We are living in an industrial revolution that is pushing our world into a new era: that of mobility. Everything around us is becoming fluid and mobile, and we are less and less anchored to the workplaces and machines that, until yesterday, were the usual scenario of our nine-to-five days.
Trend 1: computers that follow us
As we'll see, we've examined the panorama of the trends that are most in vogue at the moment, and we've selected four of the most unmissable and that, in our opinion, tell how our world has already changed.
While until yesterday we were forced to use heavy desktop computers, today laptops are the best-selling PCs, not to mention our smartphones - real micro-computers with a screen optimized to perform specific functions, both work and entertainment. Entire sectors have moved online, accessible through these small, powerful devices; for example about online gambling, where through a mobile device, you can play the best slots of the market, when and how you want, play a few hands of poker or pit your wits against the blackjack dealer seven days a week.
And this is just one of the fields of application of this technology since computers are also on our wrists, in cars, our homes, and even household appliances, with processing powers that were virtually impossible to achieve ten years ago.
Trend 2: ubiquitous connectivity
It would serve little purpose if all these computers and electronic systems were disconnected from each other. But today, the internet is a great unifying force - and thanks to improvements in telecommunications, all these systems talk to each other. The Internet of Things (IoT) connects our home applications to help us optimize our homes and our lives.
Tomorrow, this invisible network will continue to expand with the inclusion of new devices designed to add services and applications. As a result, everything will become "smart," from our homes to workplaces to entire cities, and everything will be integrated with systems to receive and transmit massive amounts of data.
Trend 3: A world of data
All this system growth translates into exponential growth in the data produced to manage and use them. And through analytics and assessments of these great masses of data, the entire future of business will be based. By cross-referencing this data, we will be able to have more secure systems, more reliable machines, better services, and less bureaucracy for citizens.
The data analysis will be instrumental to address practical problems, like climate change and optimizing crop production. And alongside the data, not only new professions are born and developed, but even new industries. All professions that involve data analysis and security are becoming central to this new digital world and will be increasingly so in the years to come.
Trend 4: The Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Machines seem to be tailor-made for specific applications, and cross-referencing data is one of their specialties. That's why the development of Artificial Intelligence systems is one of the consequences of this continuous "datification" of our world. Sophisticated algorithms based on fuzzy logic work alongside flesh-and-blood researchers to develop far-reaching predictions to make the collected data tell a story.
This means that more and more businesses will report advanced CRM systems that will allow them to relate in the best way to their customers, proposing the most appropriate products and services based on their profiles.
These are just a few notes that allow us to glance at the world that awaits us but that we are already living in today since these processes have already begun. The miniaturization and integration phase of these processes will still be long and will surely preserve some surprises, but we are sure that by now, it is just a matter of waiting: the way is already traced.