Top Tech Trends To Look Out For In 2018
Just when you thought technology couldn’t get any better, 2018 will see some vast improvements and new tech that will take us right into the future. Everything from using facial recognition as an added security measure, to cities that will receive an intelligence makeover, 2018 is going to be a big year for tech.
Here are the top tech trends to look out for in 2018:
Faster Than A Speeding Bullet, It’s 5g!
Forget about 3G and LTE, 5G is going to revolutionize download speeds. The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon rely on 5G because it promises multigigabit downloading at speeds unimaginable. Plus, 5G will be available at some point in 2018 for our phones, TVs, tablets and other devices making downloading content (movies, TV shows, music) faster than ever. Imaging downloading a two-hour movie in under five seconds? That’s the possibility of 5G.
Sensing Your Health
Health sensors will be big news in 2018. Let’s say you have problems sleeping. Instead of going to a sleep clinic, you simply attach a sensor to your body and your doctor can monitor you without being in the room. This form of wearable tech gives you and your physician the opportunity to jointly monitor your health by transmitting data and information like your heart rate, cholesterol levels etc., directly to your doctor.
Charging Through The Air
2018 will bring wireless charging to the masses. Power chords and docks will become obsolete as chargers will be able to send electricity through air waves. You’ll never have to worry about plugging in your phone again.
Cars Are Getting Even Smarter
Driverless cars. Check. But what’s next? 2018 will bring with it technological advancements to the automotive industry. It’s all about the driving experience in which all cars will include voice command, rear cameras, and even integration with Amazon’s Alexa and other digital assistants.
Smart Cities Are Coming
Looking for parking can be extremely annoying, especially when you’re in a rush, but when smart cities come into being, that will change. In 2018 many cities will add sensor technology to infrastructures that affect public safety and health. Besides knowing where all the free parking spots are, smart cities will allow you to see where there’s traffic, construction, accidents and give you the option to connect in real-time with city officials.
If we look to the iPhone X, we’ll see what 2018 has in store for us in terms of facial recognition. Instead of unlocking your devices with a passcode or fingerprint touch, you’ll be able to scan your face. Facial recognition technology is going mainstream and it will bring with it an added layer of security for our mobile devices.