Even if you’re still recovering from the holidays, it’s hard to ignore that 2022 is well underway and many lists for “Trends for 2022” have been popping up left, right, and centre. Each new year brings new technology trends to the forefront that will dominate over the year, and I look forward to what each new trend will bring.
First, let’s take a look at what tech trends are being predicted for 2022 that Canadian businesses should keep their eyes on if they want to take advantage of them.
AI Assistants Stopping Writers’ Block
Well, that may be a tiny bit of a stretch, but Olga Vechtomova says that AI assistants may be able to help us unlock our artistic sides. She stresses that the idea is very early in the stages and that the aim is for AI to write pieces that spark creative imaginations, rather than completely finishing a piece.
Though for someone like me, who tries to put out riveting content that engages the mind, having a piece of AI technology help draft a piece that can spark my imagination is more than help!
I talk about this in one of my other blogs, but Blockchain is taking the Canadian tech world by storm. We all know that the more businesses use and rely on technology, the more likely they are exposed to cyberattacks. So, businesses need a new way to take care of their intellectual property and that’s where blockchain comes in.
I won’t go into more detail here about what blockchain is, but it is a growing list of cryptographically-signed, irrevocable transactional records shared by participants in a network. Blockchain technology provides an extra layer of security for digital shops at a time when eCommerce is on the rise. To get information, hackers need to hack into multiple ‘blocks’ of data, which is virtually impossible, so organizations using blockchain technology are less likely to experience data breaches.
Check out some of my old blogs if you want to learn more about how hybrid work is revolutionizing the tech industry. According to Communitech, successful companies will use hybrid work as an inflection point to reimagine how, where, and what work looks like.
Platforms have been popping up to allow hybrid employees to have the same advantages as their in-office counterparts, so they can log on to the office from anywhere in the world. Soon, employees won’t have to live in big city centres, such as Toronto and Vancouver, and smaller centres will be able to flourish with younger generations moving in and renting or purchasing homes.
Now here’s the buzzword of the moment keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. What is the Metaverse? As much as we would like it to be a Spiderman reference, it’s mainly the future of virtual and augmented reality that combines different technologies.
A new “extended reality” will blur the boundaries between physical and digital life and be the next evolution of the internet. Think of in-game purchases, where computer gamers can use real money to purchase virtual goods and services. The metaverse might offer jobs such as creating customized avatars or conducting metaverse research.
Whatever the future holds for the Metaverse, I know I’ll be keeping an eye on the fast amounts of capital it seems to be collecting between now and next year.
More tech trends are popping up around Canada, so I would suggest subscribing to some lists or an RSS feed to keep track of anything that pops up. You never know when something in the tech industry might catch your eye.
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