Gartner top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Gartner has released their top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018. In at number 7 is the immersive experience including AR VR and MR (mixed reality).

Here’s what Gartner has to say about it:

Augmented Reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality are changing the way that people perceive and interact with the digital world. Combined with conversational platforms, a fundamental shift in the user experience to an invisible and immersive experience will emerge. Application vendors, system software vendors and development platform vendors will all compete to deliver this model.

Over the next five years the focus will be on mixed reality, which is emerging as the immersive experience of choice, where the user interacts with digital and real-world objects while maintaining a presence in the physical world. Mixed reality exists along a spectrum and includes head-mounted displays (HMD) for AR or VR, as well as smartphone- and tablet-based AR. Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, Apple’s release of ARkit and iPhone X, Google’s Tango and ARCore, and the availability of cross-platform AR software development kits such as Wikitude, we expect the battles for smartphone-based AR and MR to heat up in 2018.

Other technologies predicted to be trending in 2018 are: AI foundation, intelligent apps and analytics, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platforms, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust.

Their full report can be read here.



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