The world is an ever-changing place and technology plays a huge role in that. During the 2010s, there were many significant technological advances that helped pioneer the inventions being made during this decade. Experts believe that this decade will be even more significant as far as technological advances go — so much so that they’ll be able to change society.
Although cell phones were already invented in the early 2010s, they didn’t run as quickly and efficiently as they do today. In 2011, phones were upgraded from 3G to 4G networks, thus offering faster speeds and reducing the download time for an 800MB movie from 5 hours to 43 seconds. This resulted in the use of social media, music streaming, and even online shopping.
Speaking of social media, this was another aspect of technology that rose to popularity during this decade. Social media shifted from desktops to smartphones, which increased its use now that people had it on the go. As a result of this, advertisers began to take advantage and spent most of their budget advertising on social media sites.
In 2012, precision medicine came around and helped to determine the most suitable treatment option for illness and proactively identify health risks. Gene editing also came around, which showed promise in treating blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and other genetic conditions.
What to Expect This Decade
Thanks to the many innovations of the 2010s, this decade is looking brighter than ever in terms of technological advances. For example, 5G networks are now being implemented, transportation is going electric, and robotics continues to make its way into new industries.
Improvements are also being made in artificial intelligence, which can benefit areas such as conducting surgery, cooking, delivering food, and more. Artificial intelligence can also improve telemedicine, which offers an alternative to in-person doctor visits. Telemedicine is likely to become more and more popular over the years as technology reduces costs and adds convenience and could even lead to enhanced diagnoses and treatment.