Previous years have seen lots of inventions and innovations that have shaped industries. Above all, they have expanded economies as well as the frontiers of knowledge. These technological innovations that pertain to information sciences include data security, sophisticated smartphones, and artificial intelligence. They have ensured that information technology remains dynamic in every positive sense.

Trends of 2018

Even though as humans we cannot see the future, we can always deduce and estimate the exploits of last year. As a result, we’ll have an idea of what the year, 2018 holds for us especially information technology. The following are possible things or trends that are or will take center stage in the year 2018.

More Sophisticated Smartphones

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Bezel Display

The year 2018 will experience the invention of more compact mobile devices. Producing smartphones that are even smarter, not flexible but foldable. These will be far better than the bezel-less display but will become handier after being folded. This kind of invention will blaze the trail for more innovations that will blow the minds of many people.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning

Although this technology has found value in previous years, its further advancement in 2018 will have life-changing consequences. Artificial Intelligence via easy access to data algorithms. Finding expression via machine learning I’ll have an impact on how we contact people and transactions. It will take over jobs in different fields ranging from journalism to other white-collar jobs. Before choosing any future career path, looking into this massive acceleration in technology might be a wise decision.

Introducing the 5G Technology

Seeing the way people use the internet and the way consumers crave for a faster network, there is a possibility of having a system faster than 4G. It is 5G. This technology can be ten times greater than the current system. 5G will undoubtedly change our reaction to web streams, introducing the use and design of apps and devices like 5G phones. The year 2018 will have engineers, software designers and even consumers gearing up for the advent of this remarkable technology.

Augmented Reality

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Virtual Reality

Augmented reality is being embraced by the world’s biggest corporation like Google, Apple, and Facebook in previous years. This technology has entirely laid the foundation for the onset of smartphones, laptops, and game consoles that will be compatible with new technology. The year 2018 appears to be the ripe time for the proliferation of these devices and broad application of this technology.

The Blockchain Revolution

Though the blockchain technology becomes quite popular in the year 2017, it will continuously trend in the year 2018. This tech is because its other applications will become even more apparent. Apart from being a platform of the transaction for the digital currency, the decentralized nature of the blockchain technology it can continuously limit the incidence of computer hacks. With the backing of digital experts, this can change the perception and use of the internet. Therefore, it impacts the terrain of data security as data will be stored simultaneously across millions of computers.

2018 appears to be the year of many digital innovations, which provides consumers with better utility and grants tech giants a competitive advantage for maximum profitability. Even as the year is in its first quarter tech enthusiast are even more confident that these trends have started unfolding along with its numerous benefits.

Linda Rawson is the CEO, and Founder of DynaGrace Enterprises, (http://DynaGrace.com) which is a Women-Owned, Small Business. She is also the author of The Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts.

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