By JR Deligero
Technology has come a long way since the dawn of time. From stone tools and simple machinery, we are now enjoying modern technology that uses digital implements and is made with complex mechanisms to meet our demands across various sectors. And thanks to mankind’s continuous pursuit of innovation, the technology we have today continues to thrive and improve as we traverse our way to the future.
In 2022, the technology industry isn’t short of development as there are several trends that we can expect to see throughout the year.
Rise of 5G
Among them is the implementation and proliferation of 5G. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic hindering the progress of 5G deployment and increasing the demand for quality internet and cellular connection across regions, telecommunication companies have already begun implementing 5G connections in many provinces.
However, 5G isn’t limited to communication purposes alone. With its speed and reliability, other enterprises can adapt the system to digitalize healthcare, energy, transportation, and more. However, these institutions should also be prepared for the cybersecurity risks that come with 5G connections. Industry stakeholders need to re-evaluate security frameworks and standards to minimize risks and combat cyber threats.
Even though 5G is still making its way throughout the globe, 6G research is already underway, and people can expect to learn more about it throughout the year. Compared to 5G, 6G technology is a near-instant and prolific system of connection that easily bridges the human, physical, and digital worlds.
Another technological advancement to watch out for this 2022 is related to sustainability. Over the past years, more and more countries experienced extreme weather conditions that left a negative impact on communities. As a result, tech companies shifted their attention to strengthening sustainability efforts.
Climate change continues to be a pressing issue today as scientists are still looking for effective solutions to the global crisis. Some of their goals involve optimizing crop production for farmers while reducing water consumption and pesticide usage. Meanwhile, small-scale companies can devise new approaches to other problems concerning recycling, plastic usage, and more.
On the other hand, smart technology for sustainability will also allow stakeholders to easily and effectively detect any natural disturbances should they arise.
The gaming industry will also see several new advancements in technology as developers are eyeing to create a metaverse that combines different technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, to enhance overall gameplay. But with a futuristic experience from the technology, the gaming industry isn’t the only sector that hopes to utilize it. Social media networks like Facebook are hoping to use the technology to create an online space where users can participate in different activities as they do in real life.
With proper research and development, the metaverse can finally blur the lines between the physical and digital realities, thus creating more opportunities for users and creators.
Lastly, because of its sudden popularity throughout the Philippines in the previous year, cryptocurrency will continue to be a constant topic on everyone’s minds. Now that the digital currency has moved from merely investing to creating new and exciting opportunities by engaging in arts, gaming, and lifestyle, more people will want to get in on the action.
As the public’s demands increase, so will the number of cryptocurrency platforms. They will also have to exercise new levels of creativity to entice more users to participate in the digital currency.
There’s a lot to expect this 2022, and we hope that there are more good circumstances than negative ones. Regardless, the technology industry won’t stop at anything to provide the public with developments that benefit their health, productivity, entertainment, and more for a long time.