As we know, technology is constantly evolving. By the time you get the hang of new technology, a newer version becomes available. That’s why it’s helpful to understand upcoming trends in the technological world. The following are three of the biggest trends to look for in 2021.

Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality

The next exceptional technology trend – Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), and Extended Reality (ER). VR immerses the user in an environment while AR enhances their environment. VR and AR usually work in tandem with other technologies, like machine learning. Up until this point, these technologies were mainly used in video games but in 2021, look for virtual reality and augmented reality to become more infused into things like marketing, education, and training.

AI And Machine Learning

AI has been a top trend for the past decade, but with COVID-19, it’s reached a new level of popularity. The AI market will grow to a $190 billion industry by 2025 with global spending on cognitive and AI systems reaching over $57 billion in 2021.  


Although most people think of blockchain technology in relation to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain offers security that is useful in many other ways. For example, banks may begin to use blockchain technology in 2021 because it eliminates the need for validation or a third party to oversee transactions. However, in order for these technologies to work, the company needs to hire a blockchain developer, which is not common. Look for more and more people to go into this field though in the coming years.

Internet of Things (IOT)

While the IOT, or Internet of Things, has been a part of our lives for a long time by this point, but look for IOT to become even larger in 2021. Our home devices, cars, and even our refrigerators sometimes. If you wear a Fitbit every day, you are already engaging in IOT. Where will it come into play in 2021? It will offer a better sense of safety, efficiency, and decision-making for businesses as data is collected and analyzed. 

As we come out the other side of a global pandemic, 2021 has lots of exciting technologies in-store. Virtual and augmented reality will become part of our everyday lives. Additionally, AI, machine learning, and blockchain will start to become infused in almost every career.