It is obvious that technology has reached immense development speeds. It has evolved more in the last 30 years than in all of history in this aspect. For some people it is easy to remember when (not so long ago) you had to resort to envelopes, stamps and a lot of patience to send a monologue and receive another one some time later.
In the telecommunications sector, today we are able to interrupt each other by WhatsApp or Zoom with a person living in Australia who is traveling at that very moment to England. You haven't finished discovering the benefits of your smartphone when it has already become obsolete and the next model and three other more advanced competitors have come out.
In the sports sector, the field of nanotechnology has enabled balls that take longer to deflate, lighter surfboards or golf balls that resist surfaces better and avoid moving.
In the healthcare sector, technology has made it possible to integrate all the communication channels available to a patient's service, but above all, to synchronize them in order to provide unified and coherent care. Increasingly, experts seek to have updated and integrated patient data, in order to streamline care and above all to make it more reliable and empathetic. These are very important technological advances that many countries are already counting on in times of pandemic.
The internet of things is a term we have been hearing about constantly for some time now and it represents the way in which everyday things that are connected to the internet act in synergy and become an integrated whole. It is a network that interconnects physical objects through specialized hardware that allows not only connectivity to the Internet, but also schedules specific events based on the tasks that are dictated remotely. Your fridge could alert you to the inventory of products you have (or don't have) available, thus streamlining the grocery shopping process.
The blockchain is a single, consensual and distributed record in several nodes of a network. In the case of cryptocurrencies, we can think of it as the ledger where each transaction is recorded. Companies today obtain greater security and monetization of their business thanks to this data structure.
In the coming years, it is estimated that these blockchains may be applied in other sectors such as intellectual property, food security or asset management. Mainly, institutions expect to see a development in Blockchain that focuses on preventing Internet fraud and information leakage.
Virtual reality applied to the world of video games, televisions that are sharper than our own eyesight, increasingly intelligent computers and phones. The list of technological advances is endless. This speed of evolution of technologies sometimes makes us feel a little dizzy and we often ask ourselves the question "Where will we get to?”
Being prepared for the technological trends of the future is not a bad idea, on the contrary, we must develop a research attitude to know how to deal with these coming changes before they arrive and take us by surprise.
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