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Emerging Tech Predictions for 2022: From Blockchain (Cryptocurrency and NFTs) to IoT (XR and UX)

  • 5 mths ago

Nobody calls up an MSP or solution provider and says “Hi, I’d like to buy some more blockchain and internet of things please.” And yet both technologies increasingly are the foundations for innovative solutions capable of solving a multitude of customers' business problems. Which means they represent a big opportunity for tech companies who can integrate the technologies into their current portfolios.

There’s been a lot of activity lately around both blockchain and IoT within businesses, and even more is expected this year. With that in mind, we asked members of CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council and IoT Advisory Council for their thoughts on what to expect in 2022. Here’s what they had to say:

NFTs Evolve to Represent More Than Digital Art

“Next year, we’ll see the evolution of NFTs.  Today, people are thinking of NFTs as digital art and its metadata.  This is just the start, NFTs can represent any unique digital asset.  So, what does this really mean? It means everything from birth certificates to property deeds will be stored on a blockchain [providing an immutable record of these unique assets].” – Barry Mosakowski, blockchain architect
IBM

Extended Reality Innovations in IoT Improve Collaboration, More

“In 2022, I expect to see accelerated adoption of extended reality (XR) technology in the realm of IoT.  Digital transformation driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, massive XR investments from companies like Meta, and the rise of 5G have unleashed the potential to implement immersive solutions at scale that many thought were far away just a few years ago. It will be exciting to see all the ways XR solutions that incorporate IoT data will enable a wave of innovations bridging the real world and digital world to improve collaboration while unlocking new experiences and efficiencies. Expect to see accelerated use of the combined technologies in areas such as training, construction, field service, healthcare, and smart cities.” – Brandon Fuhr, co-founder and CEO, XReps

Energy Companies Will Mine Cryptocurrency to Counter Market Volatility

“Next year, I'm looking forward to the increased synergy of Bitcoin mining and the energy sector. States like Texas and Wyoming are leading the way in making energy production more efficient by using cryptocurrency mining operations as a buffer against the volatility found in carbon and renewable energy sources.” – Eric Powell, founder of Rylet Industries

IoT, AI Innovations Continue to Transform Healthcare

“Medical devices are becoming more connected and smarter. The pandemic accelerated the demand for remote healthcare monitoring, both by the medical community and by consumers. Huge advancements were made in 2021 in diabetes technology and continuous glucose monitors (CGM). These will continue to grow as the FDA catches up on their backlog of approvals. And we'll see this expand in Invitro (IVD), cardiovascular, and ophthalmic devices.” – Kathleen Glass, founder and CEO, Oinkodomeo

Continue reading: https://connect.comptia.org/blog/emerging-tech-predictions-for-2022-from-blockchain-(cryptocurrency-and-nfts)-to-iot-(xr-and-ux)

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