Last year, crypto took the world by storm. Heck, even the farthest barrios in Central Luzon had someone with a smartphone and data connection toiling night and day on play-to-earn games.
But blockchain, though the favorite buzzword and indeed the rightful king to the tech spotlight in the past year, there were still undeniable progress in other technological fields. Indeed, tech has enjoyed an invigoration and has leapt by extreme bounds following a global pandemic.
Back in 2020, tech-related to remote work and distance learning helped countless institutions in traversing the rough road of adjusting to the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These led to the proliferation of hybrid solutions to jumpstart the economy and education especially for the Philippines.
The retail, customer service, and finance side on the other hand, proved to be a boon in transitioning to the new normal, especially when businesses where at their knees and people not wanting to expose themselves while fulfilling their most basic needs.
Of course, advances in healthcare proved to be much beneficial, not only to the government side, but for the citizens in inquiring about their health through online means. And as mentioned above, entertainment and online gaming tech trends stole the show to cap a rather eccentric yet exciting year for tech in 2020.
To name a few, advances in computing power, artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, 5G, and cybersecurity were seen in 2022 banking on the progress these fields made in the previous year.
The recent trends has shifted our mindset on all fronts. Going digital, a luxury for some in the past has now become the mandatory norm in order to keep up with the changing times.
From changes in education to how we deal with our health, picking out your next meal to how we transact our business, the great migration online proved to be a means to an end: to let concepts in technological development roam free.
Given the circumstance, these trends have all but expedited our exodus to the digital world.
And the migration has not only started with big-ticket projects and ideas from silicon valley giants or fortune 500 companies, it has also trickled down to everyday digital interaction.