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Published on October 2nd, 2015 | by Guest


Technologies which can be a trend after 2020

Since 2000 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2015, the world has witnessed a major emergence in technology dependence and the glimpse of the future provided by IT companies promises a whole new era of technological takeover of mundane to highly sophisticated activities. A host of technologies will continue to evolve while new technologies will emerge. We take a look at few technologies that will be trending in 2020.

The Cloud

As businesses are recognizing the potential of cloud, and it is perpetuating the internet to be accessible to individuals in the face of Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud, Cloud technology is yet not tapped to its full potential. There will come a time in the near future when physical storage of data and virtual data storage devices will become as obsolete as the floppy disk and the compact disk have become today. A technology called Semantic Web is under research where researchers are trying to teach computers to understand what is being searched as opposed to merely reading the keyword and displaying results.

More Mobile with everywhere computing

Sixth Sense technology that is being gradually introduced by Samsung in its high end devices, Google Glass and Apple’s iWatch are the baby step into wearables or everywhere computing. Everywhere computing will render physical handling of devices such as smartphones unnecessary with the Sensor enabled Wearable Attributes. The main features will be –

  • Round-the-clock internet connection
  • Built-in GPS
  • Hands free, voice and gesture control

By the year 2017, it is estimated 1 in 8 persons will own a tablet and mobile traffic comprises of 38% of total internet traffic. Physical devices will soon be overtaken by surface computing with the coffee table, refrigerator, mirror or desk acting as the interface.

Digital Business

Business created using digital assets and capabilities including products and services, conducted by a digital channel refer to a digital business. This will impact the workforce in a big way as machines will be performing majority of the activities. New economic models will emerge as the world will move the market online. Data management will become a pressing challenge as personal data protection will become easily accessible.

Internet of things

Internet of things refers to the connection between machines, people and business and their interactions. As majority of the people are connected to one another through machines in one way or another, new business and market models will have to be fostered. Consumer wearables will become more sophisticated and marketers will be able to capture what the user sees, hears and feels through biorhythmic response.

Sensors Around Us

We have applications in our smartphones for voice and facial recognition. Google’s Android marshmallow is coming with a finger print sensor and the technology is continuing to advance. Sensors are placed all around us waiting to capture data and apply it for research in big data, machine learning and gesture control. In the near future, passwords will become immaterial as facial recognition will become commonplace with front-facing cameras.

3D Printing

3D printer will create a life-size prototype of a design on a computer by adding layer upon layer of plastic until the object is fully formed. This not only allows designers to create a quick prototype, but it will make creating objects like prosthetics much cheaper than conventional manufacturing.

These technologies are already in the making, but there are many yet to be devised. So, 2020 technologies may not be fully envisioned yet.


About the Author:

Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and have a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training.

The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.

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