Each year brings with it a plentitude of new technologies and information technology solutions. Some of them quickly fade away, but some catch on and become the newest tech trends. Our list contains only those trends that will affect lives of everyday people and bring noticeable changes to how we operate in our daily lives.
Drones and their usages for various events, including weddings, company promotions, graduations, and others, will become increasingly popular. The technology is going to continue steadily improve, which also includes the camera technology itself. Today, only the best-equipped video productions studios in the world are able to invest into a professional 4k workflow. As the technology is going to become more and more affordable, both amateurs and professionals will be able to fully unleash their creativity and potential.
Just a quick look at Google Trends reviles that wearable technology is going to boom in the future. The scope of its application is going to increase from simple smart accessories to various health devices, personal trackers, smart clothes, and other interesting pieces of technology. This will present many challenges in terms of security and personal privacy.
New payment methods
Even though last year was full of news about credit card breaches and serious security problems, it did not slow down the rapid adoption of mobile payment solutions. Apple released their digital wallet service called Apple Pay that lets people use their iOS-powered devices to leave credit cards at home. Google does not like to be too far behind any serious competition. Their own payment solutions, Android Pay, was introduced in September of this year and uses NFC to communicate with terminals. We predict that these new payment methods are going to be increasingly adopted by a large number of everyday people, who are looking for a modern, all-in-one payment solution.
New social experiences
We believe that 2016 is going to be the year of new, never before seen social experiences. People all over the Earth are going to become connected in a very personal way thanks to the spread of high-speed internet connection, high-resolution smartphone cameras, and new social media platforms like Periscope. We will be able to virtually transport ourselves to any place on this planet and see current events unfold through the eyes of other people.
Â Internet of things
Internet of things is the predictable results of our deep desire to apply technological solutions to everyday lives and connect with people around us. What started with light bulbs and refrigerators may possibly continue with our internal organs and individual food items. The adoption of IPv6 will every single thing to have its own IP address.
Google Glass showed us just how augmented reality can be applied to our everyday lives. When used correctly, it can become an indispensable tool for engineers, marketers, news reporters, and also all individuals who wish to stay connected and up to date in our fast-passed world. Microsoft HoloLens will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2016 and we predict that its successful launch will pave the way for other companies to follow in the future.