5 technology outcomes of 2014

30. Dec, 2014

2014 is coming to an end and technology wise it has been a mixed year in my opinion. In generel, not a lot of mainstream breakthroughs have seen the light of day, but it seems like many industries have been building up this year. Here are 5 Examples:

  1. Bitcoin (or digital currencies in general) has got support from amazing companies and wild infrastructure in 2014 - but only decline in public interest and value. That is somehow absurd. And I really have no clue when (or if) the western world, where people are kinda happy with their credit cards, will start to adopt this awesome technology.
  2. Augmented reality has come a lot further with Google Glass as the leading gadget. But definitely no mainstream breakthrough yet.
  3. Solar energy and Wind Power has gained momentum - actually this might be one of the biggest gains of 2014. I must admit that energy is a field where i need more knowledge. BUT what I do know, is that before we can store energy in a cost-effective way, none of these technologies will replace energy produced by fossil fuels. A lot of research is made, but still no solution.
  4. Cloud computing is now everywhere. 2014 is probably the year of cloud computing breakthrough - and indeed this is only the beginning.
  5. Electric cars had a huge boost with the survival/succes of Tesla. I want to thank Elon Musk for bringing bold ideas to market. It is still a premature product - but now its at least a real product that will ignite a market.
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