2020: After a Decade of Tech Growth

Looking back on the last decade, it’s pretty clear that technology has come a long way. In 2010, less than a quarter of the population had a smart phone. These days, they’re ubiquitous!

Another major change in the last decade is the arrival of streaming video. Although Streaming services have been around for more than a decade, it was a little more rare back then and generally required high end equipment and more than a little trouble-shooting. Once again, streaming is available just about anywhere WiFi is. Even on those smart phones that everybody seems to have!

All kinds of information – anywhere

Between Google, Wikipedia, and Youtube, you can find a whole lot of what you need to know – any time, any place. It’s everywhere these days so it’s easy to take for granted, but it really is amazing to think about how far things have come.

Increasingly powerful – and compact – computers have enabled all sorts of devices from smart TVs to smart home hubs. LED lights glow in a million colors – controlled remotely from a smart phone app, or through an algorithm programmed in to a local Raspberry Pi.

And maybe you can even just say: “Hey Google, what time is the Super Bowl this year?” And you’ll hear:

Super Bowl LIV 2020 will be at 6:30 PM on Sunday, February 2

All times are in Eastern Time.


But there’s still room for the future, too…

Unfortunately, we still don’t have flying cars or hover boards. Drones are starting to come awfully close, though, and I wouldn’t be surprised if ten years from now we’re looking back at all the things they can do that we take for granted. Functional prototypes of drone-based hover boards do exist, but they’re not available for the mass consumer market just yet.

Virtual reality has also arrived, but it still seems to be in a very early phase. Oculus Rift and now the all in one Oculus Quest have provided an introduction to a new way of interacting with games and visual representations of real and fantastical places. By 2030, they’ll probably be in 4k resolution and found in just about every home.

Get your tech up to speed

If you’re not already feeling like you’re in the future, it might be time to catch up on your technology solutions. Whether at business or at home, technology helps us get things done and get the most out of our time. If it’s incorrectly set up, malfunctioning, or just too dated, you’re not taking advantage of what’s available. Stay tuned for additional information about contacting Future Florida Tech for home and business technology solutions here in Jacksonville, Florida. In the meantime, here’s hoping that your future is bright!