Intel has shared its vision of the main IT trends that will dominate the near future. According to Intel’s executives, the main trends are going to be – wearable smart devices, IoT (The Internet of Things), big data analytics in healthcare, and smart cities. All these trends present a huge opportunity for computing and programming. If all is of interest and makes sense to you, then check our blog post with more details below.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
Many safety, health, communications, and efficiency benefits are possible, in addition to those that are already here, through the use of smart gadgets within the IoT.
Imagine you are on your way to work and that you have a meeting first thing in the morning, but it is going to be delayed for 30 minutes. Your car warns you that there is a traffic jam on your usual route to work. After analyzing these two circumstances, the GPS system instantly offers another route taking into account the postponed meeting. As a result you get to the correct meeting place on time.
Such a scenario is possible due to ‘The Internet of Things’. For achieving the successful results you will need not only smart devices, but also systems that exchange data and ‘understand’ each other. More and more professions are beginning to use ‘smart’ devices, ranging from retail to the automotive industry and so on. So, we are approaching the implementation of ‘The Internet of Things’ every day. A recent report by Accenture showed that 69% of people will have ‘smart’ devices in their houses by 2019.
Big Data Analytics in Healthcare
Imagine the opportunity to analyze the entire genome of a person in only one day and start individual treatment immediately. According to successes in the field of data analytics, this day may come soon. We would probably see significant moves in healthcare data analytics over the next few years.
Nowadays, big data has become something that can save lives. The ability to collect, manage, and analyze the huge amount of patient data allows health workers to identify trends that could not even be imagined with-out the technical progress over the past recent years. Many medical institutions and doctors have implemented new techniques, including the use of devices with advanced network capabilities for remote monitoring of patients. Such techniques not only increase the level of patients care, but also expand the boundaries of analytics of health-care data that can lead to new discoveries in medicine.
However, new privacy problems are going to arise as a result breakthroughs in big data analytics. At the same time, specialists in big data who can resolve such privacy problems are going to be popular among large medical institutions and medical companies.
Wearable Smart Devices
Wearables are a subset of the smart gadgets used within the IoT. Such devices on wearable technologies are becoming more and more popular. This trend is clearly reflected in the digital solutions for sports and fitness activities. According to Gartner, more than 70 million devices for monitoring physical activity were sold in 2014. And according to Intel, the market of smart devices is going to grow over the next year.
The only problem with these devices is their lack of adaptation to individual habits, tastes, and needs. ‘Smart’ gadgets on wearable technologies should provide a simple and easy way of data exchange with other devices. In 2015 one more step will be taken for solving this problem after mass manufactures and designers will enter the market of wearable technologies. It is expected that future devices will combine a fashion accessory and high tech solutions in a single product.
According to the report by World Health Organization, more than a half of the world’s population is living in the cities. During the next 35 years, their share is going to increase up to 66%. Such growth makes it difficult to provide comfortable living for all of the habitants of cities.
The Internet of Things provides valuable information that can be used to resolve such difficulties. ‘Smart’ cities are the cities that support the concept of the Internet of Things, for example, city lights with sensors and solar panels. The data collected using such city lights could be transformed and used for other city purposes. All the needed technologies are already available, so 2015 could be a year for the practical implementation of such solutions. Besides different devices, ‘smart’ cities will use the data collected by city residents.
Many pilot projects were implemented during the previous years, so 2015 could be a year of their mass use. The main focus of 2015 will be how to use more widely and efficiently the data streams.
Do you know any other technologies that have a potential to blow the mind of the tech world in this year? Share with us in comments.