The metaverse, super-applications, digital twins and quantum computers in every home: Focus talks about technology development trends next year.
The faster artificial intelligence-based technologies develop, the more clearly there are trends that developers, scientists and engineers will follow in the coming years. We decided to look into the next year, 2023, in order to understand what we should prepare for: for immersion in the entire virtual world, for quantum communication and quantum gadgets, for the global Internet of Things that will cover the whole world, or for creation, while robots will perform routine tasks for us?
New Technologies 2023: Digital Twins
This technology is quite young, but not only architects and engineers, but also the military, as well as the founders of large enterprises, are increasingly resorting to it. A digital twin of a plant, for example, will allow the creation of various enterprise optimization models, from which the founders will then choose the best one in order to subsequently increase profits. They will also be able to predict possible errors, reduce costs, improve quality control and preventive maintenance.
However, a digital twin is not only a virtual copy of physical objects. As a rule, the technology also allows you to simulate workflows, that is, create simulacra of rescue missions, terrorist threats, air, land, and sea operations, where representatives of law enforcement agencies and military departments can hone their skills, once again not driving equipment, the operation and maintenance of which is worth a lot of money.
The same goes for cybersecurity. A digital twin can simulate a hacker attack on a company or institution. The task of security experts is to prevent possible hacks and data theft. The technology will also be useful for developers of various kinds of applications, especially those that work on the basis of a neural network. By testing different scenarios, they can identify the weaknesses of their projects, vulnerabilities, and eliminate them, providing the end user with a solid, reliable and ready-to-use product. Possible areas of application also include: education, medicine, sociology.
Internet of Things connecting gadgets around the world
IoT (Internet of Things) sensors are used in many areas today. The simplest and most well-known system where they are used is a “smart home”, in which a TV, a smart speaker, a light control system (windows, doors), a “smart” doorbell and a refrigerator work by transmitting user data to each other.
Thanks to this, a person can receive notifications about who approached the door of his house, whether the perimeter was violated, whether someone tried to enter the house, he can not worry about the shopping list – the refrigerator will make it himself, the smart column will acquaint you with the latest news, and together with a smart TV and a lighting control system, it will entertain. And don’t forget about the “smart” car (that’s another story altogether).
Similar, but larger-scale systems are used by doctors, the military, law enforcement officers, and scientists from various fields. “What’s the problem here?” – you ask. And the fact that products often work on different platforms, which sometimes do not fit together very well. Next year, developers will try to fix this problem by developing standards and protocols that are common to all IoT gadgets.
The IoT network is growing, it already includes tens of millions of devices around the world, so the cybersecurity of the Internet of Things will also be a trend in technology in 2023, because hackers have repeatedly hacked users through smart gadgets.
AI powered cybersecurity
It is only natural that cybersecurity will become one of the most important technology trends in 2023. Both private companies and entire states became very concerned about it, especially after the Russian attack on Ukraine, which was preceded by hacks of infrastructure facilities.
public sector websites and the resources of large private companies like banks. With the introduction of 5G, cybersecurity experts will be able to share data even faster and solve complex problems together. However, hackers will certainly take advantage of this same advantage. Therefore, it is important for security professionals to develop platforms and applications based on AI and machine learning algorithms that could assess risks instantly, monitor the information space in order to detect the slightest signals that a hack is possible.
Some companies, like Plain Concepts, develop attack simulators that help cybersecurity professionals hone their skills and improve products, test security systems for possible vulnerabilities.
Quantum computing – for everyone
Any self-respecting BigTech company has already acquired its own quantum computer. Microsoft, Intel, IBM, AWS and Google have them. They are huge, complex design and configuration, but, according to scientists, are able to outdo any supercomputer. However, the Chinese company SpinQ Technology went further, offering anyone who wants to buy their own quantum PC cheaply – $ 8900. With Gemini Mini, you can understand the principle of quantum computing.
Although Gemini Mini is perceived by many as a “showcase”, the device nevertheless demonstrates an important technological trend – quantum computers, phones, the Internet and communications are just around the corner. Soon all this will become familiar to the races and will go from laboratories to offices, educational, financial and medical institutions, public and government organizations, simple homes.
Scientists are placing a big bet on quantum encryption – a method of protecting information, thanks to which it will be simply impossible to hack a device in order to obtain data, because the protection system will recognize a hacker attack literally at the physical level.
The metaverse is still trending
This trend is still going strong, as many tech market players believe that the metaverse has significant economic prospects. Analysts predict a capitalization of $800 million by 2025 and $2.5 trillion in 10 years. As planned by the developers, in the universe of virtual reality it will be possible not only to have fun, but also to work, get an education, develop telemedicine and online commerce, as well as the financial sector.