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Technology today is evolving at such a rapid pace, enabling faster change and progress, causing an acceleration of the rate of change, until eventually it will become exponential. However, it is not only technology trends and top technologies that are evolving, a lot more has changed this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 making IT professionals realize that their role will not stay the same in the contactless world tomorrow. And an IT professional in 2020-21 will constantly be learning, unlearning and relearning (out of necessity if not desire). Follow KnowInsider to update the latest technology trends right now.

Involvement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing

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Artificial Intelligence has become a part of our daily lives. U.S. startups including Osari, Kindred and Vicarious are already using this technology for manufacturing. Every big company and organization is focusing on improving the customer experience and modernizing their business actions by using AI.

Artificial Intelligence is driven by the arrival of Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa. GAP, an apparel brand used Kindred’s Technology for automating distribution parts. For many other reasons, Artificial intelligence will have a big breakout moment in the field of manufacturing.

5G data networks

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The next technology trend that follows the IoT is 5G. Where 3G and 4G technologies have enabled us to browse the internet, use data driven services, increased bandwidths for streaming on Spotify or YouTube and so much more, 5G services are expected to revolutionize our lives. by enabling services that rely on advanced technologies like AR and VR, alongside cloud based gaming services like Google Stadia, NVidia GeForce Now and much more. It is expected to be used in factories, HD cameras that help improve safety and traffic management, smart grid control and smart retail too.

Just about every telecom company like Verizon, Tmobile, Apple, Nokia Corp, QualComm, are now working on creating 5G applications. 5G services are expected to launch worldwide in 2021 with more than 50 operators offering services in about 30 countries by the end of 2021, making it a new technology trend you must watch out for, and also save a spot in.


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Automation is at the highest peaks in latest information technologies trends. As we all know that numerous technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics and Cloud computing are also growing at a high scale. Software consulting companies such as manufacturing, software enterprises, manufacturing and banking are also going forward with the implementation of Automation.

Development of Aerospace Technologies

By 2021, there will be a massive change as aerospace advancements are developing by the big companies including Blue Origin and SpaceX. Private Enterprises and Government in Chine are doing good development in Space. LinkSpace is one of them.

Rocket Starship for using the whole vehicle body is developing by SpaceX. The major benefit of development is that the intercontinental trips may get shorten to 30-40 min through Space.

Edge Computing

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Formerly a new technology trend to watch, cloud computing has become mainstream, with major players AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform dominating the market. The adoption of cloud computing is still growing, as more and more businesses migrate to a cloud solution. But it’s no longer the emerging technology trend. Edge is.

As the quantity of data organizations are dealing with continues to increase, they have realized the shortcomings of cloud computing in some situations. Edge computing is designed to help solve some of those problems as a way to bypass the latency caused by cloud computing and getting data to a datacenter for processing. It can exist “on the edge,” if you will, closer to where computing needs to happen. For this reason, edge computing can be used to process time-sensitive data in remote locations with limited or no connectivity to a centralized location. In those situations, edge computing can act like mini datacenters.

Edge computing will increase as use of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices increases. By 2022, the global edge computing market is expected to reach $6.72 billion. And this new technology trend is only meant to grow and nothing less, creating various jobs, primarily for software engineers.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

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The next exceptional technology trend - Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), and Extended Reality (ER). VR immerses the user in an environment while AR enhances their environment. Although this technology trend has primarily been used for gaming thus far, it has also been used for training, as with VirtualShip, a simulation software used to train U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard ship captains.

In 2021, we can expect these forms of technologies being further integrated into our lives. Usually working in tandem with some of the other new technologies we’ve mentioned in this list, AR and VR have enormous potential in training, entertainment, education, marketing, and even rehabilitation after an injury. Either could be used to train doctors to do surgery, offer museum goers a deeper experience, enhance theme parks, or even enhance marketing, as with this Pepsi Max bus shelter.

Fun fact: 14 million AR and VR devices were sold in 2019. The global AR and VR market is expected to grow to $209.2 billion by 2022, only creating more opportunities in the trending technology, and welcoming more professionals ready for this game-changing field.

While some employers might look for optics as a skill-set, note that getting started in VR doesn’t require a lot of specialized knowledge - basic programming skills and a forward-thinking mindset can land a job; another reason why this new technology trend should make up to your list of lookouts!


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Cybersecurity is another latest technology in computer science.With the increase in cybercrimes, the demand of cybersecurity is also increasing. In the coming it will be one of the most popular and demanding technology in IT Technology. Research says till the time we have hackers in this world, we will have cybersecurity. As the hackers are always there and trying to perform new malicious activities so the demand of cybersecurity professional keeps on increasing.

Quantum Computing

Next remarkable technology trend is quantum computing, which is a form of computing that takes advantage of quantum phenomena like superposition and quantum entanglement. This amazing technology trend is also involved in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, and to develop potential vaccines, thanks to its ability to easily query, monitor, analyze and act on data, regardless of the source. Another field where quantum computing is finding applications is banking and finance, to manage credit risk, for high frequency trading and fraud detection.

Quantum computers are now a multitude times faster than regular computers and huge brands like Splunk, Honeywell, Microsoft, AWS, Google and many others are now involved in making innovations in the field of Quantum Computing. The revenues for the global quantum computing market are projected to surpass $2.5 billion by 2029. And to make a mark in this new trending technology, you need to have experience with quantum mechanics, linear algebra, probability, information theory, and machine learning.


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Although most people think of blockchain technology in relation to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain offers security that is useful in many other ways. In the simplest of terms, blockchain can be described as data you can only add to, not take away from or change. Hence the term “chain” because you’re making a chain of data. Not being able to change the previous blocks is what makes it so secure. In addition, blockchains are consensus-driven, so no one entity can take control of the data. With blockchain, you don’t need a trusted third-party to oversee or validate transactions.

What will change in 2021?

According to the prediction by tech experts, there will be a massive change in technology IN 2021. Many changes will be there in technology trends 2021 such as disturbances throughout our health, technology, science, culture & business sectors.

Below is a list of the top 9 latest technology trends that will dominate the world in 2021. This list is open to debate, so if you have any suggestions, add them to the comment section below, and don't forget to like, share this article with your friends and follow KnowInsider for more interesting news.

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