Our picks for tech trends to watch for 2017 (and beyond).
5G Automotive Association
Partners: BMW, Audi AG, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Qualcanm
Improving technology and improving the safety of others on the road, Intel has collaborated with other associations to bring the next generation of an automobile with technology tools, plus bringing safety to a whole new level. Creating a generation of driving and considering the safety of others, Intel would be providing new technology within their partnership with BMW and Audi, in projects such as making a car that can drive by itself.
PlayStation and Sony have brought video gaming alive. Virtual reality has brought video gamers a whole new experience. The gamers are able to experience the reality of being “inside” their favorite game and the ability to feel the excitement. It is a dream come true for those that love playing video games.
Partners: Honeywell, Phillips Hue, iDevices, Hunter and a few more
Apple has collaborated with a few companies to create a smart home. From lights to door locks, Apple is improving the safety of a home on a mobile level. A family would be able to control the house from their phones allowing them to be able to feel safe inside and outside their own home. Apple lets users use their iOS devices, iPhone or iPad, and even their Apple TV to control every single room at the touch of a button.
Other tech trends to keep an eye out for:
- Precision Medicine: Medical treatments tailored to an individual’s social, environmental, and economic contexts to best treat illnesses.
- Audio User Interface: Augmented reality portrayed through sound; Apple recently released the AirPods which is likely to lead to a more ubiquitous audio experience.
- “Drones for Good”: Movement started by individuals interested in exploring a new, but affordable technology for positive purposes; currently, the world’s first drone airport is in the process of being built for faster transportation of medicine.
- Farming the Sea: Cultivation of the kelp and bivalves in the ocean to enable us to generate vast amounts of food for a continuously growing population without using arable land, water or pesticides.