Technology: The Future of Society
01 Aug 22
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Those born in the 21st century will be unaware of what life was like before the Internet. Ever since the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, its connective technology has rapidly evolved into an essential part of our lives.
From the nature of play now involving children sitting in front of screens for longer, to the increase in remote working from a professional perspective, there’s no doubt that technology has become an entity that we can’t live without.
Let’s explore some key technology trends that we need to be looking out for. As we head into 2023, a computing degree from the University of Bolton can give you the chance to enter the dynamic and evolving world of digital technology with confidence.
What’s the first thing that comes to your head when you think of emerging computer trends? Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be far from your mind if you have a passion for technology. By reducing the amount of time that it takes to complete an activity to decrease the risk of failure, AI is the next big development when we think of the future of big data. By enhancing human intelligence, we can expect to see improved abilities of individuals across a wide range of skills.
You might be wondering why artificial intelligence is a core principle if you are considering a computing degree. Its unique working style gives it the scope to continue motivating people and capturing their imaginations long into their careers; encouraging researchers to keep coming up with better cloud computing systems or neural networks.
AI is key to the future of computing, and we know this. At Bolton University, our BSc (Hons) Computing course includes an emerging technologies module; teaching you the latest industry trends to boost your computing passion and enhance your future career prospects.
The Introduction of the ‘Metaverse’
The metaverse is an exciting prospect. Next year, we will expect to start gaining an understanding of how people in the 1980s felt when the Internet was first created. Of course, 2023 technology trends won’t see us completely living in the metaverse, but we will begin to see the impact that it will have on our lives in 5-10 years’ time. To avoid being too late to adapt, emphasis needs to be placed on the predicted move to a more decentralised network, creating an improved user interface which in turn will make technology easier to use. The roll-out of this in society will mark the real beginning of the metaverse!
Wi-Fi 6 and 5G
We are living in a society with an increasing need to access the Internet on the go, which makes wireless networking essential. Those with the newest iPhone and Samsung smartphones are also lucky enough to benefit from the latest 5G technology, giving them the fastest mobile broadband; creating high-speed video streaming in social networks and online services with minimal signal transmission delays.
From a professional viewpoint, 5G has already created the ability for many employees to complete a permanent move to remote work. The faster network speed has allowed for companies to implement more automated and aligned systems. This has been amplified since the coronavirus pandemic, causing the closure of offices and increased job satisfaction amongst employees engaging in hybrid working.
Moving into technology trends for 2023 we can expect to see the rollout of wi-fi 6, which will play a pivotal part in further increasing the speed of our internet connection, and making it more stable. However, it also plays a role in connecting more devices to one network point; taking wireless technology to a new level and having a lasting impact on businesses:
- Creating new support for services and systems
- Higher speed and service level of existing services
- The ability to serve customers in high-load environments
- Popularising remote and wireless offices
Studying a computing degree at Bolton
Interested in a career in computing that will give you direct access to these latest technological developments?
A BSc (Hons) Computing degree could be a great path for your career to take. At Bolton University, we offer a far-reaching and flexible undergraduate course that is designed to support you with focussed attention, industry-standard insights, and excellent IT resources.
Our computing degree gives students a wide-ranging programme and allows you to zoom in on the technological aspects of the subject where your strengths and interests lie. Whether your interest is machine learning, artificial intelligence, or cyber security, the course is tailored to ensure you get the best outcome for your future career. Our focus on each individual student is also reflected in our Student Satisfaction scores for computing; voted 1st in the UK!*
If you think that Bolton could be for you, take your first step towards joining our Centre for Applied Computer Science by taking a further look at our full course details.
Join the technological revolution through Clearing
Looking for a simple way of applying to Bolton? Take a look at our Clearing page. It is open until 19 September and can offer you a great opportunity to come and meet us; finding out about the supportive learning environment that we are proud to offer our students.
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*Complete University Guide – 2022 – UK