Technology has been advancing at a breakneck speed and keeping up can sometimes be a challenge. An exciting innovation in technology is always going to be a time for reflection. If the last couple of years are anything to go by, we are in for an amazing ride in 2019. The innovations in technology can practically be felt in almost every field. It doesn’t matter if it is business or engineering, there will always be a need for innovative technologies.

Artificial Intelligence

You’ve probably heard the term being used a lot with technology enthusiasts. AI has the potential to alter reality as we know it. 2017 saw the rapid advancement in the technology with more companies adopting it into their own workflows and processes. AI is applicable in almost any industry you can imagine. There are so people who don’t think AI will affect their daily lives in the future but that is far from the case.

Autonomous transportation is already here with us. Companies like Tesla and Google have successfully tested the technology and it won’t be long before we can buy fully autonomous vehicles. There some vehicles that offer semi-autonomous driving.

Artificial intelligence can also be beneficial in fighting climate change. Machines generally have better access to data compared to humans and compute in record-breaking speeds which would have taken us years.  AI uses big data to identify trends and suggest solutions. The solution could be a computation on the kind of solar panel to use in a given area given the data on solar power production.

Mixed Reality

You can’t talk about the future of technology without mentioning virtual reality. You’ve probably never heard of the term mixed reality but you’re familiar with AR and VR. Mixed reality or sometimes called Hybrid reality is a combination of the two. The users get fully immersed in the experience through the use of sensors and advanced optics which takes computing to another level. When it is just AR and VR separately, there is a restriction on the senses because it is based on sight and sound. Mixed reality is a different ball game together because there is the option of smell and touch which can look like an impossible reality.

Quantum Computing

Humans have come a long way since the first man landed on the moon. The code was all written by hand and sometimes the computation was done by humans because the computers at that time were not as advanced. Quantum computing is all about conquering the unthinkable. Computing power is done on a massive scale. It is estimated that humans create more data in a year compared to all the previous years combined.

Computing such big data could have been a challenge if it were not for the advancements in technology. The technology borrows heavily from quantum physics when it comes to its application. In the 2018 CES, Intel hinted about producing the 49-qubit quantum computing chip. You can just imagine the possibilities if this tech could be made available to consumers.

5G

People are still getting used to the idea of 4G but 5G is on another level on its own. With 5G, we can expect to get the fastest internet ever. It is estimated to be 10 times faster than the 4G network. The network is going to change the way we send and consume content online. We already have decent speeds currently and one is only left to imagine the possibilities with a 5G network. Telecom leaders are already working tirelessly to make the technology a reality and 2019 could be the year that major announcements on the possibilities are made.

Personalized Healthcare

This is also based on Big Data. Consumers are able to make health decisions based on the data collected from their medical history. Healthcare professionals are also in a better position to know their patient’s health status given the data that is available. Diseases can be detected early before things get out of hand.

Jeremy is a tech and business writer from Simi Valley, CA. He’s worked for Adobe, Google, and himself. He lives for success stories, and hopes to be one someday.hat it brings to your business as a whole.