Tech trends in 2021

1.Working from Home Technology

Due to the pandemic, face-to-face working and visiting has been a problem, and working from home a new trend. 

Dropbox said all of its staff could work from home in October, 2020. Twitter followed suit.

Video conference makes it efficient for people to work together at different spaces. Not only that, you can also see doctors online, which save the waiting time for small issues like sneezing.



2.Virtual Reality Education

Students can’t go to school like they used to do, and they don’t have to. Online education technology and virtual reality education makes it possible for them to get educated from home.

VR education can transform the way educational content is delivered; it provides students with a better sense of place and scale learning experiences. 

Students can learn by doing, and that’s one-way virtual reality can be used to enhance student learning and engagement



3.New Retail

It's been a rough year for many retailers. Online shopping went into highway, as customers are lockdown at home.

New retail is a term Alibaba used to describe the blending of offline and online commerce. 

Mom-and-pop stores and retail stores are facing a new technology, and experiencing a digital makeover. 

Giants like Amazon has been reported to build up its Go store chain, and ‘future shops’ that don’t have checkouts or even staffs are expanding.

For customers, shops like Go store minimize contacts and save the troubles of the checkout line.



4.Autopilot Cars

A few years ago, we only see it in sci-fi movies or TV series. Now it’s already happening.

As it’s reported by Reuters, Apple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own battery technology.

Besides popular names like Tesla and Alphabet who are chasing self-driving cars, a list of auto brands and other tech heavyweights are also investing in autonomous R&D.

Amazon has been doing experiments with autonomous package delivery over the last decade. In September 2019, Amazon said that it planned to put 100,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road by 2030, with deliveries starting as soon as 2021.


In China, Didi Chuxing is testing robotaxi services. As of June 2020, customers can use the Didi app to hail self-driving cars for free in a designated test area in Shanghai.



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