The main trend of 2021 in the development of technology
The post-coronavirus world will no longer be the same: the crisis is over, and consumers and business models have changed. People are already used to digital and remote access. Digital nomads, philanthropy and sustainability will be the main themes of 2021. People’s experiences during the pandemic will lead to rapid changes in technology and business in general.
In 2021 Elon Musk plans to build a system of high-speed transport tunnels across America and to launch a project to install solar roofs that will generate energy. Companies from various countries are developing flying cars and preparing them for market launch in the coming months. The plans are Napoleonic, but let’s focus on the near future.
Mankind has been on its way to digitalization for a long time, but the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development of this trend. According to RBC, 25 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2021. This leads to the development of the concept of digital first, in which every business should be maximized in the electronic environment.
One of the most interesting trends in the AI field is formative artificial intelligence. This type of AI absorbs information from different sources and uses it to create new content — even software code. This area includes the generation of content, such as music, images, or videos. Formative AI already now, in its initial stage of development, brings notable benefits: it analyzes factors that a person may overlook and is capable of self-learning. For example, it designs models of prostheses for printing on 3D printers and even DNA molecules for genetic engineering tasks.
It’s hard to predict exactly where technology development will take us in 2021 and what tests could slow it down. Regardless, the current developments already allow us to create things we could only dream of before.