In the past few years, there have been so many interesting developments in the world of tech that will no doubt change the world as we know it. However, this is very much the start of what we know about these pieces of tech. With further development and exploration, they could be some of the biggest technological developments humanity has made.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, really has come on in leaps and bounds across the past decades. Researchers have poured countless hours into developing this interesting tech and it is now making its way into more and more parts of our lives. From our smartphones to our cars, there are sophisticated AIs that are all working hard to ensure that our lives run as smoothly as can be.
One of the more subtle places where these are appearing is in live chats and other help functions amongst our favourite brands. When interacting with these, it is sometimes hard to tell that you are actually chatting with an AI. They can give very realistic answers, and can often serve your issue. If not, they can pass you over to a human customer representative that can take care of yourself.
On top of this, there are even AI assistants that can now make phone calls and arrange schedules in a similar manner to humans. Should you ever encounter one of these, you probably won’t even be able to tell that it is not a human that you are speaking to. Even with all of this development, we still have so much to discover in terms of AI. It will be fascinating to see what this area will uncover in the future.
Blockchain is the ledger system used for cryptocurrencies. Every transaction made with crypto is stored on a block which is then chained together. This is a very secure system as data from every block is stored in the one above it on the chain, making it very difficult to edit. Most people will need to get to grips with blockchain in some form if they want to trade it. Luckily, there are many resources out there that can educate about cryptocurrency, such as the Bybit platform (https://learn.bybit.com/trading/).
However, blockchain has many uses beyond what crypto can offer, and it is causing many industries to assess its potential. Its difficulty to edit is a feature that many sectors are interested in. For many, it would put the power into the hands of consumers. If a transaction goes awry for the customer, they can request that the blockchain be checked. This will allow the truth to be established, and the customer to be compensated. In doing so, the brand will also be able to build their authority and their trustworthiness.
These are just some of the potential uses of the blockchain. We haven’t explored the full extent of what blockchain might be able to offer. It is a fantastic technology that will no doubt serve us in more ways than we can possibly imagine.
The big development that is fascinating the tech giants at the moment is the metaverse. This is, in theory, a virtual world where we will be able to come together to relax and interact with each other. It will be accessed via virtual reality headsets and could hold a lot of potential for development – both in terms of games that could be on offer and the introduction of civil amenities to help with some of the administration that comes with life.
One of the big questions about the metaverse is going to be the form that it will take, as all the different tech companies are exploring different aspects of it. Meta, having been renamed from Facebook, is leading the charge, but there are many other big tech companies interested in what the metaverse could offer. They aren’t even the only ones making developments. The South Korean capital of Seoul announced that they would be developing a municipal metaverse for citizens to use.
Our lives are becoming increasingly digital as the years go by, and the metaverse is a key indicator of this progress. This is an area that is still in its infancy so it will be fascinating to see how it evolves in the future. With brands of all sizes and major cities like Seoul all tapping into the potential of this area, expect some rapid development in this area.
These are three key areas of tech that anyone should look into if they want to know about big tech developments of the future. There is so much potential in each of these areas and we have very much only scratched the surface of their capabilities. Each one has the potential to become the great invention of the early Digital Age that we find ourselves in at the moment. Do any catch your eye in particular? Take a look at some of the materials circulating regarding each of them. Even here, in their early stages, it is so easy to see the potential that each one could deliver to us.