Virgin Galactic is expected to become the first private commercial “spaceliner” to bring tourists into space in 2014. A couple of other private companies are also working to bring tourists to space beyond 2014.
Google is expected to release its groundbreaking augmenter-reality glass to the public. Smartwatches will also continue to be more useful to customers, as more apps are being created for the devices.
Internet of things
Connected devices will continue to grow in 2014. Not only will you be able to link, for example: your alarm system to your smartphone, but you will be able to link door locks and home appliances to bikes and watches.
Robots on the Rise
Advancing technology in robotics and artificial intelligence are sure to be on the rise in 2014. DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is challenging robot-makers to address the need for rescue workers in dangerous emergency response situations.
Machines in the Sky
Drones are looking to become a big part of the airspace. Talk of drones being able to deliver packages in 30 minutes, or pizza to a home in the United Kingdom.
TVs are becoming bigger and smarter, but in this upcoming year TVs will continue to expand. More households will have the ability to browse the Internet, launch apps and have social interactions through their TV sets.
IDC projects that 3D printers units will have a compound growth rate of 59 percent and revenue growing by 29 percent from 2012 to 2017.
More TV shows will employ the use of mobile devices to participate in the program. TV shows will include hashtags to continue the conversation online.
The Fight for Privacy
The fight for privacy from the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs will continue into 2014.
More and more people will continue to join the smartphone users as one billion smartphones are predicted to sell worldwide in 2014.
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