Communication Technologies: The Future of Must-have Luxuries
November 14th, 2019 by Diana Ross
Digital technology is a standard part of everyday life. Whether passing the time or working hard, we make good use of the industry’s tools, such as email, social media, mobile gaming, and more. But, despite the fun derived from many of these digital solutions, the human need that has benefited the most from constant technological innovation is actually communication. Global connectivity is the crown jewel of the digital empire, which is not done evolving. The next stage in the development of its technologies is already under way.
What are the decade’s last hardware and software advancements to make a splash in the communication market? Foldable screen technology is still being perfected but, once Samsung and Huawei tested the rocky waters, other companies started flooding retailers with news of their incoming foldable models often featuring signature details. Motorola, for example, under Lenovo’s new leadership, is reported to be bringing back the beloved Razr phone, but enhanced with a full 6.5-inch screen. Yet mobile technology would not have achieved its current status without its valuable software.
The most popular methods of digital communication through a smartphone or computer are based on live chat and video. From conversations between friends to customer service, typed interactions are favored for their privacy and convenience. The expansion of the mainstream usage of live chat is used throughout every aspect of modern life. From connecting with friends and family from other ends of the globe, business meetings, concerts, even activities like clairvoyant readings are possible via online chat as skilled psychic practitioners can sense things about people remotely, without needing to be in the same room as them. The next level of digital communication has been reached with video technology, such as the ezTalks conference solutions and, of course, the Snapchat phenomenon.
All of these modern activities require a consistently improving stream of digital technology, and therefore a stronger and faster online connection.
On the Horizon
5G is gearing up to enter our lives within the next year or so. Every company with the slightest interest in digital technologies has set its own plans in motion to capitalize on better and faster connectivity. When 5G arrives, video gaming will undoubtedly be among the industries to get a boost to productivity and revenues, a certainty that has encouraged Microsoft’s ambitious development of Project xCloud. This technology, like Google Stadia, aims to provide players access to a cloud-based platform full of titles compatible with every device. The high frequency and low latency of a 5G network would greatly optimize that experience, especially for mobile users, as well as the efficiency of social media, video streaming, customer interaction, and other communication technologies.
The market’s latest wearable smart device is the multifunction and fashionable Apple Watch Series 5. Once again, however, it is only a matter of time before its ground-breaking capabilities are outshone by rival tech geniuses with higher creative aspirations. Judging by Amazon’s sleek set of smart glasses, ring, and earbuds, communication seems increasingly ready to abandon phones entirely. As VR and AR technologies improve too, their incorporation into wearable digital devices feels less and less of a science fiction dream.
Communication technologies remain focused on offering customers the most convenient and stimulating services possible while reducing the size and number of devices necessary to interact with other members of the digital network.