New technology trends for 2016
Ericsson presents a report that contains a list of 10 consumer trends in vogue for 2016.
According to a panel of consumers surveyed, they lean on the fact that artificial intelligence will become increasingly prevalent on smartphones. Half of users also believe that smartphones will be exceeded within 5 years .
In addition, the report also added that the adoption of network technologies increases , allowing to generalize further. The first users have a much shorter lead time than the previous ones.
The information that is in the report on 10 trends for 2016 are from Ericsson ConsumerLab . It is a global research program that reflects the opinions of a diverse panel of consumers.
So what are the 10 new trends for 2016?
- The sharing economy :80% of people understand the advantages that the sharing economy. 33% of consumers around the world already participate in some form of economic sharing.
- The “native streaming”:young people are more inclined to go to YouTube than other age groups. Almost half of 16-19 year olds stay about an hour or more on YouTube
- The AI is ahead of the screen:the with various objects without having to go through any screen. 50% of smartphone users say that in the near future (5 years), smartphones will be outdated.
- More sensors in homes:more than one user on two smartphones think the houses of bricks could include sensors to detect potential problems with mold, water, electricity leakage. This kind of technology could happen within 5 years, according to these users. Intelligent housing is surely to rethink completely.
- Smart travelers:the panel of users think that the time spent during the journey home / office should be better used in order not to be passive. 86% of them could use services tailored to their personal needs.
- The social network more present in case of emergency:social networks could be the immediate emergency means the fact of contacting emergency services. 60% of users would even like to have an application to provide information in the event of a disaster or exceptional event, such as “safety check”.
- Sensors integrated into the body could be the new devices of tomorrow. 80% of respondents would like to use this technology to improve their sensory perceptions and cognitive abilities such as vision, memory and hearing.
- Everything is hackable:most smartphone users are clear that . 1/5 of those users say they trust a pirated company that has successfully dealt with the problem.
- Myth of “all journalists”:users share more information through social networks, increasing their influence in society. 33% of them say that launching an alert on a corrupt company impacts much more than just going to a police station.