Technology trends

I always wished to maintain a list of technology trends. This time around I made it. Here’s the initial list.

A technology becomes trending due to the interplay of factors such as user needs, technology maturity and affordability. For example – Artificial Intelligence has been around for more than a decade. However, it’s gaining traction now as there is massive amount of data generated and computing has become less expensive due to the advent of cloud.

Remote future (> 5 years)

  • Quantum computing

Futuristic ( < 5 years)

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Internet Of Things (IOT)
  • Robotics
  • Intelligent chatbots / Assistance (conversational model / Voice)
  • Wearables
  • Serverless cloud computing
  • Cognitive first interfaces.
  • Semantic web

Current trend

  • Cloud
  • Analytics
  • Big data
  • Mobility
  • DevOps
  • Web 2.0 (Social web)
  • Micro service architecture
  • NoSql
  • Containerization
  • Automation
  • Real time (near) processing.
  • App servers

Past trend

  • Digitisation
  • Web portals
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Dateware housing and Business Intelligence
  • Batch processing
  • Monolith architecture

Do you have an input on this list. Please comment it. I will include it.