When things change, they tend to be better, but sometimes, some trends exist simply because they have become trendy for a while. Trends can be good or bad, but that depends on the context and usually, history tells us what is right.
When one year ends and another comes, trends tend to change, giving us opportunities to explore new options, because some trends end up with discounts and new technology for cheaper prices.
2021 is upon us and we have new trends on the horizon. Here are some of them.
Streaming Is Very Popular – Movies and TV Shows
When the world suffers from a global pandemic, things tend to slow down. This is troublesome for many people, from large companies to small-time business owners, to individuals who have to make a living doing something, but they cannot realistically leave their houses.
Streaming became a way to handle the world, watching movies and TV shows online. This is one of the ways that people have been coping with being locked in their houses or having restricted access to shops, not to mention that socialization has also suffered.
Streaming helps and the movie and TV industry has not really stopped, giving everybody something to watch, at least something new.
Smart Gadgets – A Smart Home and Accessories
Since 2020, most people have either been confined to their homes or have worked from home due to a global pandemic. With that in mind, gadgets have still been developing and people have had access to them for a while, but only found it recently to actually purchase them.
Smart homes and gadgets have been here for a couple of years but 2021 saw a rise in their usage. From smart light bulbs to air conditioning and refrigerators and washing machines, everything is in a network and you can control it remotely. Whether this is a good or bad thing, it remains to be seen.
Smartphones with No Chargers – A “Green” Future
Large smartphone companies started removing chargers from their standard packaging and consumers would have to purchase them separately. This is a problem because what it appears is that they have made their business greener, but it is only on paper.
Consumers still need chargers and they will purchase them, only to end up spending more energy on a different package, paper, plastic, as well as the energy spent for shipping. This is a bad trend and everybody hopes that it will go away.
Trends are sometimes good, sometimes bad, but all in all, they come and go. Technology trends can be interesting, particularly because they can point us to what the future might bring. These are some of the technology trends for 2021 that were noticed so far.