The five big technology trends for 2023.

2022 has left its mark on the tech world, and not necessarily in a positive way. Let’s look ahead and see what possible technologies will mark the year 2023.

1. Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the decentralized web that uses Blockchain. The technology is known as the basis of NFTs and especially cryptocurrencies.

The crypto crash this year, thanks in part to the FTX affair, has led to a loss of confidence in this new means of payment, but also in the technology surrounding it. However, blockchain is a great tool that should improve by 2023 and give us more security and transparency on the web.

Currently, we store most of our data in the cloud. However, by decentralizing and encrypting this data – using blockchain – firstly, our data would be more secure, and secondly, the information stored would not be easily changed without being noticed by the blockchain.

NFTs may also become less abstract and virtual than they are today. For example, they can be used as proof of payment for exclusive access, such as cinema tickets, concert tickets, sports tickets or even contracts. This would prevent counterfeiting and even counterfeiting in general. NFT acts as a guarantee that the virtual product is genuine.

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

ChatGPT shocked the world in late 2022. User-friendly, fast and efficient, these are characteristics that fit well not only with ChatGPT, but also with the various AIs expected to become increasingly important in 2023. Their importance was already increasing in 2022, especially in the retail sector. Stitch Fix uses AI-based algorithms to recommend clothes to its customers that match their sizes and tastes Forbes.

AI is also expected to make its mark on the automotive industry. After all, the enormous challenge of autonomous driving depends on artificial intelligence. In 2022, a few companies have embarked on this adventure, such as Carrefour with its autonomous store delivery or Scania with the first autonomous trucks. Even Elon Musk has pulled an old project into action with his autonomous taxis. However, there is still some doubt about the profitability of artificial intelligence.

3. The Metaverse

This is the area where the tech giants want to make their mark most prominently. The most well-known player is of course the almost self-titled Meta group. The CEO, Marc Zuckerberg, has bet almost everything on the metaverse. A gamble that didn’t pay off for the company — which lost 65 percent of its value — in a complicated macroeconomic context that hurt most tech companies last year.

Despite this slap in the face, for the main representative of the metaverse, the horizon looks bright. According to a report by Deloitte, the metaverse is expected to turn over more than 1 trillion dollars a year in Asia. A cake that Meta will have to share with big players like Microsoft, which collaborates with Nvidia, and Apple.

4. Quantum computing

quantum computing (in Dutch) is the use of quantum mechanics to dramatically increase the processing power and speed of computers. This technology could take computing into a new era, giving us computers that run 3 trillion times faster than today’s fastest processors.

But this technology is far from harmless. “The potential danger of quantum computers is that it could render our current encryption technology useless. So any country that develops quantum computers on a large scale can break the encryption of other countries, companies, security systems, etc. This is a trend to follow precisely in 2023, when countries such as the US, UK, China and Russia are investing in the development of quantum computing technology.” Forbes.

5. Sustainable technology

Gartner analyst David Groombridge presented his findings at the IT Symposium/Expo in Barcelona. He ends his speech with “providing technology for technology’s sake will not be enough in 2023. Plan your use of technology in a sustainable way for your brand, your customers and for society as a whole. For some, sustainability is about climate, energy and raw materials . But for others it’s more about governance or a social approach. Whatever you choose, make it sustainable,” Groombridge said.

In fact, more and more people are paying attention to where their phones, tablets, computers and other things come from, and will likely remain so in 2023.

(fjc)

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