Tech Trends [year]

The world is continually transforming, and so is technology. Numerous innovations are taking place in the world right now, and they do not seem to ever end. You also want to develop at the same pace as technology, right?

The world is gradually transforming into a technology-ruled one, and so the earlier you get acquainted with certain technological trends, the better. Here are the top tech trends I believe will have a lead in the world within the months of [year].

Top Tech Trends

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Genomics
  • New Broadband Cellular Network Technologies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Blockchain
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Nuclear Power

1. Artificial Intelligence

Developed by Alan Turing and John McCarthy, the concept of Artificial Intelligence has continued to advance. As defined by Wikipedia, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to the natural intelligence displayed by animals, including humans.

 It is, till today, one of the most recognized discoveries worldwide, and it is most likely not going to die down soon. Artificial Intelligence has also contributed to machine vision, which is the ability of computers to see or recognize objects, using Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP). Likewise, it has also facilitated language processing, to enable computers to apprehend our voices and reply us.

2. Genomics

Genomics is a field of molecular biology that studies the structure, functioning, evolution, editing and mapping of genomes. Genomes are a complete set of an organism’s genetic information. Genomics is very useful, particularly in medicine, as it makes it easier to foretell, diagnose and cure more accurately. Genomicists are able to a person’s genetic code to determine what kind of treatment will be more feasible, considering both outcome and cost, for him.

3. New Broadband Cellular Network Technologies

The development of a broadband cellular network is one technology that will continue to multiply significantly in 2022. The world has gradually been experiencing transitions from 2G to 3G to 4G, and just in 2019, the 5G network was launched.

But it is not going to stop there as the 6G is already imminent and is almost certainly going to be launched quite soon. The anticipated 6G network will be able to make use of higher frequencies and provide more tangible network capacity, with less delay.

In addition, it will ensure a way faster sampling rate, which is the number of samples per second taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete or digital signal.

4. Nanotechnology

The National Nanotechnology Initiative defined nanotechnology as science, engineering and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.

Discovered by physicist, Richard Feynman in 1959, nanotechnology is very useful in many areas of our daily life, including medicine to target tumours, improve drug distribution and enhance medical imaging, transportation to construct and paint car parts, electronics to increase the capabilities of electronic devices and improve the density of memory chips, environmental science for water treatment, energy to make alternative energy sources, which are cost-effective, food science to detect foodborne pathogens and extend the shelf-life of food products, among others.

5. Blockchain Technology

Ever since Bitcoin was created, blockchain technology has experienced huge progress and enhancement. Blockchain technology is one of the most notable innovations of the 21st century, and it continues to grow. Many enterprises, ranging from Small and Mid-size Enterprises (SMEs) to multi-million-dollar enterprises, like Microsoft, the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), and Walmart are already enforcing their very own version of blockchain.

For example, IBM is currently integrating blockchain into the processes of businesses, like the food handling processes of Kroger, a chain of grocery retail stores.

Blockchain technology is true, one of the most auspicious tech trends of 2022, with a very huge potential to engineer major changes across many vital industries in the world, from banking and cybersecurity to healthcare.

6. Quantum Technology

Quantum technology is a fast-growing technological trend, which uses the principle of Quantum Mechanics, as developed by Niels Bohr and Max Planck. Quantum Mechanics is a branch of mechanics that studies the properties and behaviour of atomic and subatomic particles. 

Quantum technology has many useful applications in today’s world, including quantum optics, quantum computing, medical imaging, electron microscopy, superconducting magnets, transistors and semiconductors, among others. Quantum optics applies quantum technology to study light and its relationships with the matter.

Quantum technology is also applied in the optical amplifier and the laser. Quantum computing entails the invention of quantum computers, which are anticipated to carry out certain computational tasks, faster and better than normal computers, using quantum bits or qubits in place of normal bits.

Quantum computing is also applied in healthcare to process large volumes of data, produce custom drugs, which will be tailored according to each individual’s needs, and control human organs at the molecular level.

In medical imaging, quantum technology is applied in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. In electron microscopy, it is applied in the development of quantum electron microscopes, which will enable the measurement of an object’s existence without coming in contact with it. Quantum technology also applies to transistors and semiconductors like the microprocessor.

Quantum technology is currently one of the most successful discoveries and, just like blockchain technology, will continue to remain a technological trend for many years to come.

7. Nuclear Power

Nuclear power is a very important technological trend that dates as back as 1934 when Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist discovered that neutrons could divide atoms. Nuclear energy provides the cleanest and safest form of energy and electricity, especially as it is carbon-free. It is also cost-effective, considering that it produces high volumes of energy with a minimal supply of fuel. 

Nuclear Power is also going to keep trending as its new applications, such as the Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are still being developed. The Small Modular Reactors are nuclear reactors that employ nuclear fission, like other conventional nuclear reactors but are smaller and provide more flexibility. They also require a lower initial capital and are safer.

CONCLUSION

By all counts, there is no doubt that technology significantly impacts almost every aspect of our lives, most especially in the 21st century, and will continue to do so as the years pass by.

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