2022 was a fantastic year for tech. However, 2023 promises to be even better, for the most part. The smartphone industry, for example, will see more manufacturers go for 200MP camera sensors, even in the non-flagship, premium category. And let’s not even get started with foldable and how many other manufacturers plan to enter the foldable market.
And let’s not even get started with what engineers and scientists have been able to achieve in the field of AI and machine learning. If ChatGPT and image generators like DALL-E were any indication, 2023 would see many more generative AI models being released.
Wondering what 2023 looks like for tech in general? Well, here’s what we think will happen this year:
The megapixel war explodes
We already had a few smartphones with 200MP sensors. Although these smartphones have usually been flagship devices from select manufacturers this year, expect more and more smartphone manufacturers to jump onto this bandwagon.
We think that even premium smartphones that aren’t precisely flagships will start featuring 200MP cameras this year,
Generative AI explodes
Generative AI refers to a category of artificial intelligence techniques that generate new, original content like text or literature, images, audio, or video. Think ChatGPT or the Dall-e image generator. ChatGPT, in particular, represents a massive leap in real-time language processing and language models in general.
The general population on the internet, the most basic of users, has just started to learn about what exactly AI can do – never before has the mass public been so exposed to the power of AI. In 2023, the use of AI bots like ChatGPT will only explode. Moreover, we will see several other chatbots and generative AI models crop up.
Premium smartphones with not so Premium SoCs
Smartphone manufacturers have realized that most users upgrade their devices every two to three years. Moreover, processors have become very efficient and powerful; barring the most demanding games and other crazy stuff like 8K recording and processing, mid-tier SoCs can handle almost anything.
Manufacturers now have a valid reason to pair sub-par or mediocre SoCs with devices that fall in the premium price range. And by the time the SoC starts showing its age, the user would have anyway thought of upgrading their devices.
The rise of foldable
In 2022, we saw many smartphone manufacturers get into foldable in a much more severe manner. In 2023, foldable will explode to a whole new level. This year, we may finally see Google and Apple enter the foldable market in some way or another.
Furthermore, we will also see several all-screen foldable laptops. Assuming there are no issues with the tech supply chain sector, we should see some pretty impressive foldable devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets making their way into the market this year.
Forget what Facebook did with its idea of the Metaverse. In reality, several startups are doing some seriously cool things in the digital realm. The Metaverse idea will continue to grow and evolve in the coming year.
Several factors could contribute to the growth of the Metaverse. One is the increasing availability and accessibility of virtual reality technology, which makes it easier for people to experience and interact with the Metaverse. The growth of the Metaverse may also be driven by advances in artificial intelligence, which could enable more realistic and immersive experiences within the Metaverse. Overall, the future growth of the Metaverse is likely to be influenced by a combination of technological advancements, social trends, and economic factors, so expect more and more startups who start working in this area.
MedTech and BioTech to grow
Thanks to Elon Musk’s announcement around Neuralink, BCIs and other BioTech and MedTech initiatives will grow exponentially. We will see more established players sharing their findings and showcasing the tech they develop.
Furthermore, we may also see the US FDA and other medical associations worldwide develop a set of rules and guidelines for BioTech companies. But best of all, we might see startups doing all sorts of things that, just a few years ago, would seem straight out of a science fiction movie.