Life is returning to normal as Covid-19 immunizations become more widespread around the world. However, the world is no longer the same as it was before the outbreak. Customers' needs and everyday routines have changed as a result of the global crisis's long-term character. This, in turn, will alter my expectations for the globe in 2022 and beyond. Let's take a look at the top ten technological and business developments we'll see in the future year.
Expansion of 5G-6G and Satellite-Based Internet Usage Networking and Interconnectivity
As more people work from home, internet stability is more important than ever. The internet of things (IoT) is making the internet a bigger part of our lives, and advancements at all network levels will continue to fuel research and propel the internet economy ahead.
According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index estimate update for 2018, there will be 1.4 billion more internet users in 2022 than there were in 2017, with 3.4 billion. Assuming a population of eight billion by 2022, this translates to about 60% of the global population. By then, internet users are predicted to consume 4.8 zettabytes of data per year, which is 11 times more than the 437 exabytes of IP traffic created in 2012.
While 5G is still in its early stages, we should see a greater focus on 6G in 2022. In 2018, China began research into 6G. The country had launched a satellite to test terahertz signal transmission by late 2020. Huawei and ZTE were both involved in the scheme. In 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened higher frequency spectrum for experimental use, kicking off 6G research in the United States. Apple, AT&T, and Google are among the corporations that have joined the Next G Alliance, which was founded in 2020. Korea, Japan, and a few European countries have begun to seriously consider 6G, and more announcements are expected in 2022.
High-Performance Computing (HPC) Has Entered the Mainstream
I anticipate a jump in high-performance computing consumption in 2022, owing to the recent growth of big data-based research and analysis, as well as cloud-based computing. High-performance computing will become increasingly vital in a variety of applications, from drug development to cancer research to space exploration, and quantum computing technologies will need to keep up with industry demand.
Players such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alibaba have already made significant progress in the quantum computing sector. Rigetti Computing, D-Wave Systems, ColdQuanta,1QBit, Zapata Computing, and QC Ware are examples of startups that have outperformed industry expectations in terms of technology and growth.
Continued Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud Computing A.I. has become ingrained in our daily lives. As we go forward 2022, we see the application of artificial intelligence everywhere, from customization to ranking search results, recommending products, and understanding and controlling gadgets to constructing better models of the environment to automating industry.
(This is a slightly modified version of an article originally published in Financial Express. The original article can be found at https://www.inc.com/anis-uzzaman/the-top-10-technology-business-trends-of-2022.html)