15 Technology Trends You Can Expect to See Dominate 2018

Helpful robots! Cars that drive themselves! Yes, the high-tech lifestyle we were promised in "The Jetsons" is finally here. Are you ready?

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You'll have fitness expert workouts in your home

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"The integration of smart fitness with workouts at home is a growing trend. Think cycling—you can set up your bike on a trainer, click on your tablet, and do a cycling class or simulate a race with friends or strangers from all over the world. The trend is extending to running on treadmills and other sports as well. All you need is the right smart hardware and a subscription to one of the workout content providers. It is really a game changer in terms of providing interesting and challenging workouts at home. An exciting trend we are seeing for 2018 is that the price point on smart home fitness tech appears to be dropping, making it more accessible to more people."—Paul Johnson, Founder of Complete Tri

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Your computer will tell you if you blew that deal

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"It's been proven that face-to-face interactions improve relationships—both in business and personal life. In 2018 and beyond, we'll start to see artificial intelligence play a larger role in the process of relationship building among colleagues, customers, and partners. Facial recognition technology will be built into remote collaboration tools to read visual cues. Why does this matter? It will enable a meeting host to pivot their conversation if needed, and inform more effective post-meeting follow-up. For instance, a salesperson will know the likelihood that they closed a deal or an advertising executive will be informed that the idea they are presenting to clients is falling flat."—Jim Somers, VP of Marketing for Collaboration at LogMeIn

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You'll get into eSports—literally

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"The gaming industry has paved the way for immersive entertainment. This has led to a monumental rise in the popularity of eSports. By 2019, viewership of eSports, among those who watch one or more times a month, is expected to grow from 90 million to 180 million viewers with revenue expected to surpass the billion mark. In comparison, on average, only 20 million viewers tuned in for the 2016 NBA Finals. The next evolution of eSports will be immersive. VR eSports leagues exist and will only get more popular as the hardware paves the way for new entrants."—Tom Edwards, Chief Digital Officer at Epsilon

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Cryptocurrency will cash in

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"In 2017, the cryptocurrency market cap has grown from $18 billion to $200 billion, cementing its place in the global economy. And this is only the beginning. Many of the big institutional funds have yet to join the market. The general public is mostly unaware of how to utilize cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin. This is the start of a whole new era. Blockchain technology will have an impact as influential as the era of the Internet, if not more, which will fuel cryptocurrencies as a whole into 2018 and beyond."— Simon Yu, CEO of StormX

Cameras will make you smile

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"Cameras are evolving rapidly from simple point-and-shoot devices to intelligent vision systems that integrate advanced computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technologies to not only provide great video but also information about objects and people within the video. This will help make the videos and pictures better automatically—with better exposure or better framing of video and pictures—and will generate information that enables self-driving cars and drones to navigate better and more safely."—Aurangzeb Khan, Founder and CEO of Altia Systems

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Your pizza will be delivered in a car that drove itself

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According to The Verge, "Ford and Domino's Pizza are teaming up to test self-driving pizza delivery cars in Michigan as part of an effort to better understand how customers respond to and interact with autonomous vehicles." Ford, like many other car makers, is investing heavily in research and development for self-driving cars and hopes to bring them to market by 2021.

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