot of groups who explored the possibility of implementing blockchain purposely to remedy the threats of money transactions all over the web.
"Blockchain came down crushing from its peak of hype cycle, and that's probably for the best," said Julia Moiseeva, a member of the community's leadership group and founder of CLaaS (C-Level as a Service) Management Solutions Ltd, in the release. "Now that the luster of novelty and furor of the masses are gone, the dynamic of work around blockchain took a complete U-turn, again, for the best."
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Well, well, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is also one of the best tech innovations impacting how businesses interact with customers through the intelligent bots and websites, according to a report. The biggest impact on this technology was on the retail as well as the healthcare industry.
Maddy Martin, community vice chair and also Smith.ai's head for growth and education, says "The largest impacts across all industries—from retail to healthcare, hospitality to finance—are felt when AI improves data security, decision-making speed and accuracy, and employee output and training."
"With more capable staff, better-qualified sales leads, more efficient issue resolution, and systems that feed actual data back in for future process and product improvements, companies employing AI technologies can use resources with far greater efficiency. Best of all, as investment and competition increase in the AI realm, costs are reduced," she adds.
5G networks also made headlines in many online tech innovations for 2019. In fact, the war between tech giant Huawei and US President Donald Trump has made China decide on making its own 5G platform to continue operating all over the globe even without using the US internal operating system. (iOS)
CompTIA reports that the rise of 5G networks is tremendously increasing human's ability to move, analyse and manipulate the wireless platform. This year and the coming years, there will be more astounding innovations and upgrades for the 5G network, according to the report.
"The development and deployment of 5G is going to enable business impact at a level few technologies ever have, providing wireless at the speed and latency needed for complex solutions like driverless vehicles," says Michael Haines, community chair and director of partner incentive strategy and program design for Microsoft.
Wither we like it or not, but technology will continue to evolve to give mankind more interesting technology, gadgets and internet-powered inventions and innovations.
These are all for the new millennium powered by internet and technology. And it is only in embracing this amazing development that will also rise for us to benefit.
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