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Gartner Top 10 Tech Trends 2019

Here are the ​10 top tech trends you need to understand right now

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Tech analyst firm Gartner has compiled a list of the top ten strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2019. According to Garner, these technologies have substantial disruptive potential and are either on the edge of making a big impact, or could reach a tipping point in the next five years.
The analyst firm's top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 include:
Autonomous things
This includes robots, drones and autonomous vehicles that use AI to automate functions previously performed by humans. The next shift is likely to be from standalone intelligent things to swarms of collaborative devices working either independently or with human input, Gartner predicts. For example, a drone could decide that a field is ready for harvesting, and dispatch a robot harvester. "Or in the delivery market, the most effective solution may be to use an autonomous vehicle to move packages to the target area. Robots and drones on board the vehicle could then ensure final delivery of the package," said Cearley.
[MVIS Opportunity: Consumer LIDAR, Automotive (Robotic) LIDAR -- Ed.]
Edge computing
Edge computing is a growing area of interest, mostly for now driven by the IoT and the need keep the processing close to the edge of the network rather than in a central cloud server. Over the next five years, specialised AI chips, along with greater processing power, storage and other advanced capabilities, will be added to a wider array of edge devices, Gartner said. In the long term, 5G will offer lower latency, higher bandwidth, and enable more edge endpoints per square kilometre.
[PM and Sumit Sharma recently gave a presentation that describes MVIS AI at the Edge value proposition. MVIS Opportunity: Interactive Projection, Consumer LIDAR, Augmented Reality Displays -- Ed.]
Immersive experience
Gartner looks beyond virtual reality and augmented reality to a future model of immersive user experience, where we connect with the digital world across hundreds of surrounding edge devices. These include traditional computing devices, wearables, cars, environmental sensors and consumer appliances.
"This multi-experience environment will create an ambient experience in which the spaces that surround us define 'the computer' rather than the individual devices. In effect, the environment is the computer," said Cearly.
[MVIS Opportunity: Augmented Reality Displays, Interactive Projection, Display Only -- Ed.]
Smart spaces
A smart space is a physical or digital environment in which humans and technology-enabled systems interact, like smart citiesdigital workplaces, smart homes and connected factories. Gartner said this area is growing fast, with smart spaces becoming an integral part of our daily lives.
[MVIS Opportunity: Augmented Reality Displays, Interactive Projection, Display Only -- Ed.]