This year there has been a lot of innovation and new trends in technology. If there is any constant in life is that technology is always changing. The technology in 2018 will definitely see both changes for the better and the worse.
Cyber-Security Will Only Get Worse
As we become more dependant on technology and add more IoT devices to our homes and offices, we open up more ways for hackers to exploit the vulnerabilities in the devices. These attackers are getting funding from large countries, are figuring out new and smarter ways to access our sensitive data. This year we saw several attacks like the Google Drive Phishing scam and the Petya Virus, and 2018 will only see larger attacks.
Flip Phones Make a Comeback
Flip phones were hugely popular 10-15 years ago, but have now made way for more feature rich devices. Samsung, and Motorola have all been toying with folding smartphones for a while now, but 2018 might be the year we finally see some of these models released. As phones continue to get larger, companies are looking for ways to make them smaller when you need it. Foldable options can give users the screen size they want, with the portability they also crave.
AR Expands From Gaming
This year we saw an explosion of augmented reality technology, but it was mostly used for gaming. In 2018 we will see even more uses for the technology in business applications. It could help revolutionize tech support as technicians are able to walk everyday users through complicated issues. Businesses could find all kinds of new uses for AR, and 2018 could be a huge year for the technology.