Extras: New Computer Technologies That Will Appear in 2021

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by Aveline MacQuoid on June 7, 2021

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New Computer Technologies That Will Appear in 2021

The rapid change in technology also affects consumer needs and may even cause them to change completely. It seems that new lifestyles and habits that emerged with the effect of the pandemic in 2020 will also affect the technological developments in 2021. For example, thanks to faster internet and more powerful hardware, we can now play games such as the Wild Life slot on any device we want, at any time. So, what were the other technological developments that emerged in 2021, and what other innovations are expected before this year ends? Below we answer this question for you.

5G Technology

One of the biggest developments in 2020-2021 was in the field of remote work and remote education. We will see that this model will continue after 2021, and in parallel, the number and quality of computers, video conferencing tools, and software within this scope will increase. The demand for video conferencing devices that provide higher resolution video and audio calls will also increase. Likewise, remote education will continue to be a part of the education system, and we will witness innovations in the technologies connected to it. Parallel to this education and working model, the most prominent trend will be the widespread use of broadband 5G infrastructure. We will encounter the advantages of faster internet in all areas of our lives. Thanks to 5G technology, smart systems such as cars and household goods will be able to be connected to each other, thus making it easier to integrate all devices. Except for Lithuania, Portugal, and Malta, all European countries have transitioned to 5G technology, and many are expected to do the same before 2021 ends.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

In fact, we have been using artificial intelligence applications for a long time. Assistants on your mobile phones (Siri, for example) are among the simple examples of what they can do. People are becoming more and more dependent on digital assistants like Siri, and the increasing frequency of use also helps this technology develop. Thanks to a technique called Machine Learning, the more we use these services, the more easily they understand what we want. More importantly, they can personalize the services offered. In late 2021 and in the years to come, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies will be used more and more often, but don’t worry: “Terminator” robots won’t appear. Instead, this technology will provide guidance on how to use resources more efficiently. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can predict when demand for services such as hospitals will increase by analyzing human behaviour and creating individual models. It is estimated that these technologies will replace 7% of jobs in the United States by 2025. However, this is not a negative situation as the same technologies are also expected to create 8.9 million new jobs.

Edge Computing

Edge computing, which emerged as a concept in 2015, started to gain importance in 2020 & 2021 and is expected to reach a market size of 6.72 billion dollars in 2022. This is an extremely exciting technology because it aims to completely eliminate the “lag” problem and turn the whole world into a huge network. To put it simply, cloud computing used by technology giants today has some disadvantages. This technology uses classic server farms and whether you will experience lag problems depends on how close you are to these farms. For example, while a user in Europe can play games with a maximum delay of 5-6 ms, this figure can increase to 200-300 ms for a user in Australia. Opening more server farms is not a real solution as there will always be places far away from them. But edge computing can be a solution. This technology enables every user to access cloud computing using “nodes” and use the internet with zero lag wherever they are in the world. Devices used as nodes can be anything that falls under the scope of IoT. Even the smart refrigerator in your home can do this job. When this technology comes into play, every user will be able to benefit from “servers” (nodes) located just a few blocks from their location, and these servers will be any smart device that can connect to the internet.

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Both technologies have been around for a long time, but both their frequency of use and the features they offer peaked in 2021. Since most people had to stay at home, they took advantage of the features offered by VR and AR technologies and freed themselves in virtual worlds. VR technology uses glasses with high-resolution screens. AR technology, on the other hand, can add virtual elements to real images and work on mobile phones. These are not just entertainment technologies: they are also used in fields such as health and education. We anticipate that this situation will continue in 2022 and that both sectors will grow at a record rate.

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