Since it’s my duty as a futurist to look forward, I cover the new tech trends that will influence our digital world over the course of the following year every year.
Which technology are most popular right now? What are the most crucial trends for which corporate executives should be ready?
- AI Everywhere
Artificial intelligence will start to exist in businesses in 2023. Any firm will be able to take advantage of no-code AI’s capacity to develop more intelligent products and services thanks to the technology’s simple drag-and-drop interfaces.
This trend is already apparent in the retail sector. Customer-specific clothing recommendations are made by Stitch Fix using AI-enabled algorithms.
In 2023, contactless, autonomous shopping and delivery will be increasingly popular.
- Elements of the Metaverse Will Materialize
The phrase “metaverse,” which I don’t particularly like, has come to stand in for a more immersive internet in which we will be able to work, play, and interact with one another on a constant platform.
According to experts, the metaverse will contribute $5 trillion to the world economy by 2030, and 2023 will be the year that determines the metaverse’s course for the following ten years.
The fields of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will develop further. The metaverse workplace is one to keep an eye on; in 2023, I think that we’ll have more immersive meeting spaces where we can collaborate, brainstorm, and create together.
- Web3 progress
Additionally, 2023 will see a huge advancement in blockchain technology as businesses produce more decentralized goods and services.
We currently store everything in the cloud, for instance, but if we decentralize data storage and encrypt that data using blockchain, not only will our information be safer, but we’ll also have creative methods to access and analyze it.
In the coming year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be easier to use and more useful. For instance, NFT concert tickets may allow you access to backstage activities and artifacts. NFTs might represent the contracts we enter into with third parties or they could be the keys we use to interact with many of the digital goods and services we purchase.
- Merging the Physical and Digital Worlds
The gap between the digital and real worlds is already starting to blur, and in 2023 this trend will only grow. This union consists of two parts: 3D printing and digital twin technologies.
Digital twins are virtual models of actual operations, goods, or processes that can be used to test novel concepts in a secure online setting. To test under every scenario without incurring the enormous expenses of real-world research, designers and engineers are adopting digital twins to replicate physical things in virtual environments. We’ll see even more digital twins in 2023, in everything from precise healthcare to machinery, autos, and factories.
- Growing Editability
In the future, we will be able to alter materials, plants, and even people to change their characteristics. We will be able to develop materials with brand-new properties like water resistance and self-healing powers thanks to nanotechnology.
Although CRISPR-Cas9 has been around for a while, gene editing technology will advance in 2023, giving humans more power to “edit nature” by changing DNA.