5 Tech Trends Redefining Our World on National Technology Day

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    ational Technology Day on January 6th is a celebration of the ever-evolving landscape of innovation that continues to redefine our existence. From ancient tools to futuristic AI, this day serves as a testament to humanity’s unyielding quest for progress. As we recognize the achievements of the past, we also look forward to the tech trends that will help shape our future.

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Science-Fiction Author

    In many cases, the only difference between science fiction and science-fact is time. As our technology continues to advance that time gap is growing smaller and smaller. The first motorized automobile came out in 1886. Home computers entered the market in 1977. While it evolved in stages, our browser-based internet (or World Wide Web) only launched in 1993. Below we will examine five of the most exciting tech trends on the horizon for 2024 and beyond.

    Artificial Intelligence

    The evolution of artificial intelligence into something closely mimicking humanity
    Image by Freepik AI

    At the forefront of technological evolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands tall. Its potential is boundless, yet its development isn’t devoid of concerns. Since AI learns through mimicry, its reliance on existing content poses challenges. Issues like IP theft, copyright infringement, and the dissemination of misleading information loom large. AI’s accuracy hinges on its source material, rendering it vulnerable to manipulation and inaccuracies. Even entities like ChatGPT, while incredibly helpful in some regards, aren’t immune to flaws in more specific facts, hinting at the challenges ahead.

    Programming Advances

    Advancements in programming are revolutionizing the speed and efficiency of tasks in almost every industry. In the past couple of years, leaps in machine learning and troubleshooting have improved performance by impressive margins.

    As computer processing power grew, so too did the demand for more advanced abilities, more dynamic graphics, and more immersive experiences. The result was significantly more time and manpower required to achieve results. Sophisticated machine learning and advanced development tools have made great strides toward simplifying that burden. As these developments persist, the potential for evolution in the tech realm is almost limitless.

    Robotics that will Transform the Future

    The upcoming Optimus Gen-2 robot from Tesla demonstrating its advanced motor skills
    The Upcoming Optimus Gen-2 - Image by Tesla

    The realm of robotics continues to transcend boundaries in industrial automation, playing a key role in reshaping manufacturing processes. However, the bigger news for many consumers is the prospect of personal humanoid robots just over the horizon. The Tesla Bot, codenamed “Optimus”, offers a glimpse into a future once firmly relegated to science fiction. With an estimated price point of USD 20,000, you might be able to purchase your very own as early as 2025.

    The absence of transforming capabilities and the iconic voice of Peter Cullen will no doubt disappoint enthusiasts, but it’s a significant leap toward a robotic future nonetheless.

    The Expansion of Cloud Computing

    The reliance on cloud platforms in modern corporate infrastructures has grown significantly. By 2023, 94% of all companies worldwide will use some degree of cloud computing. Anticipated advancements in this field promise gains in both processing speed and accessibility. Individual computing power is impressive, but when multiple systems work seamlessly towards a common goal, that potential increases greatly. At this rate, it is easy to foresee a future where cloud technology will be at the core of most digital experiences.

    Online gaming plays a pivotal role in the video game industry, with speed and efficiency often defining the user experience. To meet player expectations, developers have been working towards using cloud-based resource sharing for graphics processing and predictive inputs to reduce lag to the point of non-existence.

    Environmentally Conscious Technology

    A harmonious blend of technology and nature that is the ideal for future generations
    Image by Freepik AI

    The urgency of environmental preservation has steered tech innovations towards renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation. While fossil fuels fueled human progress, their toll on the environment became increasingly apparent as time went on. Advancements in carbon-neutral energy generation signify a pivotal shift towards a healthier planet and a more sustainable future.


    The heroic Autobot Leader, Optimus Prime, masterfully voiced by industry legend (and really nice guy) Peter Cullen - Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings
    The Original and Greatest Optimus Prime - Image by Hasbro

    National Technology Day is not just a commemoration; it is an invitation to ponder the responsibility that comes with innovation. As technology hurtles towards staggering new heights, ethical considerations and sustainability must remain embedded in the core. The potential to shape a brighter future hinges on our careful navigation of these advancements.

    As we celebrate the strides made on National Technology Day, let’s also reflect on the ethical considerations and responsibilities that accompany them. The future is shaped not just by the technology we create, but by the values we instill within it. 

    Regardless of your future career plans, technology will likely play a pivotal role. ABM College wants to help you gain the advantages you need to thrive in the digital marketplace. Get in touch with our admissions advisors today to see which technology program is the best fit for you!

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