The next 10 years will be full of breakthroughs, as technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence become their own. But which will have the biggest impact on our daily lives? The following list of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2022 and how they’ll impact your life can help you prepare for the technology landscape of tomorrow.
1) Intelligent Bots
You may be wondering what the top technologies are in 2022 and how they will impact your life. Well, to find out, you need to know about edge computing, robotic process automation, intelligent bots (RPA), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and the Internet of Things (IoT). RPA is a software tool that allows digital technology such as computer programs or smart robots to do tasks like data entry, customer service, or any other repetitive work. In essence, it is a solution for reducing the costs associated with back-office operations by moving them into an automated system that can identify opportunities for cost savings. Robots who use RPA can automatically scan all of their systems, regardless of where they reside – whether onsite, in remote locations, or even distributed throughout networks – to detect errors and take action automatically when necessary. Robotic Process Automation can also be integrated with cognitive tools so that robots have a better understanding of situations where judgment has to be exercised.
2) Embedded Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is the fastest-growing technology in recent history, with so many applications it’s hard to list them all. And one emerging trend that will impact the world is Edge Computing, which allows data to be processed on or near the device where it originated instead of being sent back to a central processing hub for remote analysis. This means faster data processing, less power consumption, and better security, among other benefits.
Edge computing has led to Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which is also getting a lot of attention from tech enthusiasts who see it as a tool for improving efficiency by performing repetitive tasks at speed with precision and accuracy – think about typing information into a spreadsheet or signing off on routine paperwork that needs approval.
3) Space Travel
We are entering a new era in space exploration, which is much like the period after World War II when there was a big boom in aviation. – Elon Musk
Imagine being able to take a trip to outer space without having to spend years of your life training for it, or even worse, risking your life. This is not only possible but will soon be available for everyone to enjoy as Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson predicts that space tourism will become commonplace.
With safety standards being improved on the ISS (International Space Station) and private companies like SpaceX aiming for cheaper alternatives for transport into space, it seems that we are well on our way to leaving Earth’s atmosphere on an adventure that would have once been reserved only for astronauts or those with deep pockets.
4) Artificial Intelligence
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated and widespread, it will have a significant impact on how we work, how we relate to each other, what professions will exist in the future, and even what people believe about themselves.
A world dominated by artificial intelligence will be far different than our own: It may be one where humans are seen as a burden rather than a benefit to society. But this is not the only possible future for AI; many tech visionaries argue that the benefits of AI could outweigh its drawbacks if used responsibly in tandem with human intelligence to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.
5) Printable Electronics
Printable electronics is a relatively new technology that’s going to have a huge impact on how we manufacture products in the future. It’s one of the fastest-growing industries, with an estimated global market size of $1 trillion by 2020.
6) Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, with improvements in both hardware (headsets) and software (more immersive experiences). With a headset, you can visit any location on Earth in 3D, take a ride on Space Mountain, or explore the Great Barrier Reef with the touch of a button. Gone are the days when we had to wait for someone to develop an app; now we can choose from thousands of apps that have been developed specifically for VR headsets. In 2022, VR will be widely used across all industries – from healthcare to tourism – as well as at home for entertainment purposes.
7) Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology is a new way to keep track of transactions through a peer-to-peer network. It’s more secure than other methods because the blockchain is distributed across multiple computers in different locations, so there’s no single point that can be attacked by hackers. And because it’s open source, nobody owns it (or can control it). Plus, blockchain technology makes it easier to transfer money securely over long distances without having to go through a financial institution like a bank; this could make international money transfers or wire payments obsolete in the coming years.
8) CRISPR Gene Editing Technology
CRISPR is a tool for editing DNA, the genetic material inside cells. CRISPR can be programmed to find and cut pieces of DNA that code for a specific trait, like blue eyes or curly hair. It then uses the cell’s natural process for repairing broken strands to make those cuts permanent, with no risk of cutting the wrong piece of DNA. Scientists have used CRISPR to edit genes in mice, zebrafish, and other animals in ways that could one day lead to cures for human diseases such as diabetes or cancer by precisely targeting harmful mutations.
9) Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is the next technological step and can be considered the opposite of a traditional computer. Quantum computers work with quantum bits (or qubits), which are essentially strings that have both a 0 or 1 state at any given time, rather than only one or the other at any given time. This concept creates something called superposition, meaning that all possible states are active at once, so it’s theoretically possible for them to explore more options in less time than traditional computers. One day, quantum computing could replace traditional computers as we know them today because quantum computers are capable of solving problems—like modeling chemical interactions or understanding the human genome—that would take years for a traditional computer to solve.
10) Programmable Matter
Programmable Matter is the idea that any matter can be programmed to behave differently depending on your needs. Imagine a desk where you could change its color or shape with the click of a button, or how about a toy that you could program to interact with your children at different levels? With advancements in 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and robotics, it’s no surprise that this is one of the top technologies on the horizon for 2022!
By Parag Ferdus | CEO Founder Habitable Solution