These tech trends will change 2020


Looking back over the past decade and see there have been a lot of advancements in technology, including Airbnb and Alexa becoming a part of everyday vocabulary.

With 2020 in full swing, let’s look at what tech trends will stand out this year and start to change the modern lifestyle.

Multi-Modal Interfaces

Interactive technology surrounds people regularly, whether they realise it or not. Virtual reality, mixed reality, and augmented reality are just a few of the examples.

The ways you converse with the digital world is changing, with a move toward a multi-sensory and multi-modal experience. Examples already being seen are wearable tech and computer sensors.

Social Gaming is Huge

If you haven’t heard of Twitch yet, it’s a huge social platform for gaming. Users there create and share gameplay via image or video, and many people watch the live gaming streams that happen daily.

Broadcasting a live gaming stream is a growing activity there that is sure to continue for males and females. If you’re a gamer who wants to get social but aren’t into Twitch, is another option for games with a community feel.

Human 2.0

Also known as human augmentation, Human 2.0 refers to the use of tech to physically augment the body. The human experience can see more enhancement in 2020 than it has already, with a previous example being a 3D-printed prosthetic.

Human 2.0 will likely become used more in the workplace to increase productivity, as well as the safety of employees. For instance, workers in the mining industry could sport wearables, so it’s clear where they are, and communication to and from mines can potentially save a miner’s life.

Growth of Automation

Automation continues to expand. Already there are robots, drones, and appliances that have AI or artificial intelligence to do the work of humans.

The sophisticated programming will extend to chatbots and virtual agents, becoming commonplace on websites that vary from retail to law services. However, that does not mean that automating tasks will wipe out human workers; it indeed has a human side.

Instead, what is more likely the case is that humans will do the upper-level tasks that require empathy and complex problem-solving not capable of machines, at least not yet. Also, humans will have to fix issues that occur with automated systems and update them as new tech comes to market.

Looking Ahead

The decade is new, and there is sure to be a lot that transpires during it. That’s especially true in the UK, where London takes third place as a tech innovation centre beside Tokyo, only behind New York and Beijing on KPMG’s prestigious annual list. This exciting news is a strong predictor of tech advancements to come within the UK, particularly in London.

As for this year 2020, many opportunities are to come, including those described above in automation, human augmentation, multi-modal experiences, and social gaming. Will you embrace these trends personally and professionally? By keeping up with the latest trends, you can grow, learn, and enjoy the advancements as they happen, marvelling at the surrounding world.