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How Will Future Technology Change Social Media?by@dmytrospilka

How Will Future Technology Change Social Media?

by Dmytro SpilkaJanuary 31st, 2023
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Future technology is an ever-changing sphere that requires a lot more than just old tech browsing online for hours on end.
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Just like any other form of technology, future innovations in science and social media alike are only as good as the people involved in them. 

Meaningful change will only come when you happen to be a part of their evolution. Future technology is an ever-changing sphere that requires a lot more than just old tech browsing online for hours on end. That being said, let’s explore four key technological developments and look at how they can bring meaningful change to the world of social media:

1. The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things will allow for the gathering and analysis of data from smart devices such as thermostats, sensors in your home or car, or even your body to give you unprecedented knowledge about where you live or work.

This can carry great weight in the development of social media, with platforms potentially accessible from multiple devices that range beyond smartphones, PCs, and tablets.

The Internet of Things can bring great levels of depth to the social media experience, with the potential for biometric readings to offer greater interaction with our health, and the potential to even curate content based on our mood.

2. Smartphone Sidekicks

Smartphone Sidekicks will act as a secondary screen that can be used to display additional information. These accompaniments behave in a similar manner to that of leading smartwatches on the market today, and the technology can help to incorporate more natural gestures and movements - rather than relying on touch screen mechanics. 

One of the good examples of this are the new Samsung devices that include an additional screen, for instance, Galaxy Z Fold 4. 

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These additional screens are generally used to show basic info like time, date and other widgets. However, Galaxy Z Fold 4 includes a fully-functioning additional screen.

3. Gestural Interfaces

Gestural Interfaces are cool ways to use your body in order to control objects, devices, or software. Users can produce signs and symbols to trigger events, or interactions. One of the major benefits is that it makes functions feel more immersive because users have the power to physically channel their thoughts into reality by miming gestures into control mechanisms.

These functions are partially present when using VR headsets already. However, additional handheld equipment is still needed for gestural interfaces within VR.

4. Augmented Reality

(Graph showing the number of mobile augmented reality (AR) active user devices worldwide from 2019 to 2024. Source: Statista)

Augmented Reality is one of the more widely known terms across the field of technology today. AR is the overlay of digital images on top of the real world. It allows for a new way to communicate and bring new information to life. 

Users can see city maps, video call with friends no matter where they are, or even show what their favorite foods would look like in a recipe and their impact on their body. It’s even possible to see data come to life as it relates to everyday life.

These are just a few of the ways that science and social media will be connected in the future. Not only do we have to consider the social impact these new technologies will have, but also how they will change the way we interact with other people. 

There are ways to alter your future by knowing how the tech world will change the way we communicate, and that is by learning how to do better. Being proactive in your social media interactions will help pave the way for more people to consider it an important part of their lives.

What does the future hold?

Future Technology is one of the most important things to think about. This is a very interesting subject that many people have thought about because of how quickly society has changed and how much we use social media. 

Some people believe that this technology is going to become more like an addiction, and some think that it is already an addiction. Some people agree with me and some disagree. There are a lot of reasons why people think that way. It all has to do with how much time people spend on it. Some people think that it is too much time and others think that it is just enough.

In the future, technology will become a lot more advanced and that we will be able to do a lot more with technology. In the future, we may be able to have actual 3D avatars rather than facetime. 

More advancements in technology are changing our lives, whether it is at a personal level or an organizational one. It was only 25 years ago that the first color television was introduced to the market, and now over 90% of American households own a digital device. In fact, there are over two billion new devices being released every year.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in 2013, global technology spending rose to $1.9 trillion dollars. This is the highest amount of spending in seventeen years and the 6th consecutive year of growth. The U.S. has been leading this growth at 20%, while Western Europe, with a 12% growth rate, and Japan, with 10%, have also seen double-digit increases in technology spending during this time period. This is a clear indication of how fast technology can grow and gives hope for the future.