The year 2020 is getting near. There are many predictions regarding what kind of technology to be mainstream in that year. The plans, prototypes, and designs actually can be seen starting from some years ago. Some of them also have applied this year in some products although people may not realize them. But next year, people start to use them more widely. With them, it is expected that the human’s activities can be done more easily. So, what are those kinds of technology? Here 4 Latest Technologies, along with the explanations.
Internet of Things
The discourse about the Internet of Things has been started even at the beginning of 2000’s. There are also many researchers as well as companies who put effort to make the internet get closer to use. Some products have been released in years before including Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Interestingly, it is predicted that the users of those products are increased rapidly next year.
Those devices are integrated tools and appliances at home into a system by utilizing the internet. It enables the users to control almost anything starting from AC and TV to the security system only using voice command. Google and Amazon are not alone. Some other big brands will be started to launch similar products next year. They are Apple with its HomePod and Samsung that is reported to have cooperation with Bixby. So, are you interested to buy one of them?
A big-scale innovation of automation is predicted to reach more customers in 2020. Commonly, it is used in malls and retails. The technology actually has been used by Amazon in which its offline retail has been successfully removed the use of cashiers. It is proven to be an effective and efficient alternative for both retailers and customers.
In this technology, sensor and camera are used for automatic payment. There is no need to wait in line so that you can pay for the things you buy. Besides, automation technology is also expected to be used in other sectors. Following the invention of this technology, there are controversies mainly related to employment. But as long as companies can use it wisely, it should not be a big deal.
After Bitcoin is seen to be an alternative for investment in 2017, it looks like more people are interested to exchange their real money to it. Moreover, there are also similar products including ICO and Ethereum. Currently, people may think about Cryptocurrency as media for trading. But in 2020, it seems that more people will use it for other necessities including their daily payment.
Undeniably, Cryptocurrency is considered more practical particularly in online transactions. Even many retail and shops provide devices that enable you to pay what you buy using Cryptocurrency. So, if the number of users is getting more next year, it is just reasonable.
Artificial Intelligence may feel like a term you commonly hear from sci-fi novels or films. But now, it is no longer a dream anyway. Even many devices you have like Smartphone is basically a part of artificial intelligence technology. Moreover, with the development of Internet of Things, many companies have adopted artificial neural networks to monitor and improve their products.
Previously, this technology is only used for security apps. However, it is started to use for other necessities. For example, Apple, Google, and Apple have used it for purposes like simplifying the search modes in their platforms. With the rapid development of AI nowadays, it is reasonable if in 2020, there will be more products that use the AI technology. Those products also will be widely used by customers to support their daily lifestyle.