Technology is now evolving at such a rapid pace that annual predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they even go live as a published blog post or article. Several advances have made this possible including safe and effective wireless networking, reliable long-lived batteries to run mobile devices, ever tinier and more powerful microchips, lightweight portable flat-panel touch screens, and innovative input techniques.
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In 1937, the American sociologist Read Bain wrote that “technology includes all tools, machines, utensils, weapons, instruments, housing, clothing, communicating and transporting devices and the skills by which we produce and use them.” 6 Bain’s definition remains common among scholars today, especially social scientists.
And it means keeping your eyes on the future, to know which skills you’ll need to know and what types of jobs you want to be qualified to do. Here are eight technology trends you should watch for in 2020, and some of the jobs that will be created by these trends.
This misconception has led to numerous people getting an new HDTV set home and then finding that they’re dissatisfied with the picture that it produces because they’re displaying normal TV on it. Depending on the size of the HDTV screen and whether or not it has built in upconversion technology, normal TV programming might look even worse on an HDTV display than it does on an old fashioned TV set.