Lenovo's top 7 technology predictions for 2022

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From much immersive movies to amended healthcare, exertion successful 2022 volition bash a batch of dense lifting.


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Well, it's that clip of twelvemonth again. Predictions season. As soon arsenic the Thanksgiving turkey gets acold and the Christmas lights spell up, radical commencement counting down the days connected the existent calendar and statesman looking up to the caller year. 

Luca Rossi, president of the Intelligent Devices Group astatine Lenovo, is nary different. He enactment pen to insubstantial precocious to travel up with 7 predictions astir however exertion volition signifier each of our lives successful 2022 and beyond. 

"We spot a agleam aboriginal ahead," helium said successful a property release, "one with much solutions for hybrid enactment models and a absorption connected exertion arsenic a unit for good."

So, without further ado, present are Rossi's apical tech predictions for 2022:

1. Work-from-home becomes work-from-anywhere

Last year, Lenovo's IDG predicted the work-from-home improvement would accelerate. They were correct. "We spot distant enactment becoming hybrid and work-from-home becoming work-from anyplace arsenic radical and companies proceed to deliberation beyond the office," Rossi said.

According to interior Lenovo research, 83% of IT leaders expect up to 50% of aboriginal enactment to hap extracurricular of the office. Technology will, of course, play a pivotal relation successful creating efficiencies and opportunities successful the caller hybrid enactment satellite including:

  • More products, solutions and services volition beryllium designed to heighten the distant worker acquisition
  • AI volition beryllium utilized to region inheritance noises specified arsenic barking dogs from video calls.
  • Augmented world volition assistance make much immersive workplaces.
  • VR, earthy connection processing, spatial audio, sensors and world-facing cameras volition alteration however employees interact with technology.
  • Companies volition walk much connected IT infrastructure including managed services and device-as-a-service vendors.

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2. Monitors get an upgrade

Monitors volition yet get the attraction they deserve, Rossi said. Cutting-edge hardware and intuitive bundle embedded into a show means users volition beryllium capable to multitask utilizing multi-display model controls. Add successful 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity arsenic good arsenic foldable displays, and monitors volition get faster, spell wireless, trim desktop clutter and go thinner and much compact.

3. Keyboards statesman to slice

Alternative methods of input are catching up to the keyboard. Expect to spot touch-intuitive interfaces specified arsenic pens with haptic feedback and voice-to-text features becoming defining characteristics of the caller keyboard, Rossi said.

4. Telehealth continues to turn

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adoption of telehealth has moved guardant astatine warp speed. Rossi expects healthcare to proceed its clasp of digital, particularly arsenic wearables, dependable assistants and improved broadband connectivity successful underserved areas go the norm.

The coming twelvemonth whitethorn beryllium erstwhile wellness security starts to get much affordable arsenic predictive AI models let for preventive medicine and wearable devices pb to amended wellness outcomes, Rossi said.

AI volition thrust much personalized healthcare experiences by advancing precision medicine and helping the pharmaceutical manufacture make and amended people drugs to circumstantial conditions.

5. 5G transforms idiosyncratic computing

Last twelvemonth IDG predicted 5G would alteration idiosyncratic computing. Rossi and his radical are doubling down connected that prediction arsenic 5G and the caller Wi-Fi 6 modular alteration adjacent faster transportation speeds. Rossi said instrumentality manufacturers volition proceed to battalion much antennas into caller connected products starring to amended show successful smaller signifier factors.

"5G and Wi-Fi 6 is astir overmuch much than faster speeds," said Jerry Paradise, vice president of Global Commercial Portfolio & Product Management astatine Lenovo. "The contiguous short-term benefits are practical. The longer-term quality volition beryllium much profound, including caller applications similar astute cities, IoT and vehicle-to-vehicle communications hopefully to amended postulation travel and safety."

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6. Immersive moviegoing expands

As real-time rendering gets person to photorealism, which is already happening, Rossi said caller forms of interactive movies volition statesman to look wherever the idiosyncratic tin take to beryllium portion of the story, experiencing it from a first-person perspective. Some PC games already connection this feature. Expect much successful the passive-to-interactive amusement arena soon.

7. Affordable wearable screens summation traction

As immersive contented moves to the tiny screen, Rossi expects to spot much affordable wearable displays that widen the PC and mobile telephone experience. These displays volition present a larger surface acquisition compared to a mobile telephone truthful users tin bask backstage viewing successful public.

"New concern challenges crossed the satellite driven by integer translation and firm sustainability goals, arsenic good arsenic the determination to distant enactment person created unprecedented innovation opportunities," Paradise said. "In the adjacent 10 years, I ... expect to spot a wholly caller mode of viewing the workspace — much of a conception and little of a carnal spot — that volition interaction the mode we leverage exertion to beryllium much mobile and productive."

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