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The 7 top technology trends to check out in 2021

Predictions about technology have been in the past but after the pandemic of the corona, it has increased and become a need for the sustainability of businesses and for individuals as well. Technology is now present in every part of life and some of the technologies become trends, so that’s why we make a list of top technology trends that are enveloping the future.

Technology has been affected during the pandemic as other things have been affected. It became challenging for the business to run business functions smoothly by adopting remote work. Many small businesses have collapsed due to old technology because they were unable to face the pandemic challenges. 

Old technology is upgrading day by day. Some old technologies have been replaced by brand new technologies which totally changed the way of work. It is very important for businesses and for individuals to learn and adopt new technology timely.

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7 top technology trends that will define this decade

Before going deep of each tech trend, take a look at list.

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
  2. Edge computing
  3. Quantum computing
  4. 5G Technology
  5. Internet of things
  6. Blockchain
  7. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

Keeping your eyes on the future and adopting the skills necessary to secure your job is the need of the hour. In this article, we will guide you about the top technology trends for 2021, which you can adopt to be sustainable in this challenging world. 

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
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Everybody knows about artificial intelligence as automation of work. It will not be wrong if we say that artificial intelligence is working smartly. It is also known as “AI”. For some decades artificial intelligence has gained a lot of growth and popularity.

It has changed the way we live, play, work, and shop. Some of the examples of AI from our daily life are image recognition, speech recognition, navigation apps, smartphone personal assistants, ride-sharing apps, proactive healthcare management, Social media monitoring, and much more. 

Whether we are making a google search, a product recommendation from Amazon, or receiving interest-based ads on youtube and region base ads on google sites, scrolling down the Facebook newsfeed, all these are possible due to artificial intelligence. Robots and robotic machines in different organizations are playing the role just like labour work. It increases the production capacity of the organizations and decreases the cost per unit. 

What is Artificial Intelligence (or Machine Learning)? (Video by Hubspot)

Artificial intelligence is playing an amazing role in the medical field also. In the past, it was hard to diagnose a disease in the patient. Before AI misdiagnosing illness caused 10% of US deaths. But due to AI robotic machines, diagnosis of disease at a faster rate than a human became possible.

AI examples in healthcare: surgery assistant robots, “Bouy healthcare” that listens to symptoms, diagnosis and cure illness, “Enlitic” perform deep learning from unstructured data of a patient and gives better insights and tells about patient’s real-time needs, “Freenome” to diagnose and detect cancer in early stages, and many other countless AI tools.

Machine learning is a part of AI, it is also in demand in the market in near future. According to research, machine learning, smart, and automation of work will increase 9% jobs by  2025. The demand for robot monitoring professionals, automation specialists, data science, and content curators will be increased in near future.

2. Edge computing

Edge computing
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Have you ever read about the cloud services of Google and Amazon? Edge computing is also a cloud base technology, but much better than the previous ones. Cloud computing is transferring data to remote servers instead of processing it on local or a personal computer. 

Edge computing is an open IT architecture and processing of centralized data as decentralized featured power by using IoT and mobile computing without any buffering. Edge computing allows users to process data efficiently without wasting time with less internet bandwidth. 

In simple words, edge computing is a subpart of cloud solutions. Instead of processing all the functions in cloud computing, do some of the functions on edge computing. For that, you have to attach an edge device to your system. where you can perform specific data instead of all the data of the organization.

What is Edge Computing? (Video)

Most of the organizations are using different cloud-based servers available in the market. Most popular are AWS (Amazon web services), Microsoft Azure, and google cloud platforms.  With the passage of time businesses are moving to cloud computing.

As the data of the organizations increase with their operation, they are facing some storage issues with cloud solutions which promote lag time. To solve all the issues of data processing and to decrease the latency of data processing, the demand for edge computing is increasing day by day.

3. Quantum computing

Quantum computing
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Quantum computing has been developed from quantum theory. QT explains to us the behaviour of energy and material on the different atomic and subatomic levels. Quantum computers are different from the traditional computers that I and you are using right now.

Traditional or regular computers work and encode information in bits and store data by taking the value of 0 & 1. But quantum computers are designed to process data in quantum bits and qubits. That is at the same time 0 & 1 will be processed at a faster speed and gives real-time results in quantum computers. 

What is Quantum Computing? (Video)

Video Credit: ColdFusion

Most of the popular cloud computing service providers are now involved in quantum computing to pace the way we work. Splunk, Microsoft, Google, Honeywell, AWS, and many others are spending a lot of money to innovate quantum computing. In one of the research, it has been projected that by 2029 the revenue from quantum computing will touch $2.5 billion. The demand for quantum mechanics, machine learning, information theory, etc are increasing in the coming time. 

4. 5G Technology

5G Internet
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The 5G term is derived from the 5th generation mobile network. It is the new global wireless network. 5G technology delivers higher multi-Gbps data speeds, massive network capacity, ultra-low latency, increased availability, more reliability, and a uniform UX to more users. Due to 5G technology the global revenue will increase massively by 2035.

In short 5G technology will change the way we live. It will enable us to do virtual work fast. We can communicate with our international customers, our colleagues, family members effectively and without any buffering and network issues. There are many benefits of launching 5G technology. It will pave the way for many businesses.

5G speed chart
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Many online services like google cloud base games like Google’s Stadia, NVidia’s GeForce, virtual and augmented reality can be accessed and performed at any time from any place due to 5G technology. 

5. Internet of things

IOT (Internet of Things)
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Transfer of data with the help of interrelated or internet-connected devices over a wireless connection without any human interference is known as the internet of things or IoT.

Temperature monitors, internet router, CCTV camera, smart LED lights, voice recognition door locks, sensors in automobile products, small chips in heart patients, over-connected to your mobile through an app, control of AC from far away from your home with the help of an app, fitness trackers, etc are the examples of IoT. 

No doubt the internet of things will make our life much easier. IoT-based things have been increasing day by day. But we have just innovated 1% of IoT-based things and still, there is a need for research and development.

Businesses can gain many benefits by adopting the Internet of things now and in the near future. It will be used to determine long-term and short-term strategies based on previous data and trends prevailing in the market.

IoT growth Chart
The growth of IOT by 2021 (Image Credit: coolinfographics)

We are at the earliest stages of IoT, according to research about 50 billion IoT devices will prevail all over the world by 2030. Everything will be done with the help of internet-connected devices. Around 1.1 trillion US dollars will be spent by 2022 to increase IoT devices from smartphones to home and kitchen appliances.

What is Internet of Things? (Video)

Video Credit: edureka

There are a lot of opportunities for the newbies in this technology, if you want to grow in this technological world, you have to learn AI, Information security, machine learning, hardware, data analysis, automation, and design knowledge, etc.

6. Blockchain

Image Credit: Pixabay

Blockchain is a digital system to record transactions in multiple copies to make data secure from stolen, hackers, and lost. These transactions are recorded in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin across multiple interlinked computers. In simple words “blockchain” is a technology that supports security systems to our precious data. You can add data to a chain of data but can not alter or steal it. This makes blockchain a secure system.

What is Blockchain? (Video)

Due to its amazing features, many organizations are adopting blockchain to secure their data. In this way, the demand for blockchain professionals has been increasing day by day. The market is giving a handsome salary package to blockchain professionals. If you have an interest in technology then it is the best time to learn blockchain skills.

But you must have hands-on experience over the programming languages, networking, relational and flat database, the fundamentals of OOPS, data structured, and web app development. 

7. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is also a trending technology in 2021 and onwards. It is a great technology everybody enjoyed. Virtual reality is a technology that takes you to a virtual world by just wearing VR devices. In actual you remain in the physical world e.g. you are sitting in your room and enjoying yourself as you are standing in a park or in a playland or as you are sitting in an aeroplane.

Virtual reality used for 3D tools, 3D movies, and 3D maps, etc. VR devices are HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, or Oculus Rift. we have to download virtual reality-based apps from the google play store, then we can enjoy virtual reality by attaching VR devices.

What is Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? (Video)

Video Credit: Edureka

Augmented reality is that technology in which you can add virtual things to your surroundings. This technology is used in gamings and to view the things you want to add to your home. E.g you want to add one dining table to your living room, augmented reality will tell you about the direction and the real-time view of the dining table by wearing lenses.

In actual fact, there is an empty space in the living room but after wearing lenses you will see a real-time view of a dining table of a television. It will help you to design your home easily. Examples of the lenses used in augmented reality are Snapchat lenses, google glass, Microsoft hololens, etc.

Technological advancement is increasing day by day and it is transforming the world. These technological trends have a career potential for you. Select one or more skills according to your interest. This is the best time to get yourself trained and dominate over others. 

This post was originally published on 5, April 2021, but according to new information stuff this post update frequently.

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