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4 ‘New Wave’ Tech Trends Set to Change the World

Niko Pajkovic
December 21st, 2022
As technology continues to evolve, it's important for businesses from all industries to stay on top of emerging trends. And while there’s certainly been a wide range of headline-grabbing tech developments this past year, this article has narrowed down four “new-wave tech” movements that are particularly noteworthy.

These include the rise of NFT art exhibits, the implementation of contact-free public transportation systems, the merger between smart homes and health tech, and the expansion of the business world into the metaverse.

NFT Exhibition

While we often associate NFTs with Web3 and the metaverse, this new technology has also been enthusiastically embraced by the art world. This is for a number of reasons. In addition to providing artists with they provide artists with an all-new form of artistic expression, NFTs are able to encrypt and validate ownership.

Because of this, it has become clear that we are in the early stages of a digital-forward art craze that will continue to shape how we view artwork for years to come. Trend Hunter’s insight, ‘NFT Exhibition,’ examines the emergence of exhibits, both in the virtual and physical world, that is entirely dedicated to NFT art.

Seamless Transit

Around the world, metropolitan cities are becoming increasingly dense, both in population and infrastructure, and as a result, urban planners are being faced with a new set of challenges. Luckily, the rapid development of technology has empowered these planners to tackle these density-related problems by enabling them to develop innovative systems for making their cities more efficient.

Trend Hunter’s insight, ‘Seamless Transit,’ explores the way in which relatively new technology, contact-free payment solutions, are being implemented into public transportation systems. These solutions are mostly being utilized in of major cities as a way to streamline commuting processes while also making them safer from a health perspective.

Health Hub

As smart home technology becomes commonplace, a variety of third-party businesses are finding ways to integrate their own products and services into these at-home devices. An area in which this has been particularly prevalent is healthcare.

Trend Hunter’s insight ‘Health Hub,’ examines the trend in which smart home hubs like Google Home are being designed to include health tracking functions. Features of these health hubs range from sleep activity monitors to daily exercise reminders.

Metaverse Expansion

As the Metaverse shifts from a sci-fi-like concept to a routine element of consumers’ day-to-day lives, brands from every industry are racing to establish themselves in these highly immersive virtual worlds.

Trend Hunter’s insight ‘Metaverse Expansion’ highlights how companies ranging from real-estate firms to streetwear labels, are partnering with Metaverse platforms to create interactive experiences for their customers that exist solely in this nascent digital realm.

Takeaways

Ultimately, to stay ahead of the curve, businesses from every industry must keep a close eye on emergent technologies. The purpose of this article was to outline the four “new wave” tech trends currently on the rise – NFTs art exhibits, smart home health hubs, contactless transportation, and the metaverse. Though constantly evolving, these examples showcase how brands in a range of industries can experiment with new trends in even the most unexpected places.

For more Tech industry insights, check out Trend Hunter’s free 2023 Trend Report.
References: trendreports