Consumer-facing technology products and applications are evolving at an unprecedented pace. Here are thirteen of the newest and most exciting products and applications to watch out for in the coming year. Each one has the potential to change the way we live our lives. Consumer-facing technology products and applications are evolving at an unprecedented pace, and in the coming year, there are thirteen exciting new products and applications to watch out for. Each has the potential to change the way we live our lives.
Many of us spend our days working on a computer, laptop, or another technological device. We return home and prepare the evening meal, often using smart appliances, before scanning social media on a tablet and watching the latest trending series on our smart TV. Of course, many people cannot imagine going anywhere without their smartphones in their purses or pocket.
We’re immersed in technology these days, and we’ve come to appreciate the convenience, reassurance, and entertainment that our tools and toys provide. So it’s always exciting to hear the latest expert perspectives on the consumer-facing technology we can expect in the coming months. The Forbes Technology Council‘s 13 members discuss a few new and upcoming technologies that may soon have more consumer applications, as well as trendy tech products they’re particularly excited about, in the video below.
1. Virtual And Augmented Realities
Virtual and augmented reality will soon make their way into more enterprise applications. Consider a doctor who can visualize and assist patients through an augmented reality experience. Consider using virtual reality to shop for your favorite clothing brand! My biggest AR accomplishment so far has been ninja-chopping boxes flying at my head while listening to a catchy Sia song, but I know we can do so much more! – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital
2. 3D Printing
I’m curious to see where 3D printing will go in the coming years! This powerful technology has numerous applications. These printers are used in healthcare, residential/commercial buildings, manufacturing, and a variety of other applications. I believe that 3D printing will benefit us all in the not-too-distant future. I believe that 3D printing will benefit us all in the not-too-distant future – Thomas Griffin, OptinMonster
3. Apple AirTag
As a frequent traveler, I love the Apple AirTag tracker. You’ve probably seen in the news recently that airlines are having problems with lost and delayed bags. I put an AirTag in my luggage and can locate it instantly—anywhere, at any time. I put an AirTag in my luggage and can locate it instantly—anywhere, at any time – Saryu Nayyar, Gurucul
4. Advanced Health Wearables
I’m very interested in advanced health wearables. Despite significant progress in recent years, I believe there is still much more to come, such as glucose monitoring for smartwatches. Of course, the software side must evolve as well, with improved artificial intelligence to analyze data and provide the best recommendations to users so that they can avoid problems and improve their health – Mohammed Cherifi, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
5. EKG And Insulin Monitors
EKG and insulin monitors that send alerts have been game-changers for me. I rely on these devices, as well as their emergency alerts because my parents live thousands of miles away. The ability to monitor your loved one’s vitals wherever they are is fantastic, but the ability to respond to those alerts immediately and get them the care they require is priceless – – Satya Jayadev, Skyworks Solutions, Inc
6. AR Glasses
Augmented reality glasses (especially if Apple develops a pair) will move AR away from marketing and entertainment and into a more practical application. AR has the potential to be even more successful than VR; the main limitation right now is hardware. Phones are difficult to use because the user must aim at what they want to interact with. This issue will be solved by AR glasses – Nik Froehlich, Saritasa
7. Programming ‘Toys’
I’m intrigued by the “toys” that bring programming out of the computer and into a more tangible, physical space. Concepts like Dynamicland demonstrate the power of computing—it turns the entire room into a computer that you can manipulate, which is much more likely to capture the attention of young children. It also makes it much easier to collaborate with others, which is essential in advanced programming – Abhinav Sharma, Insight Browser
8. Amazon Astro
The Amazon Astro is the closest thing I’ve seen to a working R2-D2. It has a long way to go before it can mimic our favorite astromech, but it will be able to patrol your home, respond to basic requests, control other devices, and even see countertops using a telescoping camera. It has the potential to be a much better assistant as a platform than one tied to a specific location – Luke Wallace, Bottle Rocket
9. AI-Generated Art
Artificial intelligence is about to drastically alter the future of art and entertainment. Today, organizations like Midjourney, an independent research lab that investigates art through the use of AI, are already producing incredibly beautiful AI-generated art that rivals the beauty of the work of today’s most talented artists – Marc Fischer, Dogtown Media LLC
Matter, an automation connectivity standard that can connect all smart home and security devices, is something I’m looking forward to. Consumers will no longer have to control each of their devices through a separate manufacturer’s app; instead, they will have a single unified system capable of connecting device to device. This will finally increase the popularity of smart home systems among the general public – Igor Khalatian, Iris Dating
11. Security Drones
A security drone, a smart drone that inspects your home and then docks for recharging, appeals to me. Put a sensor on it to detect humidity and temperature changes, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing your home is secure. Add intelligence and graphical interfaces to see and understand your trends. We value security everywhere in order to be more productive – WaiJe Coler, InfoTracer
5G will be available on all smartphones and other devices, not just the most expensive and high-end models. This means that 8K streaming, cloud gaming, and VR will have better clarity and bandwidth. All calculations will be performed remotely and delivered to consumer devices as a video feed, resulting in smaller and lighter devices – Chintan Shah, Brainvire InfoTech Inc.
13. Monetization Of Our Own Personal Data
More companies like Invisibly that allow consumers to monetize their personal data are welcome in my opinion. Large corporations make billions of dollars from customer data, either by using it to improve their services or by selling it to advertisers. Individual consumers should decide whether or not to share their data, what data they can sell, and how much they will charge for it – Konstantin Klyagin, Redwerk
Conclusion: Consumer-Facing Technology Products
These 13 new consumer-facing technology products and applications demonstrate that the technology sector is booming with innovative ideas. Each of these inventions fills a specific need in society, whether it be for entertainment, productivity, or safety. As we move further into the 21st century, it will be interesting to see what other amazing technology products are developed to make our lives easier and more enjoyable.