Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Pokemon Go, Snapchat. RA and the RV are carving out an increasingly bigger place. According to many experts, the market is now ready for this type of technology and 2017 will be the year when we will see virtual versions of virtually everything, with the marketing opportunities that go with it.

Automatic learning (AI)

Commonly called “machine learning”, it will probably be one of the most important buzzwords of 2017. The recent sophistication of artificial intelligence technologies now allows systems to learn for themselves from data they collect. This is not a science fiction, it is a major technological breakthrough in recent years, which has for example led to the very significant improvement of automated translation services.

Whether it is a good or a bad thing, many experts predict the demise in the medium term of entire trades. Maybe it will not happen in 2017, but maybe it will be the year when the trend will get worse. Some sectors will be hit more quickly than others, for example the financial sector. Citygroup, among others, predicts that within 10 years, 30% of banking jobs will be automated.

Mobility

Something that seemed unthinkable just a few years ago: four out of five consumers now use their smartphones to make purchases. The motive is more and more omnipresent in the acts of our daily life. One of the biggest trends ahead, according to journalists, will also be the shift of an increasing number of employees to work remotely with the new mobility tools. Working from home (or from around the world!) Could soon become a reality for a growing number of people disenchanted by transportation and 9 to 5. With all the mobile phones it’s important that you know how to avoid getting hacked because technology is getting more complex an criminal organizations are taking advantage.