Over the past few years, technology has advanced to the point where it has now become an integral part of our day to day lives. It has now become a familiar sighting to see someone wearing a wrist monitor measuring his/her heart rate and comparing it to the number of steps taken. This same person could also be playing an exciting casino game online on his/her smartphone while listening to music and at the same time chatting with someone who’s halfway across the world. But what are the future trends of 2020?
As far as technology is concerned, there’s always something big lurking on the horizon. But what does 2020 have in store for us? Let’s take a look at some of the predicted top technology trends for 2020.
Wearable Technology Trends
While this technology has certainly made a splash, most people still view it as somewhat of a gimmick that comes with a very expensive price tag to it. In 2018 smartwatches and other smart devices that can be worn are going to become more commercially available with more integrated and usable functions.
Already casino players can capitalize on mobile casino bonuses like those listed here, and play real money games for free, or play games offered at their land-based casino through their smartwatch and still get the same experience. You can also make an order online for food using your smartwatch and it will be delivered to your doorstep.
In other words, just like the tablets and smartphones, wearable technology is bound to improve as the number of mobile applications increases significantly by 2020.
AR And VR
Towards the end of 2016, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology witnessed significant changes and also changed how we see and interact with our world. After the Oculus Rift was released, tens of thousands of virtual reality applications soon followed, prompting hundreds of other virtual reality devices to be developed.
2016 was also the year that Pokémon Go – an Augmented Reality game was released. The game has already been downloaded more than 650 million downloads on iTunes and Google Play Store, a clear indication that the market was prepared for AR.
By 2020, we are expecting to see a significant increase in AR and VR applications, technology and games. From virtual shopping to fully interactive VR friendly casinos, we should expect to see AR and VR in just about every field.
For some time now, there has been news circulating online on how some companies are working to deliver smart homes which will be connected with home technology. As yet, the smart home technology is yet to be fully implemented, and it’s only applicable to applications within the home and individual appliances. We are yet to reach the point where we can comfortably link an entire house to the smart network.
Why this delay? The main problem is the failure for most of the key players to collaborate and work on a single, unified technology for the homes.
But by 2020, we are hoping this is going to change. With some of the world’s renowned technology companies teaming up for the first time, commercially available smart homes could be making their way into every home sooner than we expected.
Life On Demand
In 2016 and 2017, mobile technology recorded an exponential growth resulting in different on-demand applications and businesses taking off. With organizations such as Uber leading the way, more companies were in a position to offer people, on-demand access to just about anything. From entertainment and accommodation to food deliveries and car rides, people have now become accustomed to getting whatever they want from an application installed on their smartphone.
In 2020, we are anticipating an increase in the number of on-demand applications and businesses. With such a diversified market to explore, we should expect to see some weird and wonderful on-demand applications heading our way including personal trainers, house cleaning, dog walking apps and many more.
Integration Of The Physical And Digital
With the evolution of technology, the integration between the digital and physical becomes more pronounced. We are already living in a world where making an order online and picking it up in a store is the norm.
There are still so many things that have to be done, but by 2020, we are expecting to see a much stronger amalgamation of the physical world into the digital world. This is going to be more pronounced in the online shopping and consumer stores. Since most of our day to day activities are spent in the digital environment, shopping at your local supermarket in 2020 could mean picking up movies, digital music and smart purchases alongside your tomatoes and milk.
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