Looking to the future in technology!
Softtech shares its comprehensive forecasts until 2080 with its “2022 Technology Report”. In the report; topics such as the development of artificial intelligence, open banking, crypto finance instruments, Web3, Blockchain, Virtual Universes and Sustainability are at the forefront. Among the new technology trends, there are many topics such as Digital Sensory Interaction, Employeeless Organizations and Wearable Technologies. In the report prepared for the 5th time this year; technology trends and developments were evaluated under four main headings: “Future of Technologies”, “Financial Technologies”, “Environment, Human and Digitalization” and “Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”.
Technology Radar covers Business Life, Artificial Life, Digital Life and Physical Life with a forecast in 4 different dimensions. While “Remote Working” and “Digital Nomadism” continue to be on the radar in the near future, “Employeeless Organizations” for “Artificial Companies”, which are expected to takes place in the Digital Era phase, are expected to be implemented by 2030. Technology Radar also states that after the 2040s, no mobile device will be needed to communicate with another person, and body-to-body communication will be possible thanks to wearable invisible technologies.
In the “Future of Technologies” section of the report, many topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computers, Blockchain, Wearable Technologies, Web3 and Digital Identity applications stand out. According to the report, while studies on artificial intelligence in technology are predicted to become more prominent in 2022, it is emphasized that the commercial use of quantum computers and quantum machine learning will be critical for future technologies. It is stated that by the 2030s, it will be possible to experience similar experiences in the physical world, with digital sensory interaction, in smell, taste and thoughts. According to this prediction, it is stated that it will be possible to smell a perfume before buying it from an e-commerce site, to breathe the smell of the sea as if you are at a beach while at home and to feel the moisture of the sea on your skin.
In the “Financial Technologies” section of the report, many topics are discussed in a wide range, from banking systems to digital banks, new generation investment applications and cryptocurrencies. While it is predicted that blockchain systems will come to the fore in global banking, it is predicted that concepts such as digital wallet will be used more in the new year. Along with all these developments, it is emphasized that the use of cash will be seen as a rare and not preferred method on a global scale by 2040.
In the “Environment, Human and Digitalization” section of the report, the use of the concept of sustainability in different fields comes to the fore. It is pointed out that the post-pandemic business life and preparations for new crises, the concept of sustainable energy, sustainable trade, the effects of remote and hybrid working on people and sectors will take a wider place on the agenda of many countries today, where the effects of the climate crisis continue. Metaverse is expected to be one of the most prominent issues in the digitalizing world in the coming years. It is envisaged that stores will quickly take their place in the metaverse world and experiences will be redesigned. It is reported that many obstacles encountered in the physical world will cease to be an obstacle in this new world.
The fourth and final heading of the 2022 Technology Report, “Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”, deals with the developments in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of China, Silicon Valley, Europe and Turkey. According to the Turkey Entrepreneurship Ecosystem evaluation, in 2021 Turkey stepped into a new era with successful entrepreneurs. The development of angel investments and VC (Venture Capital) investment activities drew attention. With Turkey’s first unicorns, the increase in investment amounts from 2020 to 2021 was over 1,000%. According to the report; the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitization of the offline economy, making technology companies even more important. The actions of entrepreneurial ecosystems today will help determine how they will position themselves on the global stage tomorrow. If Turkey can maintain this momentum, it is predicted that it will continue to rise in the lists of global entrepreneurship ecosystems.