These days, technology is everywhere. For better or for worse, it’s invaded virtually every aspect of life. Innovation is a natural part of the technological world, which inevitably leads to technology trends coming and going. Currently, some pretty major technology trends are impacting everyday people in a big way.
When computers were first invented, they were huge. They took up entire rooms. Today, you have wearable devices like smartwatches that have comparatively minuscule, yet far more sophisticated computers in them. These devices have immense potential to be a real benefit to their wearers, especially in terms of their health. Wearable devices like Fitbits can track a variety of health markers that can be used to measure and improve a person’s health and wellbeing.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded dramatically to include a wide variety of household technology. Many electronic devices found in homes have smart equivalents, and they are becoming increasingly popular. More than 80% of households will use a connected TV by this year. Smarthome technology is helping people save money on utility bills, making life easier, and making homes safer. It’s allowing homeowners to monitor and control their homes from just about anywhere in the world just by using an app on their smartphones. These benefits even extend to household pools, which have their own set of smart technology that can be used to customise the pool experience.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we made the transition from 3G to 4G networks. Now, we’re making the transition to 5G networks. 5G networks are intended to be much faster than the current 4G networks and are capable of carrying far more information. That’s great news for anyone who needs fast internet speeds. This next step in technology and connectivity is expected to provide greater support to and enable augmented reality and virtual reality technologies and services. That could have some impressive applications in many industries, including healthcare. The greater capacity for AR and VR technology could allow medical students to practise giving care or performing surgeries in a low-risk environment that could accurately simulate the conditions they would experience in the field.
Technology touches virtually everyone in some way. Today’s trends, such as wearable technology devices, household technology, and 5G technology are making their way into the everyday lives of normal people and changing them in ways that may be irreversible. Given the fast pace with which technological advancements occur, that’s something we can only expect to continue going forward.
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