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Let's talk about the top 10 technology trends for 2023 that you should definitely be paying attention to this year!

With each passing year, the world of technology seems to go through a paradigm shift, with subsequent iterations and innovations completely changing the course of how we interact with the world around us.

So, we’re going to talk about the top 10 technology trends for 2023 that you should definitely be paying attention to this year!

1. The Metaverse Will Be The Place To Be

We’ve already seen virtual concerts being conducted and brands participating in the Metaverse in 2022. However, with the Metaverse expecting to add $5 trillion to the global economy, 2023 (and all subsequent years for that matter) will pave the way for this new emerging technology.

This year, we’re expecting companies to incline towards both AR and VR, especially with companies such as Meta reducing the barrier-to-entry of VR at least in terms of hardware. Moreover, Metaverse platforms such as Roblox and Fortnite can expect more brands to enter into the fold and use these avenues as mediums for advertising.

Lastly, the Metaverse will also go through rapid advancement in terms of advanced avatar generation amongst other prospected features this year due to the rapid maturation of AI. This also includes the culmination of virtual workspaces within Metaverse platforms where meetings and board discussions can collaboratively be held online.

2. The Normalization of Artificial Intelligence

At the tail end of 2022, the general public was introduced to ChatGPT. An intelligent chatbot based on GPT-3 that’s impressively conscious. From being able to draft comprehensive emails to being able to code in every language, AI is now being used practically by millions worldwide.

With the wide assimilation of such an accessible AI platform, we’ll see AI integrated into our day-to-day lives. Perhaps most importantly, we’ll see the normalization of AI being used to assist professionals, ranging from artists, and programmers to business leaders and experts.

3. Work Culture Shifts Online

The impact of COVID-19 can still be seen worldwide. With the professional world almost entirely shifting online, it was clear that not every job needed to be done in a physical location. This led to multiple companies adopting a hybrid or a completely work-from-home culture.

With the integration of the Metaverse, 2023 expects to have more enterprises shift towards creating offices in the Metaverse. For instance, Japanese company FORUM8 has already shown its arsenal of hardware solutions that will let companies establish their virtual offices in the Metaverse, significantly reducing costs.

4. Robots Will Appear Less Robotic

Tesla’s AI Day, held in September of last year had Elon Musk reveal humanoid robot prototypes that mimicked daily tasks from being able to water tasks to lifting a few objects. 

While these may not be inside your home this year, they certainly will go through multiple rounds of improvements with companies such as Boston Dynamics’s Atlas line of humanoid robots also performing technically impressive feats.

5. Web3 Will Keep Progressing

Currently, most of the information stored on the internet is present on cloud servers, physically located in servers primarily owned by Amazon or Microsoft. With advancements in Web3, we’re expecting more of our information to be stored in the Blockchain, leading it to be decentralized and encrypted.

With our data now being much safer, we’ll also be able to create more user-tailored experiences with the help of AI and ML to accommodate growing differences in user interests. In essence, websites, and applications will be able to provide you with a more personalized experience.

6. Tech Upgrades Will Be Less Likely

The phones of today are substantially more powerful than the laptops of yesterday. All our gadgets have certainly seen an increase in processing power and overall performance! However, our needs, in terms of software, have remained relatively similar.

Therefore, we’re expecting a decline in overall smartphone and PC sales as consumers tend to splurge less on the latest and greatest considering the fact that there’s nothing revolutionary in them.

7. Advertising Will Shift Towards The Metaverse

Traditional advertising simply doesn’t cut it when it comes to grabbing the attention of Gen-Z. Therefore, we’re expecting more brands to shift towards alternative methods of advertisement. 

These will primarily include sponsorships and integrations with various Metaverse platforms that’ll help create an interactive user experience with brand ideologies and messaging inoculated within these virtual spaces. 

8. Cyber Threats Will Increase

With world governments now entirely digital and all our consumer information now present on cloud servers, cyber attacks and threats will be more prevalent in the years to come now than ever before!

Therefore, consumers will need to be educated on proper security practices so that their data is safe. Moreover, companies and enterprises will also need to switch to more secure platforms, such as the Blockchain to ensure their data remains protected and is free from any nefarious attacks.

9. Course Based Learning Will Accelerate

Traditional methods of education are now seemingly being outpaced by the rapid growth of technology. The advancement of AI, the Blockchain, and the Metaverse has allowed for the creation of new employment opportunities that traditional institutions cannot fill.

This is why self-learning and course-based education, which tend to retain their relevance with the rapidly expanding tech of today, will turn into a preferred method of learning for aspiring individuals who wish to maintain technical education in these domains.

10. A Majority Of The World Will Use The Internet

With a growth rate of about 6% this year, the number of internet users globally will reach up to 5.4 billion. This means that a majority of the global population will now have access to the internet in some capacity.

With the advent of the Metaverse, we’re expecting to see regions and cultures connect in virtual spaces now more than ever before. This will lead to a revolutionary era of globalization leading to a more prosperous age for all of humanity.