A new year is upon us, and not just that, but a new decade as well. This means we have many expectations, whether or not 2019 and the 2010s met your technical and digital expectations. Are you looking forward to a new phone, a new laptop, or new smart home devices? What are you looking for out of tech in 2020?
With some mobile companies claiming that 2020 is the year for 5G, Simon would love to see “some practical, obtainable way to use 5G this year.”
Sayak believes that our lives will continue to depend on smartphones in 2020. He is “looking forward to a foldable big-screen gadget that can replace my laptop for good.” He’d like it to have intuitive zoom so that he can read properly, noting that periscope zoom technology interests him. He’d also like it to last a very long time with a simple charge, as he’s tired of taking a charger along everywhere. He has a feeling next year he’ll finally find the device that he needs.
Andrew would like to see more user-friendly blockchain-based technology and more apps/systems using AI to personalize. As for his own needs, he is “finally going to have all my devices using USB-C for everything” to simplify his cable situation.
Ryan wants to see “more affordable Active Noise Cancellation headphone options.” He notes that Bose and Sony are the leaders in the field and carry a hefty charge, with nothing that justifies the inflated price tag. With regard to AirPods Pro, he wonders if Apple will start to think about sustainability over profit since you can’t replace the batteries inside AirPods, and they often need to be replaced after a year and a half.
Odysseas would “love the impossible: a return to the classic approach of tech, back when ‘computing’ was still a term and people were using tech to be creative, make things, and find solutions to problems.” He’d like to see that instead of tech consuming crappy content with online fights about whether the SJWs or gamers, men or women, left or right, up or down, and red or blue are the best. This excludes the cases where the fights are about whether the C64 was better than the Amstrad 6128, which he believes it was.
This question was a tough one for me, as there aren’t many ways my tech needs aren’t met. I lead a simple tech life, being 100 percent mobile. However, if there were one thing that could make that better, it would be for there to always be mobile options. There are still times when mobile computing doesn’t have the same options as desktop.
What are your tech needs and desires for this next year and possibly the decade? Do you have thoughts on a specific device or an allover option for your tech in general? What are you looking for out of tech in 2020? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.