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Technology is moving forward once again, and 2018 is set to be the most exciting and revolutionary year yet. With that in mind, here are three tech trends to keep an eye out for in 2018.
One of the trends that you can expect to see in 2018 is more centralization. Consumers want to have all of their devices to be able to be controlled from a single point. Things like Google Home are a step in this direction, but in 2018 it will likely include integration with smart TVs, tablets, smartphone, smart speaker, home consoles and other smart appliances. Instead of needing a separate interface for each, users will be able to use a centralized and convenient way to control them all. This will include using many of the apps that are a part of their daily routine. Centralizing everything will go a long way to streamlining how smart technology works and doing so might be a step toward to the next evolution of this kind of technology in the future.
In 2017, cryptocurrency showed that it was a big deal. Cryptocurrency like BitCoin took over headlines across the internet and print and shocked people with its value and uses. In 2018 we are likely to see more cryptocurrency appearing and a rise in the number of people who use it as well as retailers accepting it. However, with the ever changing blockchain landscape, it is hard to determine exactly where cryptocurrency will be in 2018. What you can expect is for it to grow in some fashion. If the growth is anything like 2017, then expect it to be a huge increase. Cryptocurrency is something that if you don’t know anything about, then you should look into it as it won’t be going away anytime soon. You might also want to look into getting some yourself either through trading or mining and be a part of the cryptocurrency future.
VR is hardly new, but perhaps 2018 is finally its time to shine. One of the major downsides to using VR is a lack of content and uses for the concept and hardware. In 2018 all of that is going to change. The development process will finally catch up with the technology, and you are going to start to see a lot more games and other interesting software to use your VR headset for. If you don’t already have a VR headset, then the PC headsets like the Oculus Rift will likely start to go down in price as the next generation of more powerful headsets are being developed and released. This will make VR far more accessible. This means that the PlayStation VR won’t be the only ‘affordable’ VR headset on the market and this will pave the way for more users and a more active VR community. VR hasn’t had it turn in the spotlight yet, but 2018 could finally be its time to show the world exactly what it can do and why people should be excited by the concept.