AI, Mobile Gaming, Bio Plastics: Here’s Some Key Trends to Look for in 2020
2019 has been the year of technology.
08:00 24 December 2019
With the rapid development of technology and the internet, we have gotten one step closer to having an ever more connected world full of new possibilities.
Experts think there is a constantly growing appetite for the best user experience across many industries, and that means we are all well poised for some radical developments that are going to take tech to some uncharted territories. Besides, there is growing eagerness among consumers to embrace the latest tech, experience new applications and to basically indulge in something radically new, and that’s a good indication that the tech trends will be looking up next year.
And, it’s hard to disagree with that.
While tech in general witnessed huge growth with a lot of innovative apps surfacing this year, it seems next year would be even better. So what are the big trends we are likely to see next year? In no particular order, here are some of the hot trends in technology that will most probably take off next year.
Artificial Intelligence Powered Health Tech
AI is progressing at a good clip, and riding on the back of its rapid progress are deep learning, machine learning and natural language processing. The shift in data driven computing and automation has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.
Experts suggest that Artificial Intelligence is going to keep progressing, expanding into fairly new avenues creating impactful applications in healthcare. Consultants heading AI and automation tech believe that AI related technologies will be dedicated towards improving healthier lives by, supporting patients in some of the key areas in healthcare like health advice, diagnostics, treatment, etc.
And that’s not a far cry from where we are right now, seeing that there is a lot of virtual doctors and chatbots already giving patients health advice through mobile apps and websites. With fitness trackers and health gadgets getting smarter by the day, it won’t be surprising to see our gadgets giving us intelligent information on our heart health, sleep matters, and current mood. These systems could operate with an emphasis on prevention and will be intelligent enough to deduct the odds of one developing heart disease or inheriting cancer.
Despite the fact that mobile games can never be as detailed or immersive as traditional gaming consoles, mobile gaming has continued to soar up in popularity. Demand for convenient gaming refuses to die down, and has contributed significantly in the rise of mobile gaming apps as a force to be reckoned with in the wide expanse of the gaming industry.
To throw a statistic at you, just the remote gambling sector in the UK has seen impressive growth to constitute roughly 40% of the overall yield of the gambling industry. With more and more new casino sites 2020 emerging, it is more likely that mobile gambling will continue to soar up in popularity the world over and attract more players, eating into the share of land-based gambling sites. Growth of gambling sites like Africacasinos kind of validates the trend, making it clear that land based casino operators are in a spot of bother. They need to adopt the online route to be competitive in this digital age. Perhaps they will take inspiration from the success that a few traditional casinos are starting to see after shifting their base to online and mobile platforms.
Bioplastics, biodegradable and plant-based plastics, are well poised to make an impression in 2020. With growing awareness of plastic waste issue, consumers feel how important it is to be ethical and do their bit to care for the planet: wean off plastics. Anti-plastic sentiments have grown into a movement everywhere, making consumers take a stand against the use of single-use plastics in particular. Many new startups specialising in material sciences find this plastic crisis a problem worth cracking and are enthusiastic about jumping on the bioplastics bandwagon to solve this crisis using high-grade tech.
At the moment, several companies have put advanced technology in place to create several reusable products like storage containers for raw meat etc. And this has attracted the attention of world class conglomerates and companies which are now ready to pump in a lot of money into bioplastics. Going by this trend, it’s safe to say that more new environmentally-friendly, decomposable plastic products are going to hit the market.
There you go. 2020 is firmly in frame to be a great year for technology. If recent developments in these fields are anything to go by, we can be sure to see a lot of innovative things happening next year that disrupt the status quo.