Some tech experts and other analysts believe we are moving out of the Information Age, but it’s hard to wrap our brains around that considering the over-consumption of digital products used in our daily lives.

Furthermore, August 6, 2018, will mark the 26th anniversary of the World Wide Web going live and there are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, it’s getting faster and faster.

As we enter this year, there are several products that will hit the market that are being considered “game-changers.” They may be upgrades or entirely new technology, but all of them prove the Information/Digital/New Media Age is alive and kicking.

Check them out:

Block Chain


Companies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum became household names at the end of 2017 and everyone was feverishly Googling “how to mine cryptocurrency.” The truth is, it ain’t easy which is why there are more and more cryptocurrency companies and analysts popping up to help you get a piece of the pie. Blockchain technology was originally devised for Bitcoin in 2011, but there are now other uses for the technology which allows digital information to be distributed but not copied. It’s believed that blockchain technology will change the face of business as soon as this year.

Deep Learning


Generally speaking, “deep learning” covers a broad base of technology – whether it’s image recognition, voice recognition, and natural language processing – which have since come of age. We use these applications daily with Siri or Google Translate, and businesses use it for enhanced security.

Augmented Reality


The Summer of 2016 brought augmented reality to phones across the world when Pokémon Go was released. This year, companies promise even more games based on augmented reality as well as apps that will branch out to different aspects of our lives using the same technology.

 

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