5 Tech Trends To Watch In 2021

There were a handful of challenges in the tech world because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Remote work and learning, online collaboration, video teleconferencing, and virtual healthcare to name a few saw more demand than ever. While we do not know when things will go “back to normal”, we should continue to think the tech world will be challenged further in 2021. Innovation & Tech writer Ashley Finnstrom shares 5 tech trends that we should keep an eye on in the coming year.

Quantum Computing – The use of quantum computers has grown during COVID-19, helping the manufacturing industry more accurately determine supply and demand on important products as well as anticipating trends.

Connected Healthcare – The need for telemedicine is growing as the pandemic requires innovative solutions to manage and monitor patient conditions from home.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Heading into 2020, AI was taking over innovation for marketing and data analysis. Focus on other industries has introduced the next wave of artificial intelligence, Natural Language Understanding (NLU).

Cryptocurrency – Decentralized finance (DeFi) refers to an open financial system outside the government’s reach utilizing cryptocurrency or altcoin. The rise of cryptocurrency has led to traditional companies Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and even JP Morgan contributing banking systems and services to the growing trade.

5G Devices – 5G got off to a slow start in 2020 after the pandemic brought phone sales to a near halt. With consumers getting back to normal, industry leaders expect 5G devices to thrive. 2021 will bring more affordable prices, compatibility, and a further crossover into IOS hardware.

As we continue to face the unknown with this global pandemic, we can at least expect the tech world to continue to adapt and make our lives as connected as possible.


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