Advancements in computer technology are never only on one front, the technological growth in one aspect of computing is always intertwined with technological growth in another. In this article, we look at some of the recent advancements in computer technology.

1. 5G

5G seems set to take the world by storm; recent studies at Samsung have revealed that 5G promises unforeseen speeds of 7.5Gbps and can genuinely power the future. With technological advancement in fields such as gaming, automation and internet of things, unparalleled high-speed internet was required for the proper functioning of all these. 5G is also potentially touted to be the driving force for fully automated housing, with everything from the lights to the washing machine to be hooked up to a wireless network.

2. VR/AR

For a considerable period of time, Virtual and augmented reality looked like a dream and something that couldn’t be replicated from science fiction. But since 2016, the growth of AR/VR has been significant. VR has moved away from just gaming and entertainment to other sectors. AR which is slightly different from VR in terms of how computer technology is used, virtual reality is where the user plunges into the artificial world where his interaction is only with the computer or machine. But augmented reality is where the user is assisted by computing senses that enhance the real-world experience of the user. Augmented reality is being talked up to every possible industry, be it gaming, entertainment, medicine or general office functioning. Augmented reality is set to the world by storm, with Virtual reality not too far behind.

3. CPS


CPS or cyber-physical systems are a computing marvel that has taken every industry by storm, most of you would be wondering what exactly CPS does. Well here is the more common name that might be able to jerk your memory. CPS is basically the Internet of Things (IoT), high functioning systems that can manipulate the environment that it is present in due to the presence of hardware and software reinforcement present in physical systems. With every country in the world trying to build cities that are smart in terms of medicine, functioning, manufacturing, air-control and transportation, it is required for physical components of the systems to be able to adapt and manipulate the changing environment to significantly increase the safety, capability and reliability of the system. Internet of Things has taken the world by storm and cannot be achieved without the advancement of computer technologies in every aspect. At present, the output capabilities of IoT is very modest, to say the least, and would take a considerable amount of time before it can be scaled to the masses as essential critical systems for operations and functioning purposes.