Digital technology has done – and is going to continue to do – so much good for the world. To begin with, the further development and consequential advancement of feats of digital technology ensures that the world’s steady shift into a digitally-dependant future remains an attainable goal. Just when it seems like we are hitting the roof of possibility with digital technology, the next extraordinary vision comes to life to remind us that there really is no limit with this tech, only opportunities to open new doors and windows. Even systems, devices, projects, and aspects of life first introduced by technology (and thus relatively new) are going through digital technology transformations.
A brilliant example of this is the increase in data storage that has been the result of increasing online presence around the world. Hosting a domain on your own can be a lot of dedication and work, and now digital technology is taking the hard work out of that too. By automating so much of the process and creating devices and systems that can house everything in the one place, it has never been easier. The same can be said for cloud storage (think iCloud, Google Drive, etc). even the digital landscape is going through further evolutions using digital technology these days. Next year, there are three advancements in digital technology set to propel the world forward ever faster.
Augmented reality (AR) is often considered to be the less cool version of virtual reality (VR). While VR is an incredible feat of digital technology brought to fruition, AR has its place. In fact, in terms of capability and genuine purpose, AR has a stronger foothold on the modern world than VR is likely to have in the very near future. Outside of the gaming universe, fully immersive reality has no real usability. AR, on the other hand, can be used in medicine to bring up charts in real time, in education to showcase tech in real time, and even in the global marketplace to give consumers the chance to see what furniture looks like in their space before buying. And that is only the humble beginnings of what is likely to be a very fruitful future for AR.
The whole point of any kind of business or industry is to create as seamless a consumer experience as possible. The healthcare industry exists to keep people healthy and help them fight diseases and symptoms. The education industry is designed to help students learn skills that can contribute to their future. Digital technology aims to improve the consumer experience tenfold, and it is already making big things happen. For any industry or business model that uses website technology to enhance their concepts, the chatbot is the obvious next step in the consumer experience. We are seeing the initial stages of chatbot implementation now, but next year the tech behind it is likely to ramp up, making the chatbot function easier, faster, and more reliable than it is even now – and that is saying something.
In essence, data is key for companies to be able to continuously make informed, intelligent decisions about products, strategies, services, and employees (among other things). Data already plays a massive role in modern society, but as the transition from minor reliance continues the ebb and flow into a digitally-focused global attitude, data must evolve and strengthen to be able to withstand the increasing demand. Companies and industries that have yet to adapt to data tech pretty much have to soon, or they run the very real risk becoming obsolete.