As a futurist, every year, I look ahead and predict the key tech trends that will shape the next few months. There are so many innovations and breakthroughs happening right now, and I can't wait to see how they help to transform business and society in 2022. Let's take a look at my list of key tech trends that everyone should be ready for, starting today. Computing power will continue to explode in 2022. We now have considerably better cloud infrastructure, and many businesses are re-platforming to the cloud.
What makes the fourth industrial revolution so different from previous industrial revolutions is the convergence and interaction between multiple technology trends at once. In this article, I list the ten major technology trends that are driving the fourth industrial revolution – trends that I believe will forever alter how we do business and live our lives. As processing power has increased and the size of computer microchips has shrunk, we've quickly become used to computers and devices getting smaller, lighter, cheaper, more powerful, and more ubiquitous. Looking ahead, probably the next big leap in computing power will come from quantum computers – computers that are so fast and powerful, they could be used to complete new, previously impossible tasks that traditional computers aren't capable of. The IoT refers to the increasing number of intelligent, connected devices and objects that are capable of gathering and transmitting data.
We have never lived in a world of faster and more wide-reaching technology innovations. Our jobs, businesses, and how we operate as societies are being transformed by technology, and the current global pandemic is only fast-tracking the digital transformation. With this post, I want to delve into the top 10 tech trends that are driving the 4th Industrial Revolution, and that will define the next decade. What it is: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning refer to the ability of machines to learn and act intelligently--meaning they can make decisions, carry out tasks and even predict future outcomes based on what they learn from the data. I believe AI will transform our world and how we live in it.
We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there's no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advances. In this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s. The increasing ability of machines to learn and act intelligently will absolutely transform our world. It is also the driving force behind many of the other trends on this list. This refers to the ever-growing number of "smart" devices and objects that are connected to the internet.