Home Tech Forecast for 2022

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The tech world is always a few steps ahead. That's why it makes perfect sense to start looking ahead to 2022 and the new gadgets, gizmos and devices that will shape your immediate future. What's going to fade out? What brand-new stuff will be coming in? And what tech are you totally going to need to stay up-to-date?

Trends to Look For

The changes in the world and in public consciousness have opened up a lot of doors and provided lots of new opportunities. The current world is definitely going to help shape the tech of tomorrow. There are several trends to look out for in 2022, because this will inform the tech of the future.

More Security

Cyber security continues to be a hot topic. Tech with more security features and private companies offering security features will be everywhere because cyber security concerns aren't going away any time soon.

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Online Learning

With many more higher education opportunities and online classes becoming available online recently, the online learning trend can only pick up more speed from here. Readily available and easily accessible education and classes that can be completed at home will become even more widespread, which could spark an education trend and change the traditional university model.

Sustainable Tech

More tech made with sustainable and Earth-friendly materials will appear on the market.

Video Conferencing

So, video chatting got to be pretty important during the early pandemic days of 2020. Expect more virtual social opportunities, virtual meetings from your home office, and just lots and lots more videoconferencing in general. New tech may soon appear on the market to easily integrate video conferencing into your day-to-day life and into all your other devices. Before 2022 ends, you may be able to tell your TV to connect you to your incoming video chat in a "Jetsons"-like lifestyle like you always dreamed of.

Home Deliveries

There's no doubt about it: the home delivery market is booming. You can now have your groceries, your fast food and even your liquor delivered directly to your door. Best of all, you can choose a contactless option and pretend that a cool future robot dropped off your goods, instead of a dude in a Ford. Either way, the home delivery market is only going to grow. Soon, you'll be able to have even more goods delivered to you quickly. Expect more home services to soon make a splash in the marketplace. You may be able to order someone to cut your grass within three hours or less in the ever-evolving digital world.

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Artificial Intelligence

You know what doesn't get sick? Technology. No computer virus ever started a pandemic and no pandemic kept the AI from functioning. So in 2022, look for AI tech to start improving by leaps and bounds are more companies and investors push for automated solutions and systems that require very little human input and little to no human interaction.

Virtual Reality

Being stuck at home with nothing to do and nothing new to stream can lead to all kinds of creative ideas for entertainment. Just think about all the stuff you came up with to do during the dark days when you literally could not find anything to watch on Netflix. Virtual reality systems and other tech that can bring entertainment to you and put you inside a digital environment are going to be really big in 2022 and in the coming years. If you’ve always envied the characters on "Star Trek" for having a holodeck, just wait. The dream of this type of digital environment may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed.

The Future of Tech

The future of tech will continue to e shaped by the current world. The truth is, the tech of the future could take all sorts of forms and shift focus at any time as the world changes and as new situations arise. That’s part of what made the digital world so exciting. So whatever happens with the future of tech, be prepared to be amazed by everything that will soon be possible.