7 Must-Know Tech Trends for 2020 and Beyond
Futurists say we're on the cusp of the Fourth
Industrial Revolution, a term coined by Klaus Schwab,
chairman of the World Economic Forum, in his 2016 book
of the same name. It's an era when fast-evolving tech is
transforming virtually every aspect of our lives, creating
massive disruption as well as opportunity — and businesses
are investing heavily to be on the front lines.
Far beyond the Computer Age, this new era is taking digital
into an exciting new future of possibilities, from smart robots
to autonomous air taxis, personalized medicine and more.
Think of how, just 10 years ago, using voice commands to
search for a movie to stream on Netflix or Amazon Prime
would have seemed positively Jetsons.
Now imagine what might come next. A look at emerging new
technologies can give us a preview of things to come, and
2020 looks to be a significant year in the evolution.
“The overall direction is called digital transformation, all of
these existing trends coming together and being properly
integrated because of cloud technology,” said Hally Gruber,
Technology Programs Developer at UCI. “Newer tech trends
like 5G networks, blockchain and Internet of Things are
becoming more sophisticated, and at the same time becoming
more widely integrated in the cloud, working together to do
things never before possible.”
Digital transformation has been anticipated for decades,
Gruber said. “But now it's all finally happening, and it's super
For those who have the right preparation and knowledge, it
can be a time of tremendous opportunity. With that in mind,
here are seven top tech trends of 2020 and beyond, in no