The CES, Gitex, ITExpo, Techspo, and the Mobile World Congress events shall announce and portend the unveilings and announcements for technological products soon to come.
Artificial Intelligence: Josh Crandall, principal analyst at Netpop Research and Greg Sterling, vice president of strategy and insights at the Local Search Association, predict machine learning and artificial intelligence impacting manual processes apart from digital media and online marketing in 2018.
Mobile Phones: As opined by Steve Blum, principal analyst at Tellus Venture Associates, 2018 shall witness the growth of the mobile video market, and the end of Net neutrality shall turn the smartphone into the prime focus of consumer electronics. Purtilo expresses how convergence can encourage designing of products that combine the functionality of many smaller apps and decrease build costs as well.
Cryptocurrency: As per Jim Purtilo, associate professor in the computer science department at the University of Maryland, people investing in cryptocurrency are in for a phase of disillusionment because in spite of the presence of around 1200 digital currency products in the market, people lack full-fledged knowledge about digital money. Cryptocurrency’s algorithms are deemed promising and its traceability may not discourage intent investors.
Wearables: As per Julie Sylvester, a producer at Living in Digital Times, trendy and easy-to-use form factor, enhanced battery life, and sustainability will promote the adoption of wearables in 2018. Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times predicts further adoption of wearables at workplaces and exploration of haptics and brain stimulators, as well as bioengineered materials for circuits.
Facial Recognition: Futurist Michael Rogers predicts that even though facial recognition technology may be utilized in cash registers, home security systems, ATMs, and smart signs, it shall also result in significant loss of privacy.