People often think of trends as equal to fashion. The first thing that people think of when they hear the word “trend” usually involves thin models walking down runways in weird outfits, or new color shades which might not even be part of the list of hot topics the next day.
However, in reality, that is barely the case. Trends can hold very significant importance, especially those that take too much time to make. There are people out there who are willing to spend almost all of their time, energy, and money just to set a trend.
With today’s technology witnessing great leaps and bounds in many aspects, what technology can do now has seen evolution at an immense magnitude. With all these changes in information technology coming up, here are some of the most popular trends which are driving all the breakthroughs we have today and will have in the future.
The No Touch Interface
People have been accustomed to pressing buttons in machines to make them work. We have always been accustomed to operating machines using our hands. This is exactly the reason why the no touch interface trend is seen as a revolutionary technological trend.
Expectations for computers to adapt to our needs rather than us adapting to computers has been spread widely amongst all technology users. Many companies including Microsoft and Apple have led the way towards making the no touch interface a part of daily life, with Siri and Kinect.
The technology involved in basic pattern recognition is currently in the process of evolving. With the speed of improvements that technological companies are making, people can easily expect that computer interfaces will be almost identical to humans after just ten years.
Many Aspects of Life Becoming Online
Since the early 2000s, many gamers have moved from playing against the computer to playing with other people regardless of where they are in the world in real time.
Today, gaming is not the only aspect of life that has been seen to be massively online these days. Even education and politics have gone over the virtual world. There are websites available on the internet that can connect students to other students in other parts of the world in virtual classrooms. Politicians are now engaging in online interviews and conferences through platforms such as Google Hangouts and Reddit.
Right now it can be expected that many more aspects of the real world will also have a presence in virtual reality.
Supercomputing Driven by Consumers
In the past, customers would call a customer service line, which usually came with the frustration of dealing with the automated interface that it provided. Although many people used this, it took some effort before one became accustomed to it. Now, drastic changes in information technology will pave the way for easier shopping and customer service, as consumer information will be put in databases that will then be used to assess the needs of consumers.