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Future technology that will be mainstream by 2020

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Updated: Friday, 11 October 2019

As 2019 marches on and we see more of the year slip away, we can start to turn our heads to the technological updates of the new year to come. Innovation is a huge part of the technology industry, with developments taking place every minute that are set to change the future of how we work. Continue reading to learn what future technology will become mainstream by the year 2020.

At Connected Platforms, we are in the business of technology and are here to ensure that whatever developments take place that we are at the forefront of this technology. That way we can provide the best possible service to you, our clients, and can give you the peace of mind you need knowing that you’re getting the most recent and up to date technology.

Let’s find out about some critical updates in the world of technology that may well shape how we interact in a short period of time!

Want your finger on the pulse of all things amazing? Contact Connected Platforms for up to date technology services and managed IT services in Brisbane. Call us today on (07) 3062 6932 or get in touch online.

Internet of things

This basically refers to internet and tech capacity being embedded in everyday objects allowing us to control and use them with smart devices and voice controls.

You can already see the internet of things in devices like Alexa, Google Home and other smart home bots. You’ll also see a growing number of smart devices which can be controlled by your device or voice.

This might be light globes, home heating, curtains; practically anything that you might use as a convenience device could be part of the internet of things.

Automation everywhere

Remember a time when you had to go to the grocery store and a physical person would scan your groceries and charge for your them? Us neither. Just kidding – we totally do recall, but the point is that things are changing fast and automation is happening all across the world in various forms.

We can expect to see stores becoming fully automated, in addition to payment methods. Where once you might have had to pull out a card or even your phone, now you will have a chip or a wearable device which registers you as being the person to pay. You can expect to see more automation rolling out over 2020 and beyond.


We are going to see a whole lot more cryptocurrency being used as companies see the value of this digital exchange. As these coins work out their own issues and get bugs sorted, you can expect to see more cryptocurrencies becoming mainstream as we move into 2020.

You might have seen cryptocurrencies being used to make payment for all sorts of items, from pizza through to property.


Cryptocurrency is a form of technological money exchange, while blockchain is the ledger that holds it all together. This decentralised ledger allows for technological transactions to take place safely in a way where tracking and accessing information is paramount.

Things like property conveyancing can take place using blockchain, for example.

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

You can expect to see more and more AI being used to solve a variety of problems around the world, from making changes in how we access information through to providing services.

AI is a huge market with a lot of potential, and we are excited to see the way in which this technology shapes our future in 2020 and beyond. We can expect to see AI being used in transport, ordering, shopping, social media, services, and more.

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