What trends will shape the future of tech over the next few years? It’s an interesting question and one that might not be as impossible to predict as it first seems. If you want to know where tech is heading, look at where it is right now and what areas the major tech giants are showing interest in. Let’s start by thinking about AR.
Augmented Reality Is The Future
It might not seem like it but augmented reality is going to play a major part in the future of tech over the next few years. If you want proof of this just look at the iPhone X. The software this new phone uses that Apple are describing as the next step in technology is focused around the concept of AR technology and how to ensure that app developers can use it effectively. Apple essentially wants AR to be a given when you download tech and this makes a lot of sense. Particularly for marketing and sales. AR would allow you to see a product in the real world. Imagine buying a sofa on an app and being able to make sure it fitted into your room with the click of a button. This is exactly the type of capability that AR tech now has and other companies are sure to want to push the possibilities. Right now, AR tech is mainly based on phones. If you look at a site like laptop.review you’ll see that very few laptops support AR. Could that change in the next few years? We wouldn’t bet money against it.
After Pokemon Go was so successful, Sony, Apple, and Microsoft all announced they were toying with their own ultimate entertainment AR app. It will be interesting to see what comes of this but AR is definitely here to stay for now.
A Return To 3D?
For now, it’s important to explore the possible return of 3D in 2019. It was arguably James Cameron who brought 3D crashing back into the public spotlight with Avatar. Now, he plans on introducing glasses free 3D when he finally releases the sequels one year after another a couple years from now. If he succeeds, you can bet 3D will be back without those pesky glasses. If we’ve learned one thing over the years, it’s that you don’t bet against James Cameron.
The End Of Cinema
Believe it or not, you probably will see the end or at least a radical change in cinema in your lifetime, and it won’t be due to piracy. Piracy isn’t as greater issue as the film industry would have you believe. The fact is that people just don’t need cinema or hard discs anymore. They can have a far more enjoyable experience in their own home watching content that is pretty close to a cinematic experience.
Just look at the popularity of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Netflix original content. In a couple of years WB, CBS, Disney and Apple all plan on introducing their own home content. This will no doubt lead to a massive decrease in interest for cinema experiences unless they can bring something new to the table. Something that you can’t get in your own home. At the minute, there’s nothing like this on the market and a big screen just isn’t drawing in the crowds anymore.
These are are some of the changes you can expect to see in tech over the next few years. There are many more and you should definitely expect AI to be more involved in your life over the next couple of years.
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