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technology trends 2017

technology trends 2017-Gartner

I always get excited by the new year it’s a chance to find out what new technologies will develop in the coming 12 months. It’s going to be a great year. Check out a few of our favourites:

Machine learning

If like me you feel affronted by the idea of being second guessed by a machine but secretly like the fact that our devices can select shows that are targeted to my preferences then we are both in luck.

AI & machine learning algorithms are set to get much smarter through a complex process named “deep learning“. These are systems that allows machines to learn, predict and adapt content to suit our behavior patterns. Think the navigation of self driving cars and their ability to recognise obstacles, change lanes and stop at traffic lights.

I will remain affronted but won’t give back the time “deep learning” has saved me from channel hopping.


 Intelligent things

New York Traffic

Traffic Jams – a thing of the past

A pretty generic name for a collection of technologies set to explode: robots, drones and autonomous vehicles. 2016 saw the uptake of drones in a range of functions from military, photography and leisure. Their uses are still primitive as we are somewhat limited by battery life and payloads but expect technology to increase and new uses to come to the forefront. Check out our blog on a wireless powered drone.
The most exciting revelation will come when these technologies begin to communicate with each other. Imagine self driving cars that are so well connected we have no need for traffic lights or to slow down at an intersection as your car already know the traffic situation ahead and can merge seamlessly. Check out this video where Wanis Kabbj has envisaged traffic to be as efficient as blood in our veins. I think he’s onto something if the passengers hearts can handle the near misses.

Virtual & Augmented reality

One of our favourite technologies at the moment is Virtual (VR) & Augmented (AR) reality. We are obsessed with the immersive experiences that can be created and it’s our mission to share this experience with as many people as possible.

Wireless HTC Vive by TPCAST

Wireless HTC Vive by TPCAST

VR and AR each serve incredible purposes but after a while you start to see a need to combine them into a mixed reality. Microsoft have realed an incredible mixed reality product call the “hololens”. Check out this video to see how your world will be turned upside down.

We love this new prototype for TPCAST to turn the HTC Vive Wireless. A simple piece of technology future offering virtual freedom. One to watch in 2017.

Followers of our twitter page would of seen these VR shoes already. Giving you the ability to see where your feet our in the VR space. It’s a simple improvement to make users more oriented in their environment.

Surely this leads directly into a jump suit that is visible in VR giving users the ability to see their body in the experience? Call the IP lawyers quick.

What are you looking forward to seeing in 2017? Leave a comment and let us know.

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