Technology always been one step ahead of the game. It’s what drives us forward in life by making life’s challenges easier and simpler. This year and beyond will see technology move even further forward, making the 90’s seem generations away.
Here are my top 3 trends in technology for this year and beyond….
Paying with your credit card at a point of sale or online is beginning to become a thing of the past. There are many online payment services but we will begin to see payments using many other devices and services. There have recently been services such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Using services like these with your smartphone or smart watch will soon be the norm.
With a recent technology called NFC (Near Field Communication) which is used in London’s Oyster travelcard, this technology is now moving to smartphones. Most people have a smartphone so you will be soon be making your daily online and in store purchases with your favourite smartphone.
The home is beginning to evolve from a simple place to relax and enjoy to being a tech hub of the future. Using anything electrical in your home has usually been initiated with your physical command of pressing a button or the on/off switch. With services such as Apple’s HomeKit, you will be able to use all your home’s electrical essentials with a simple tap on your smartphone.
Whether you are at out for the evening or even travelling abroad, tasks such as turning on the heating and opening the garage door will be as easy as tapping your smartphone. These day to day tasks have been simplified to make your lives easier and stress-free. Watch out! This will be a trend that will accelerate in the coming months for sure…
What is a drone? A drone can be simply described as an electronic flying device that can be used for many different uses. Parrot’s AR Drone which was released a few years ago was initially a game play device that enables you to use your smartphone to fly the drone as part of an interactive game. We are now seeing drones being used in many different ways.
Companies such as Amazon and Facebook have been testing drones on how to improve and deliver services to people much faster. Amazon will be using drones to make quicker deliveries to homes, and Facebook hopes to deliver internet services to areas of the world where the web isn’t easily accessible. This is also a much cheaper and efficient way of providing these services to its users. This trend is for sure to take off, so keep looking up and see if you can spot a flying drone in the near future…
Any other tech trends you think will take off this year and beyond? Let me know in the comments below…