Technology keeps evolving as breakthroughs are made in various areas to make life easy on people. They propel us into the future with transformations that impact a wide range of industries across the globe. The hottest technologies coming in 2019 include:
1. Blockchain: You may be familiar with cryptocurrencies but that is just a part of what is achievable using blockchain technology. Since blockchains are consensus-driven, it offers users a high level of security which can be applied in many ways. This technology is growing fast and offers job opportunities for software engineers, blockchain developers, project managers, consultants among others. Blockchain technology is great because it helps with the protection of assets in addition to improving the global supply chain.
2. Artificial Intelligence: This technology will continue to improve following the role it plays in our lives from work to play and how we live in general. The use of computer systems to mimic human intelligence has made the performance of tasks such as decision-making and recognition of images faster and more accurate. Automation, as this technology is also known, may have cost lots of people their jobs, however, it is estimated to create over 20 million jobs by the year 2020.
3. Edge Computing: There is no doubt that the quantity of data we have to deal with on a daily basis is on the increase. With the help of this technology, we are empowered to have data closer to where it will be used for computing. The growth in the use of the Internet of Things devices requires an increase in the use of edge computing since they serve as mini datacenters. Software engineers will be among the greatest beneficiaries of this development.
4. Virtual Reality: Virtual Reality easily goes with Augmented Reality as they immerse the user and enhance their environment respectively. Gaming has made this technology popular. However, it is also gaining grounds in the training of the US Navy, Army and Coast Guards. This technology can be expanded for use in training professionals such as doctors on how to perform surgery among other things. Based on how much can be done with this technology, lots of job opportunities exist in both start-ups and blue chip companies.
These are a few technologies to watch out for in 2019. They will not only cause disruptions in the bid to improve our way of living but these technologies have the capacity to create lots of jobs in the process.