2020 can be termed as the beginning of the fourth tech revolution as it has accelerated the use of technology in day to day life. The pandemic resulting in social distancing has made technology a safe and convenient option.
These are the major sectors who technologically evolved in 2020.
The transformed working style has brought technology in the house. While the major working population is under house arrest technology has made work from home easy.
Long gone are the days of sitting in a crowded classroom and learning. Now, education is just a few clicks away. You can educate yourself anytime, anywhere and learn from whomever you want.
Virtual assistants based on artificial intelligence (AI) especially Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google assistant have captured the markets and hearts of many people. These virtual assistant software have made almost many day to day chores easy, whether it’s making a grocery list, booking a cab, phoning a friend or playing music. They can easily do it all and more.
One more benefit of positive side effects of the pandemic and smart apps. Fields like retail, insurance, health-care and banking now along with education have developed smart apps. Offering their services online.
This is the progress of tech in everyday life, but here are some advancements on a large scale.
Evolution of aerospace technologies
Mankind has made great advancements in the space sector in the past 2-3 decades. Also new private companies like SpaceX led by Elon Musk and China’s private space company LinkSpace has made remarkable progress in aerospace. It looks like with this rate of development iner-continental trips will be reduced to a duration of 20-30 mins through space.
Another brilliant plan proposed in 2020, is Starlink Broadband by Space X. The plan is to provide 5G high speed internet through launching 2,500 satellites and increasing the count up to 12000 satellites till 2023. It is all set to provide the internet globally starting from 2020.
Automated Driving Technology
Automatic Driving Cars is a hot topic in tech development. Although level 5 fully automatic driver less cars are not released yet. Research is in progress. Plus some Tesla cars provide options of autopilot on highways up-to level 2 and level 3. But the future of driving seems to be driver free.
One of the industries with highest potential of growth. Virtual reality has aided many fields including medical, space, airforce, marine, gaming, etc. According to research VR and AR( Augmented Reality) will multiply 21-folds in the next two years becoming a 15.5 billion euro industry by 2022.
These were the technological advancements that took place or initiated this year. Let us know your views and thoughts on this topic in the comment section below don’t forget to like and share.