Predicting Emerging Tech Market Trends Beyond 2020
The pace of change in consumer electronics is break-neck. Technology labeled “emerging” last year may very well be fully matured already—or it could be labeled a bust and be deemed “the next 3D TV.”
In all honesty, it’s tough writing about any of the consumer tech markets you’ll see in the next few pages and labeling them as emerging. Virtual reality, augmented reality, drones, smart home tech, 3D printing, robotics, wearables, and even voice control have all been in the consumer lexicon for what feels like years now. But while they’ve been present at multiple CES events now, these tech markets are still the newest markets we have the opportunity to look at up close.
What makes them “emerging” markets still to this day is the simple fact that we’re still seeing so much innovation in each and every one. Even wearables, which have been beaten and battered in the press over the past few months, continue to evolve with each and every press release that rolls across our desks. Then you have a space like voice control that truly is emerging. Since the introduction of our dear friend Siri in 2011, digital voice assistants have evolved into many different forms, most notably as the hub of the smart home with services like Amazon’s Alexa. And that’s surely just the beginning for that space.