In the past year, various trends came and went in the blink of an eye but a number of technology-related trends emerged as some of the most exciting developments of the entirety of 2021. If you are interested in what they were and why they made such an impact on the world, continue reading to find out how technology revolutionised a wide range of global industries and sectors as well as what the future holds as we continue to capitalise on technological advancements at a seemingly unstoppable pace as we go into the new year.
If you pride yourself on keeping up to date with the latest and greatest digital trends, you are more than likely already aware of artificial intelligence and what the entire process entails. In 2021, however, it continued growing and developing as it steadily infiltrated a growing number of businesses within a wide range of global industries and sectors. It has had a particular impact on the healthcare, online gaming, and finance industries and is poised to continue doing so into the new year as artificial intelligence becomes commonplace and we adapt to an increasingly digital world.
It may not necessarily be a modern phenomenon having been launched into the public domain in 2009 but it was 2021 when cryptocurrency truly exploded into the mainstream. It is now, as a result, one of the most popular methods of paying for goods and services both offline and online as a growing number of businesses scramble to get involved with one of the past decade’s most exciting trends. In order to visualise how cryptocurrency has taken over the gaming industry within the past year, for example, comparing the tech deployed in horse racing just a number of years ago to the sophisticated tech deployed in horse racing today will enable you to determine how much of an impact it has truly had.
In 2021, hybrid working practices became the norm and, as a result, digital workspaces were adopted by a number of small businesses and global companies worldwide. It was, however, the role of collaboration software and video conferencing platforms that had the greatest impact as employees found ways to communicate with employers, clients, and fellow employees remotely in a way that worked for them. It led to digital workspaces becoming one of the largest tech trends of 2021 whilst showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. In addition, it has also led to lower operational costs for businesses and increased productivity and morale for staff.
In 2021, a number of trends may have come and gone but several technology-related trends have stood the test of time to become some of the most impactful of the entire year. It is, for example, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and digital workspaces that have revolutionised the global technology landscape during the past 12 months and are set to continue doing so as we wave goodbye to 2021 and get ready to welcome 2022.