Technology is one part of today’s business world that is known for its rapid rate of growth and innovation. In times when the future is uncertain, you can know with certainty that technology will continue to grow and address the pain points of tomorrow’s companies. That said, let’s take a look back to the past and see if we can make some educated guesses as to what the future holds.
The microchip first appeared in the late 1950s, and it is the single invention that thrust the digital world forward. It was known as the end result of decades of research and work on computing, and today’s technology continues to build on the framework established by the microchip.
The earliest computers took a while to become available to consumers, but if there’s anything that can be said about the adoption of PC technology today, well, the world has been changed considerably by their widespread use and availability.
Early computers relied on coding and commands in order to function, and most people didn’t really know what they were doing with them. That all changed with the mouse and integrated keyboard in conjunction with the graphical user interface. Computing suddenly became that much more accessible.
Once reserved for only the wealthiest and most affluent of users, mobile phones have also come a long way. They were once remarkably chunky and subject to exorbitant mobile fees, but nowadays, they are, once again, commonplace. Smartphones furthered the reach of computing by putting computers in the pockets of users.
The Internet ushered in an age of connectivity and innovation for not just individuals, but businesses and societies as a whole. It is the single most influential technological advancement for marketing and sales. Technologies like social media, video gaming, and cloud computing would not exist in their current state without the Internet.
The billions of connected devices out there make up what is called the Internet of Things. These devices are typically not those that would normally have Internet access, but do serve some sort of purpose, no matter how niche.
Finally, we have today’s artificial intelligence tools. Although they might not be as powerful or as intelligent as the kind you see in science fiction, these software solutions are perfect for use in the automation of various tasks, especially in a business setting. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on AI to see how it impacts the world of business moving forward.
Yes, this is a lot to take in, but when you consider that all of these innovations took place over the course of around 75 years, doesn’t it excite you about what the future holds? Be sure to stay in the know by keeping in touch with us at Capital Technology Group .