2021 will have plenty of technology trends: Blocking chain for cryptocurrency, AI, and robotics. There will be an increase in wearable popularity and making payments through wearables.
What technology is coming in 2021?
2020 was an outstanding year in terms of technological improvements. It is expected for its successor to follow in the footsteps and come forward with some amazing new tech. The trends and technology expected in 2021 might change the way we communicate with the world around us and how we live our lives.
Here are some of the biggest technological changes and advances we will see in 2021:
2020 saw some use for this tech, it is expected for 2021 to enhance user experience and truly connect it with consumer items and devices. Most think blockchain technology is only related to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, it also offers security in many useful other ways.
Simply put, blockchain can be described as data you can only add to, not take away or change. This technology has the potential to be a game-changer, in terms of Internet security and identity theft prevention. As the term expresses, it is a “chain of data”. This technology means there won’t be a need for a third-party to oversee or validate the transactions.
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI):
AI has been around for years and serves as the epitome of technological realization, and it’s to this day a sort of chimera. Many advances have been done, but none to the point where any AI is comparable to human intelligence.
The main advance related to AI is in using it to discriminate against large pools of data. Any device using AI will have at its disposal an enormous knowledge from the world wide web. And its computing power will make the selection and processing of data many times faster than any human could accomplish.
The main uses will be related to health care, making the process of creating medicine much faster. When AI gets integrated into smart devices, it can not only improve the user service but our life quality.
3. Robotics, Drones and Vehicle Automation
Tesla is one of the firsts to make the self-driving car dream a reality. While it is still far from a perfect vehicle and tech, 2021 will bring many improvements. These advances will mean that the tech can be used in more vehicles like public transportations, and deliveries.
The covid-19 is still out there and many doctors have been fighting in the front line of epidemic prevention. Many of them even lost their lives to the pandemic. That is when robots designed for health care and the living sector will come in handy. It is expected that 2021 will bring forth some awesome robotic models urged by the current need for health workers and helpers.
Drones are being used by the military for certain tasks. Some inventive people have also made use of them for the purpose of delivering small items. Yet, 2021 will see a roaring number of sturdy drones built for the purpose of delivering medicines and basic life needed items such as food.
Wearables to be released in 2021:
- Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Sports Edition: Sports watch, to be released globally in 2021.
- Wyze Watch: Expected for February 2021, budget sports watch.
- TicWatch Pro 3 LTE: One of the standout watches of 2020, will be available globally in 2021.
- Amazfit GTS 2 Mini: To be globally available in 2021.
- Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite: The sports watch is available only in China and India at the moment, it will be globally released in 2021.
- Amazfit Pop/Pop Pro and Amazfit Bip U: Only for sale in China, worldwide availability in 2021.
- ZTE Watch Live: Cheap, long-lasting battery, and resilient, this smartwatch will go live in 2021 globally.
- Zepp Z Titanium with ECG: This more luxurious watch offers medical-grade readings, and it’s expected to go live in 2021.
- Huawei Watch GT 2 Porsche Design: On sale in the US. This high-end smartwatch speaks of luxury and quality. It will be available globally in 2021.
- Alpina X Alive Smartwatch: Only available in Switzerland. This Swiss watch format has plenty of useful features for 21s century men and women.
Future of wearables
Wearable technology has swarmed our lives for the last five years. We use them for our daily lives, like receiving calls, checking our pulse, doing sports, and tracking our health. It is expected that the already multimillion-dollar market doubles its earnings by the end of 2021.
The companies making wearables have been including new features into their devices, trying to stand out from their competition. We have Peloton and its at-home workout feature, which has leaderboards and ranks. Apple is set to debut its first augmented reality headset in 2021, in an attempt to replace pocket phones with a piece of glass.
Paying with wearables
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are the technologies that will make and update the payment forms. We already use our phones and cards to pay. Soon, paying from our smartwatch will be a daily occurrence.
Most current companies either have their larger assets under digital management or are planning to go that route. And, the consumer is always attempting to live a simpler life. The natural path will be to simplify transactions as much as possible.
Paying and getting paid from a swing of our wrist is a future that could be a reality in 2021.
The Bottom Line
It’s easy to conclude that 2021 will be a great year for technology in general. One of the techs that will see a rise in wearables, such as smartwatches. There are rumors of newer devices coming into the market, such as smart rings and smart glasses. But, we still need some time to truly see what will be off next year.