Conrad Rockenhaus in IT - Information Technology, Technology Systems Architect Nov 22, 2019 · 1 min read · 2.2K

7 Revolutionary Technologies Happening In 2020

7 Revolutionary Technologies Happening In 2020

The curve describing technological growth has gone parabolic in recent years as many of the concepts portrayed in sci-fi movies of the past decades are starting to show up in real life. 2020 stands to be a year where many of the innovations listed below are introduced into people’s lives with working products and widespread adoption

1. Self-Driving Vehicles

Traditional automobile manufacturers are jumping on the autonomous driving bandwagon in a very big way. Investment in self-driving technology has increased across the industry and the status of the technology has gone from concept to prototype and is currently in widespread testing and the beginning stages of implementation. Although cost is currently a concern, self-driving vehicles will be widely marketed in 2020.

2. AI-As-A-Service

The development of high-level artificial intelligence brings with it a high cost in research and development. That is why tech firms that are currently at the forefront of AI will be offering AI-as-a service; a way for smaller firms and consumers to benefit from the technology without having to incur the unbearable costs.

3. 5G

The new standard in connectivity will be hitting the market in 2020 and is expected to reach 20 million to 100 million connections by 2021. Billions of dollars are currently being spent on infrastructure so as to offer global availability within the next few years.

4. Blockchain Technology

The revolution spearheaded by Bitcoin in 2008 has grown to include over 2000 projects in the space. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology isn’t only limited to transfer of value but includes ambitious projects that offer smart contracts and the interfacing with other high-tech fields such as the internet of things.

5. Prescriptive Analytics

Prescriptive analytics has already been seeing implementation in the healthcare, information technology, and oil and gas industries. Prescriptive analytics will bring more efficient and effective use of data in the discovery of personalized solutions for consumers and businesses.

6. Computer Vision

Computer vision is the next step in the ability of electronic devices to interact with the environment. This new technology means that computers will have greater autonomy in identifying objects including people’s faces.

7. Extended Reality

Extended reality is the extension of virtual reality and augmented reality as it will provide users with a more immersive experience in their interactions with computer-generated simulations. This will bring advances in areas like computer gaming, professional training, and education.

This article was originally published on