Published By : 22 Dec 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
This year saw a number of remarkable technological developments thanks to penetration of high speed internet and strong research activities. South Korean tech giant Samsung believes that 2016 will continue this trend, but also see a shift towards a more immersive, emotive, and sensorial technology, which many are calling smart empathy.
This beginning of the touchable or ‘tactile’ internet phase can be attributed to virtual reality and innovations. Consumers have been expecting more of their interactions with technology. This means there will be increased demand for devices that not just serve a particular function or purpose, but are genuinely smart and can seamlessly integrate with daily activities and lifestyle. Moreover, they should be able to enhance and amplify everyday experiences in innovative and meaningful ways.
Phygital dimension is yet another prediction that the technology sector is likely to face. Phygital dimension refers to the merging of the digital and physical world.
It is no surprise that smart devices will continue to change the world and how people interact with each other or go about their daily tasks. Driverless cars are one such invention. Driverless cars have gone on from being just an idea of science fiction to an actual promise of greatly reduced traffic and significantly better road safety. Even though the technology is still at the beginning of its journey, the process is likely to pick up speed with large corporate investments. In fact, Samsung just recently announced the setting up of a new team that will focus specifically on automotive technology such as in-car navigation and entertainment and other driverless innovations.
Camille Hammerer, head of the Trend Experience Lab at the London based Design and Innovation Center at Samsung, along with Felix Heck, Samsung Design Europe’s Head of Office believe that the coming year will definitely bring a lot of surprises for the technology sector.