There’s no shortage of tech trends leading the way in 2023. You don’t have to stay current with every trend, but it’s helpful to get on board with those that can improve your life. This holds true both within your career and personal life.
Let’s examine five tech trends that have moved to the forefront in 2023 and are primed to stay there for the rest of the year (and beyond).
1. Enterprise VR
Enterprise VR (virtual reality) refers to the use of virtual reality technology for commercial and business purposes, beyond entertainment and gaming. The main objective of enterprise VR is to enhance and improve productivity, training, and collaboration in various industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, construction, and retail.
To date, enterprise VR has been used primarily by larger companies with big budgets. However, this is beginning to change. In today’s world, a growing number of companies are finding ways to use virtual reality to their advantage.
2. AI content creation
If you spend any amount of time reading about online marketing, there’s a very good chance you’ve come across feedback regarding AI content creation. There are various tools that can help with everything from selecting blog post topics to writing articles.
There’s a lot to be hashed out — including many questions about the ethics of using AI for content creation — but there’s no stopping its growth at this point. It’s a trend that’s sure to continue its upward trajectory in 2023 and beyond.
3. Corporate metaverse
In simple terms, the corporate metaverse is a concept that refers to the virtual world created by corporations for various business purposes, such as virtual events, training, and collaboration. It’s a shared, interconnected, and immersive digital space where people interact with each other in a virtual environment.
The more resources that companies put into creating a metaverse the more obvious it becomes that it’ll be a big part of doing business moving forward. Some companies use it solely for internal purposes, while others have come to find that sharing the experience with others — such as customers — is the best path forward.
4. Smart stores
Smart stores are retail establishments that employ advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data analytics to enhance the shopping experience for customers. The main goal of smart stores is to create a more personalized, convenient, and efficient shopping experience.
A common example is stores that allow you to walk in, load up your cart and leave without ever stopping to checkout and pay. Instead, you’re able to scan as you go to save time. This isn’t the most advanced type of smart store, but it’s definitely among the most convenient.
Web3 is a trend that’s been a long time in the making, but it’s only begun to pick up serious steam over the past couple of years. You can expect more of the same in 2023, with a growing number of individuals and brands seeking ways to get involved.
For those who are new to Web3, here’s a basic overview of what you need to know.
Web3 refers to the third generation of the World Wide Web, which aims to build a decentralized and trustless internet infrastructure that enables a secure and transparent exchange of value and information between users.
Unlike the current centralized internet, where companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other intermediaries control access to and storage of data, Web3 is designed to empower individuals to have full control over their data and digital assets. This idea is being brought to light with the continual development of blockchain technology and decentralized applications among other approaches.
It’s possible that some of these trends will fade out of sight in the future, but it’s more likely that all five will continue on a fast growth trajectory.
If you’re seeking a way to improve your life through technology, the five trends above are well worth a closer look. You’ll probably find that one or more of these aligns with your career goals or personal circumstances.
Which one of these five tech trends is you most excited about? Have you experimented with any of them to date? Would you add any others to the list?